I had Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for the Wii on preorder since forever so when it arrived my first reaction was “oh c* i forgot to cancel this”. This game isn’t getting very favourable reviews on the other consoles so I was a bit uneasy about it. But I broke the wrapper and sloted it into the Wii anyway.
First of all, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is not a family game. It’s rated 16+ and despite there not being a lot of gore there’s quite spectacular violence and mayem. Also, if you’re a pure Jedi this isn’t the game for you. You play out the Dark Side and get to exercise a lot of your evil powers.
There was a lot of talk about the potential of this game on the Wii with the lightsabers and force gestures and so on. It’s not quite exactly what people dreamed about but it’s pretty close. It’s not pitch perfect but if you swash from left to right your character will do a left to right cut and so on. The only issue so far is there’s too many combos and it gets confusing to to a point.
In terms of story line, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for the Wii is pretty much what you expect from the Star Wars, the bad guys are Evil, have dark plots and backstab each other. The good bit about playing the Dark Side is don’t need to be very careful about who you kill. A lot of the time you’re just killing everybody just like a fliped out ninja.
So in the end, my recommendation for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for the Wii is a solid buy if you’re a Star Wars fan.