31 Days of Video Games: Day 22
Now-a-days it seems like every game has a number after it. With the ever expanding sea of sequels, sadly there are some that end up being worse than their predecessor. And that’s what we’re dealing with today, Most Disappointing Sequel. The biggest let down in recent memory comes from a series with legions of fans, spanning movies, television, clothing, and videogames. I’m talking about Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2.
Now the first game put you in control of Starkiller, Vader’s secret apprentice. He has a masterful control of the Force and that put you in a wonder place as the player. You feel powerful. You feel like a Jedi or Sith (depending on how you play). I was well received by fans so the sequel had a lot of pressure on it.
Kinda hard to top that…
Unfortunately, it fell pretty flat. The story was weak if it was even there, there were a few tech issues that didn’t need to be there, and the game clocked in about a little over 4 hours. That’s plain unacceptable for a 60 dollar game. One of the biggest teases was the inclusion of Yoda. He shows up for 1 cut scene and it’s a very small part at that.
Size matters not huh?
So while gameplay was ok, this sequel did not do enough to warrant it being a sequel. It could have simply become more dlc for the original game if anything. So with great sadness I award Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 Most Disappointing Sequel.