actually a shooter

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tyree 102 May 04, 2013 at 20:50

I put off playing star wars force unleashed when everyone else was playing it. but I was looking for an old game to study. so I finally played the force unleashed the 1st one. now its a good game but despite the character having a sword its actually a shooter. since the character is always fighting multiple enemies all with ranged weapons. you have to use force powers to try and do the same.

the animation uses motion capture and swinging the sword has a before and after motion. the after motion is a long dramatic pose. which will cause you to die. since your constantly being shot at by ranged weapons. and every swing of the sword moves the character forward about 5 steps which makes no sense.

your really forced to use the force powers so its right back to being a shooter. shooters continue to be the dominant game type for U.S. game makers even when they have a sword.

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fireside 141 May 05, 2013 at 02:22

Shooter isn’t necessarily bad, it just doesn’t stand on it’s own very well except for a smaller audience. When you add strategy, puzzles, story/missions etc, it gives the game more depth and applies to a larger audience that may get bored with just a twitch type game. Many people get bored with them just like they get bored with an action movie that doesn’t have much of a plot. It’s kind of a poor choice for an indie because it’s harder to add all those things.