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by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 16 Sep 2008 18:44
Tags: action force-unleashed scifi star-wars tmi

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed TMI

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Is there really such a thing as Too Much Information (TMI)? Well every so often, especially during review cycles, WiiHD tries to cram too many quotes into a single post, so we use our TMI format to make things a little easier. Below the review scores are collapsible links (+ View So-and-so's Quotes). When you click them, they pop open with that outfit's most important quotes on the game.

Today is the day many have been waiting for, the release of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. So what sort of impressions did it unleash on the critics?

IGN Wii: 7.8 out of 10 (Good)

Game Daily: 7 out of 10 (OK)

GameSpy (Wii): 4.5 out of 5 (Good)

Not the greatest Star Wars game ever, if you believe the reviews. But still a potentially fun romp where you get Jedi powers without all the Jedi moralizing, and a sweet multiplayer mode exclusive to Wii. As always, there's a gallery after the break.

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by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 01 Sep 2008 21:39
Tags: scifi star-wars video wii

Clone Wars Duels In Motion

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Star War: The Clone Wars (you know, the other definitive Lightsaber game for Wii that doesn't use Motion Plus) showed off some lightsaber-duel footage at Leipzig. Grab it after the break.

At first blush, WiiHD likes The Force Unleashed's duel mode better. It could simply be that these were convention goers playing the Clone Wars demo rather than programmers who knew all the ins and outs of the game, but Force Unleashed looked to be more dynamic. We'll of course keep an open mind as more footage comes out.

Watch the new video below, then go sample The Force Unleashed's duel mode and tell us what you think.

Via GoNintendo | Permalink


by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 17 Jul 2008 20:07
Tags: action clone-wars ds e3 screens star-wars video wii

Star Wars The Clone Wars (Gallery)

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Didn't we just do a Star Wars post? Ah, yes, The Force Unleashed. Well that's not the only Jedi action you'll be getting in 2008. The upcoming animated Star Wars The Clone Wars (a.k.a. Star Wars: The Quest for More Money) gets its own game as well.

Exclusive to Nintendo, there's a different version for each system. The Wii gets Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels. DS gets Star Wars The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance. The DS version is being developed by LucasArts, and the Wii version has been outsourced to Licensee-heavy Krome.

The Wii version, as you can tell from the name, promises to be the Lightsaber title for Wii. Meaning there's some smack talk between Krome (The Clone Wars Wii) and Krome (Force Unleashed Wii).

The Clone Wars is due out for the Holidays this year. So we'll see soon enough which Krome prevails.

Hit the break for 8 screens for each system and some footage (including new E3 footage).

Via GameTrailers (E3 footage) and Press Release | Permalink


by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 16 Jul 2008 20:31
Tags: action force-unleashed preview screens star-wars video wii

Joystiq Gets their hands on Force Unleashed (Wii)

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WiiHD's gallery of fresh Wii-specific screens and video for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is ready for your waiting eyes. But we didn't want to just give you eye candy, so we dug up Joystiq's hands-on for the Wii too.

Assuming you haven't been hiding under rock for the past few months, you know the Wii gets an exclusive Duel Mode where you can go head to head with your friends. It also gets a few extra stages over the PS360, and some special Wii-specific moves. Joystiq didn't miss the advanced physics of the PS360, proclaiming that the Wii physics felt "realistic enough" under the conditions they were able to test. The visuals were jaggie-filled, but Joystiq liked most of the motion controls. Although the light saber didn't always respond in kind, they were down with the force controls.

The Duel Mode has no AI option—it requires 2 players. There are 27 characters and 9 locations to choose from. In addition to lightsaber action, you still get to use your force powers on objects in the locations. Best we can tell, there isn't much differentiation between the characters' moves. Everyone gets one single blade lightsaber, and the same basic move set. You can tell the characters have different strengths from the duel mode screenshot though. But overall the moves feature a richness in combination that makes this mode a rich fighter, almost worthy of separate packaging according to Joystiq.

Hit the break for Wii-specific media.

Via Joystiq Hands On and Joystiq Duel Mode Hands On | Permalink


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