Which is more "unleashed":Force Unleashed or The JK series? 26 replies

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#1 10 years ago

I don't know much about the force unleashed but from what I've seen, I get the feeling it is pretty much a revamp of the JK series and frankly I think the JK series (for me) beats it in quite a few places. For example, all the saber duels are too easy. At least in JK they made equal and liberal use of the force as well as the saber (only problem was the force points but that could be circumvented). As for the story, I'm no story critic but I guess force unleashed is more dramatic. The only thing I see it having over the JK series is the story and the fancy physics engine but nothing else. The "unleashed" part seems a bit too unleashed as it is simply so easy to dominate with your "uber" force powers which makes sense but then again makes everything too easy. Also the enemies had as much command of the force as you and sometimes even more, but this is what made it so fun. Especially when everything got fast-paced and adrenaline pumping for me (games can do that sometimes unconsciously). So, thoughts, views, opinions, flames (okay scratch that last flame bit out)?




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#2 10 years ago

I think they suit 2 different types of gamers, really. Force unleashed might have been meant to be "uber", because the creators want it to be. Ye know like those stress reliving games, e.g. Dead Rising.

Prince of Persia and God of War should fall under the same category as Force Unleashed. Entirely single player, focusing on how powerful and agile you can be.

JK is for the hardcore I guess, It is fun in JA to fight the AI cults, but when I go online, it just pisses me off how people can just hold the LMB and kill me randomly(oftenly too) while I die even while using the so-called more powerful combo moves.

You gotta admit slicing & throwing your opponents is a great way to relief stress, but I just wish there were more balanced saber duels like in the JK series against those cults and reborns.




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#3 10 years ago
Prince of Persia and God of War should fall under the same category as Force Unleashed. Entirely single player, focusing on how powerful and agile you can be.

I don't know about God of War but I think The POP trilogy required much more skill than the force unleashed (especially if you were playing with a keyboard). Correct me if I'm wrong since I haven't fully experienced the force unleashed.

JK is for the hardcore I guess, It is fun in JA to fight the AI cults, but when I go online, it just pisses me off how people can just hold the LMB and kill me randomly(oftenly too) while I die even while using the so-called more powerful combo moves.

What is the "LMB" (sorry never played online)? As for the combos, I doubt they are actually useful, since, the game requires you to find the opportunity to strike quickly and with deadly skill. I swear when I was new to playing JO I always died when fighting dark jedi. It was because I kept running straight into my enemy saber flailing around like a fish. Same thing happens with the JO/JA combos (or at least the katas that I remember from JA). It makes you totally unable to defend yourself whereas the AI is set so that it can attack and defend at nearly the same time so you have to make your move when you see your opening. It may be a great way to relief stress but I liked the hardcore, adrenaline pumping, fast paced battles in JA. Seriously, Force Speed+You+Opponent with Force Speed=Fast paced animesque battle where force heal is your friend. And don't tell me it makes you invincible because you would have died if you let your guard down and I felt that it was also a great way to relief stress (just my personal opinion).




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#4 10 years ago

Well, Prince of Persia seemed to play on more smoothly on the keyboard and mouse for me rather than consoles. As for God of war being related to it, is the free-form fighting I guess.

The LMB is the Left Mouse Button :). Yeah and I know about dying fast in the JK series too, switching cheats on where dismemberment is high, as long as the saber touches you, you die almost immediatly or suffer near death damage. I once did a trick move with JA's combos, the saber touched my thigh and I died in mid air.




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#5 10 years ago

Nah, actually you could die even without the dismemberment cheat in SP just by being completely careless and swinging around your saber like an idiot and wasting away your force points. But, how in the world did you die by getting touched by your own saber!? Unless you were using some cheat let you have dual double sabers I don't even know how that could happen.:eek:




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#6 10 years ago

Besides the graphics, Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight was able to do most of what I saw in Force Unleash. Some of the mods and cogs available made for some really wild multiplayer matches.




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#7 10 years ago

I've been a JK player for around 4 years now and I just finished TFU... I must say TFU is really... really good.. I got a lot of enjoyment out of playing it. The bosses require thought and strategy instead of spamming which can be used to win in single player on both JKO and JKA. Oh and if you found TFU easy, try it on "Warrior" or "Sith Lord" difficulty, that'll give you a challenge.

TFU - Great graphics, good storyline (In my opinion, I know some of you will disagree) and makes you think instead of spamming.

JK - You have way more control over your lightsaber, the graphics aren't that bad if you have them on max, the storyline in JKA is terrible.. the storyline in JKO is o.k...

Me personally I prefer JKA (Since I don't play JKO any more) over TFU since I love JKAs multiplayer. In response to "What is more unleashed" then of course it'll be TFU due to some of the things you do in the game which I have never seen before in Star Wars.




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#8 10 years ago
Siddharth Gupta;4588321Nah, actually you could die even without the dismemberment cheat in SP just by being completely careless and swinging around your saber like an idiot and wasting away your force points. But, how in the world did you die by getting touched by your own saber!? Unless you were using some cheat let you have dual double sabers I don't even know how that could happen.:eek:

I dunno, try moving your character around even when your doing the combat move, e.g. jump into the air and doing the crouch foward move? I guess, but I swear there was once my saber touched my thigh and killed me, wasn't the normal one, its a dual saber or staff.




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#9 10 years ago

Actually, I thought DF2 was even more uber just because you had force destruction and force protect. Force destruction destroyed everything within like about a 10-15m radius and force protect could be used with any amount of force energy and protected you from all damage until it took probably something like 700 damage itself. I don't know about the modded parts though because I could never actually get mods for it. I don't think you could actually spam in JK/JO unless you got infinite force energy through the bind cheat and as for spamming the dual saber flurry combos, you could get killed unknowingly (or heavily damaged). Unfortunately, I can't try it on warrior or sith lord because I just have the DS version. It seems pretty cool... for a DS game that is. Besides I only bought it for the story mostly. The DS version, you could spam on pretty easily. Some of the bosses like the rancors I admit required a BIT of strategy but not much. I agree the storyline I think is just as good (or somewhat near) as the original trilogy. While I agree that the storyline of JKO was not the greatest, it was still better than JKA's crap "outline" and did have a bit of drama. I agree the game has more tricks and all. So I guess it beat JK series there but I still think they are equal, not in terms of game mechanics, but gameplay fun factor from what I have seen on youtube vids. Nearly at least. I admit it is still somewhat better but not that much.




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#10 10 years ago

Meh, i didn't think that JKA's combat was that good. It was nearly impossible to block, you could almost always win if you just held down attack and ran forward and the force felt a bit... on rails. You couldn't really do that much with it. You could do grip+lightning or grip+force push, but that drained your force in near on five seconds. TFU on the other hand, you can actually block, using the force is danmned good fun and you can't win by button bashing. Can you guess which one i prefer? And Siddharth, are you on the FFDebate forums> by any chance?