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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Darth Vader in The Force UnleashedLong time no post. Apparently a lot of stuff happens in life and before you know it, it’s September and you have been playing so many damn games that you haven’t talked about, it’s a sin. This is the first of many, I hope. Unfortunately, this post is of a mediocre/terrible game. It has a fantastic story for the time between Episodes 3 and 4, the visuals are beautiful, and the physics and different engines Lucasarts used are amazing. There are a few other things that make the game interesting, but all of it is held down by the terrible gameplay choices Lucasarts decided to make. The best way to sum it up is, the first level is the best because you play as Vader, and all the power you have during that level is exactly what playing as a Sith warrior should feel like. That’s why I used that picture for the intro to this article, because it is the highlight of the game. But as soon as you are given the apprentice, stuff just starts to go downhill.
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Super Smash Brothers Brawl

Upskirt 1 Remember that game for the N64 where Nintendo put a bunch of its first (and some third) party characters up against each other in a unique style of fighting game? It was called Super Smash Brothers. The game ended up being one of the reasons why people bought an N64. It had a successor, named SSB Melee, that also was the only reason people bought the Nintendo console at the time, the Gamecube. Granted it had some upgrades, but it was practically the same game. Now the only reason for most people to own a Wii is the next sequel, SSB Brawl. Brawl has a ton of features, more than most games developed today, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it deserves the high ratings and praises it receives.

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