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Hey, I'm Andrew, I am a gamer and a ROCKER!! I usually only play my 360, but if I am in the mood, I might play Mario Cart on my Wii. I would say my favortie games would have to be... Rock Band 3, Left 4 Dead 2, Bioshock, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Half-Life 2, Metal Gear series and the Jak and Daxter series.. Right now, I am playing Mortal Kombat, Saints Row 2, Catherine and Halo: Reach.

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You shock an android to freeze it in it's tracks as soon as it de-cloaks in front of you, stunning it. You force push it over the ledge and then quickly turn to force grip an ice ball coming at you. You then throw it at two storm troopers, freezing them. Force pushing them, you shatter them across the floor into little shards. You turn to the final enemy in front of you, the hulking freezing robot. You grab another ice ball it shoots at you and throw it back, freezing the robot in its' tracks. You then quickly dash at it and release the fury of your dual lightsabers at it. Before a few seconds, the robot is weak and a QTE event plays out. You jump up and fall, cutting the bots' arm off, freezing itself. You quickly charge a force push and blast it into a million pieces. 

I may not be the best describer in the world, but I know when I feel like a bad ass. The Force Unleashed II may not be able to compete with Reach, Rock Band 3, or even Black Ops but that doesn't mean it isn't a great adventure. Don't get me wrong, the game has flaws, the 4.5 hour long campaign and unbelievable story are the major ones. However, isn't the You shock an android to freeze it in it's tracks as soon as it de-cloaks in front of you, stunning it. You force push it over the ledge and then quickly turn to force grip an ice ball coming at you. You then throw it at two storm troopers, freezing them. Force pushing them, you shatter them across the floor into little shards. You turn to the final enemy in front of you, the hulking freezing robot. You grab another ice ball it shoots at you and throw it back, freezing the robot in its' tracks. You then quickly dash at it and release the fury of your dual lightsabers at it. Before a few seconds, the robot is weak and a QTE event plays out. You jump up and fall, cutting the bots' arm off, freezing itself. You quickly charge a force push and blast it into a million pieces.  I may not be the best describer in the world, but I know when I feel like a bad ass. The Force Unleashed II may not be able to compete with Halo: Reach, Rock Band 3, or even COD: Black Ops but that doesn't mean it isn't a great adventure. Don't get me wrong, the game has flaws, the 4.5 hour long campaign and unbelievable story are the major ones. However, isn't the main point of the game supposed to entertain us? I believe (except the story) that this is a great improvement over the original Force Unleashed. The combos and animations are smooth as butter. Your attacks fly as you cut limbs off of poor stormtroopers and send them flying as you finish the combo. The in-game and cutscene graphics have been upped to add the eye-candy as you blow everything away. Mainly, the gameplay elements have been upped for the sequel, but the same can't be said for the story and length however. The story starts out as you are being tested to see if you can resist the previous Starkillers' temptations. He obviously fail and start having flashbacks of Vader betraying him. He then starts his (short) journey as he breaks out and escapes from Kamino. From there on out, the story goes downhill and there are cop-outs that I will not mention due to them being spoilers. The characters seem a bit... off as well. I can't really put my hand on it, but the returning characters don't seem as lively as they did in the original Force Unleashed. All complaints aside, I really had a great time with this game. Killing massive amounts of stormtroopers in multiple ways never gets old. It may be because I am a hack and slash and Star Wars fan, but I really reccomend that you pick this up for a rental at least to see what kind of badass you can really be. Score: 8.5 Editor's Note: I really do apologize about the lack of pictures in the article, but I cannot figure out how to get my pictures over properly. They just end up being tiny or url text. So if someone could message me the proper way, I would greatly appreciate it. As for now, refer to my uploaded photos for references. 



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