Now, I like Star Wars. I didn't like Star Wars Episode 1, tolerated Episode 2, loved the 3rd, and the rest are just classic. So, I like Star Wars.
I don't like Star Wars related things. The books bored me, the mini-series (cartoons) made me sick to my stomach, and if you see all the merchandising, and huge fans these films have, you'd almost never want to have anything to do with Star Wars.
So, when I heard that they were going to make another game, I shivered, and feared what it would be like. Nevertheless, I still tried it. And it's good. The story is great, and that's saying a lot, since there haven't been many new great Star Wars storylines. This story might aswell have been a film, because it's just that good. The new character is great, and has a lot of deapth, and the general setting is just brilliant.
The game takes place during the end of the third movie, and the beginning of the forth. I won't mention too much of it, but you are basically the bad guy for once, and you have to do Darth Vader's dirty work. Great.
The game plays....well, but there are soo many glitches in this game, that first playthrough might scare of a lot of people. luckily there's a patch to solve this problem, so no worries there, and with the recent trophie upgrades, there's acctually a lot to be done in this game.
the main problem still lies within the targeting system of the game. now and again, you'll target some random piece of rock, and without knowing it, you'll be attacing that. eventually, you'll catch on to this, and find ways of targeting the bad guys faster.
Also, the levels are repetative. some of them are just a lot of hack and slash, but that's not such a bad thing, since the apprentice moves well, and everything just looks so flashy. It's a great visual spectacle, that if played on a decent TV, could pass as a 3D movie.
the music is also great, it's all star wars, and blends perfectly into the game. though I'd have prefered more ambiant sounds, the game does delever a special atmosphere.
anyhow, so to conclude, a great game, a good buy, but you'll need to download those patches to make the game more playable.
Also you can buy Two expansion levels for this game, but seeing the steep price, that might just be a bit too much to ask.