Commentary: The Force Unleashed II

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It’s about time.  Now for the commentary of my last The Force Unleashed review.  At least, it was when I started doing this commentary… Continue reading

Review of The Force Unleashed II Demo

Alright fans, Sith Jammies with continuing coverage on The Force Unleashed II! Continue reading

Spoiler Free: The Force Unleashed II Comic

After weeks of patiently waiting, I’ve cracked the code to Boba Fett’s personal files: a graphic log of The Force Unleashed II.  Was it worth it? Continue reading

Commentary: The Force Unleashed, Part 1

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I started reading these books…

I sit here in this cell, a living anachronism. It’s a structure of bone, held together with vines and located on the deck of an Imperial battle station. The blackened and rotting bones are striking against the polished metal surfaces of the floor beneath me. I rest against hard rods of calcium, as my feet find themselves on equally unwelcoming durasteel. The tightly wound vines look comical against the bright fluorescent lights of my cell, but there’s nothing comical about the situation.

But it’s not just any battle station I find myself in. No, this is the very same battle station that was once referred to as a small moon- a battle station I thought- no, I knew that this station was destroyed years before I was born. All of its stories, from design to prototype to those of the stations that would become its grandchildren, were told. Or so I had thought for, obviously, the Death Star is very much alive.

As I sit here, I mull over the situation with my one companion. Yes, I have a companion. I hold it in my hands, staring blankly from time to time, and then go back to reading. My companion is a novel: The Force Unleashed by Sean Williams, an adaptation of the script by Haden Blackman. It is through this novel that my fate will be decided.

This was my big inspiration writing the first The Force Unleashed review: I had never put anything that wasn’t strictly informative in the opening part of the review- the part that serves as a blurb on WordPress-type systems. Continue reading

Review of The Force Unleashed Comic (Part 2 of 3)

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He leaped, light-footed, out of his cockpit, moving in the manner of a swash-buckler but dressed in the manner of a pious Cheddar Monk. He sprung across the hangar, utterly silent other than the tip taps of his feet on the floor. Nevertheless, he was spotted.

An elderly man with white hair and a strong beard stepped out of the corridor, a beam of scarlet light protruding from his grip as he blocked the operative’s path. The operative responded with his own beam of crimson, and the two expertly crossed blades in a manner that better befitted a gathering of aristocrats engaging in flights of fancy than the deadly serious sport that it truly was. Indeed, this fact was underlined when, after a particularly deft sweep of the operative’s blade, the aging yet nimble gentleman was replaced by two halves of a bisected droid, sparking as it crashed to the ground.

It’s been about two years since I read the novel, but having recently checked out the graphic novel, I found that I hadn’t forgotten very much of the story. I’m not going to rehash it here, we’ve got plenty of coverage of The Force Unleashed that you should get the gist of the story if you don’t already know it. What I will talk about are some of the things that I liked, that stuck out to me, from the graphic novel, as well as the things that just didn’t work for me at all. Continue reading

The Force Unleashed by Sean Williams (Part 1)

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I started reading these books…


I sit here in this cell, a living anachronism. It’s a structure of bone, held together with vines and located on the deck of an Imperial battle station. The blackened and rotting bones are striking against the polished metal surfaces of the floor beneath me. I rest against hard rods of calcium, as my feet find themselves on equally unwelcoming durasteel. The tightly wound vines look comical against the bright fluorescent lights of my cell, but there’s nothing comical about the situation.

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But it’s not just any battle station I find myself in. No, this is the very same battle station that was once referred to as a small moon- a battle station I thought- no, I knew that this station was destroyed years before I was born. All of its stories, from design to prototype to those of the stations that would become its grandchildren, were told. Or so I had thought for, obviously, the Death Star is very much alive.

As I sit here, I mull over the situation with my one companion. Yes, I have a companion. I hold it in my hands, staring blankly from time to time, and then go back to reading. My companion is a novel: The Force Unleashed by Sean Williams, an adaptation of the script by Haden Blackman. It is through this novel that my fate will be decided.

Continue reading