You've had those moments all throughout your life; getting cut off by some jerk on the phone during heavy traffic, your boss' douche cousin parks in your spot constantly, your girlfriend or boyfriend cheats on you, etc. You've yearned for the chance to grip that car with the Force, crush it into a paper ball, and toss it to the side of the road, to crush the whore's lungs with the Dark Side then run her through with a crimson lightsaber. May I present, from my own imagination and experiences, The Wrath of the Force.
This game is the pinnacle of the Force Unleashed gaming enging: You can pick up large objects, shock people with Force Lightning, slice a vehicle in half, and cause Force Chaos! The core mechanics are extremely similar if not exactly like the Force Unleashed. The X button (Square for PS3 users) swings your lightsaber(s), the Y button (Triangle) unleashes a barrage of Force Lightning, the B button (Circle) uses Force Push, the A button (X) is to jump, the right trigger (R2 [Star Wars reference unintended]) to grip objects with the Force, left trigger (L2) to block, right bumper (R1) to dash, left bumper (L1) to lock on, left thumbstick to move the character, and right thumbstick to move the camera.
The key difference between this game and any other Star Wars game is that this takes place in the real world, not to mention a free-roaming world. Instead of gripping a Stormtrooper and tossing him into an AT-ST, you'd pick up an innocent civilian or military personnel and chuck him or her at a truck. Instead of grabbing a Star Destroyer and smashing it into the ground, you'd seize an airplane, crush it, then bring it down. Also, as this has no relation to Star Wars other than the Force and lightsabers, you will not fight any Star Wars character. Not Darth Vader, not Luke Skywalker, not even Jar Jar Binks. You will be fighting real people, or at least fictional people created within the WotF universe. There is not a story as you would think. There is no secret government plot to exploit your Force talents, no mad scientist bent on creating an army of Sith, nothing. The story is all about you losing your temper and using the Force to have your revenge against the tard who cut you off.
Naturally, any Star Wars-inspired media needs two crucial elements; The Force, which has already been discussed, and lightsabers. Throughout the course of the game, you unlock four different lightsaber styles with sub-branches within each. First, there is the standard single lightsaber, with two fighting styles; blade forward like a standard sword, and back-handed as made famous by Galen Marek in the original Force Unleashed game. Second, there is the duel-wielded lightsabers with two fighting styles; blade forward and back-hand. Third is the lightsaber staff as made famous by Darth Maul and comes with three fighting styles rather than two; the normal version where the blades emerge from opposite ends of the handle, the "super saber" to use it as a one-bladed weapon but with twice the length, and the super saber in a back-handed style. The fourth and final is duel-wielding two lightsaber staffs with the same three styles as the one saber staff but with two staffs.
Save for the basic single saber with blade forward, every lightsaber style must be unlocked before use. All back-handed styles are unlocked by collecting lightsaber crystals spread throughout the world; the single saber is unlocked at 25, duel-wielded sabers at 50, single super saber at 75, and duel-wielded super sabers at 100. The two super saber options are unlocked by completing a series of challenges, with the single unlocked at completing 25 and the duel-wielded at 50. Duel-wielded sabers are unlocked after you defeat the fourth boss of the game, the saber staff after you defeat the final boss, and the duel-wielded saber staffs by defeating the game on the highest difficulty without dying. Yes, it's that awesome.
As for choosing which blade style you want, there's no need to go all the way into the lightsaber menu. All branches can be accessed with the D-Pad. Up activates the single saber. Press it again to use the back-handed style. Left is the duel-wielded sabers. Press that again to use the back-handed style. Right is the lightsaber staff. Press it once more to go to the super saber. Press a third time to use the back-handed style. Down is the duel-wielded saber staffs. Press it again to use the super sabers, and again to use the back-handed style.
Blade colors are already unlocked at the beginning of the game and come in these colors: Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Yellow, Cyan, Orange, Black, and White. All come with standard, pulsating, and glowing variations that are unlocked by defeating a certain number of enemies with each color. For example, the standard version is already available, being standard and all, but all pulsating variations are unlocked by defeating 250 enemies and all glowing variations at 500. Lightsaber abilities are unlocked by finding certain Jedi Holocrons (collectibles) throughout the world. There are five abilities total: Increased damage, increased chance of electrical damage, stealing health from enemies, gives enemies a damaging aura, and increased chance of spreading damage to nearby enemies.
Costumes are unlocked by finding certain Sith Holocrons throughout the world. The costumes are the only way to accurately bring Star Wars into the real world with the skins of Darth Vader, Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker, Lord Starkiller, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and others, plus some costumes based on real life mixed with Star Wars, such as the main character outfitted with mechanical implants and such.
In terms of your choices of how to handle a situation, there are three paths; Light, Dark, and Neutral. For example, in-game, some jackass almost hits you with their car as you're crossing the street. The Light choice is to make the car stall, the Neutral is to shift the gear into reverse, and the Dark is to grab the car, crush it into a ball, and toss it aside.
Ah, how I wish this game could be made. I'd be first in line to pre-order, first to buy, and first to play.