Star Wars fans have had a hard time of it lately; three not-that-great films and some sub-par videogames have made even the most devoted enthusiast feel that the saga is on the wane.
But it's possible that their prayers have been answered, as The Force Unleashed is not only a hugely enjoyable game but a worthy entry in the Star Wars canon.
Set between episodes III and IV, the player takes control of Darth Vader's secret apprentice, who must hunt down the remaining Jedi and generally lay waste to hordes of hapless foes who get in his way.
The game's main selling point, and one that's impossible to resist, is in allowing the player to use the Force to manipulate both enemies and the environment.
On top of being able to mow down bad (and good) guys with a lightsaber, you can also pick up objects and enemies without laying a finger on them. It's enormous fun.
The game looks and sounds stunning, with a sweeping orchestral score and incredible graphics that do the original trilogy proud.
It may be a while until we get another film that does the saga, created by George Lucas, justice, but until then, The Force Unleashed is the perfect stopgap.
THE Gazette has some fantastic prizes to give away to commemorate the launch of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. First prize is a toy lightsaber and a copy of the game for Xbox 360, and four runners-up can each win a copy of the game. To enter, simply answer this question on a postcard with your name, address and daytime phone number and send it to Jane Harrison, Ealing Gazette, 134-136 Broadway, W13 OTL by October 3.
Q. Who created the Star Wars saga?
a) George Lucas.
b) George Clooney.
c) George Bush.
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