E3 2010: Force Unleashed II trailer doesn't make sense

Oooh. Have a look at this rather attractive Star Wars: Force Unleashed II trailer. It's 'cinematic', which means it'll bear very little resemblance to the actual game. But still, it looks sweet and features a lot of delicious Star Wars action. And also it does not make sense. Have a watch and I'll explain all.

So what doesn't make sense? I find it impossible to believe that Darth 'don’t underestimate the Force' Vader would trust a bunch of muppet stormtroopers to kill his fully Force-enabled apprentice.

Vader's a ruthless man and would have no hesitation doing it himself. As we can see later in the trailer, the apprentice has the power to use the Force to completely disintegrate enemies. Vader would be well aware that his apprentice would wipe the floor with half-a-dozen stormtroopers. It doesn't make sense. Unless, of course, he wants to keep his apprentice alive...?

June 14, 2010


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  • trevorwallace - July 22, 2010 1:49 a.m.

    Considering the fact that Vader killed him already in the last game, I'm pretty sure he knew his storm troopers were going to eat dust when he left them in a room alone with Marek. Obviously he doesn't care what happens to his apprentice, he's got a bunch of other Marek's in his lab. Which makes you wonder what the Dark Sith Lord does on his free time. Oh, and there was some mention that the clones were never as powerful as the initial Marek. And that the one he had intended to destroy was "special" so to speak, in that it remembered the past memories of the actual Marek who died saving the rebellions key conspirators. (If you could call it that). Needless to say, despite the oddities I enjoyed the first game, and can't wait to see the renovations they've done to the second. Even so. The Old Republic is knocking the socks off of any Star Wars game!
  • TheElephantManchurianCandidate - June 15, 2010 2:26 p.m.

    Video removed :(
  • NaughtyTeddyBear - June 14, 2010 11:15 p.m.

    You're right, it doesn't make sense... BECAUSE IT CAN'T BE SEEN!
  • brickman409 - June 14, 2010 11:10 p.m.

    the video got removed
  • killerrpgfan - June 14, 2010 8:40 p.m.

    i am saying that thor0997 is right on the money with this one! Except he forgot the part about him his... err her new baby vader killer her after birth with a mini saber.
  • spekko - June 14, 2010 8:05 p.m.

    The only problem I have with this is how the hell does it fit in to the first? Even if you took the good path Starkiller dies, so... Anyways, it looks good, probably gonna get it if I'm not busy playing Black Ops and Reach.
  • Spocksjock - June 14, 2010 6:54 p.m.

    It is classic vadar...he wants his apprentice to full give in to the dark side, give into his hate, and gain his true power. No doubt he is trying to manipulate him in order to get rid of the emperor in some way.
  • RePtAr - June 14, 2010 6:26 p.m.

    wtf??? i thought darth vader was dead, how the..?
  • VenomVip7 - June 14, 2010 6:24 p.m.

    @ mmeaden Totally agree man. Vader always has a seperate plan in play. He might have let this one escape in order to use the 'defective' clone's memories to track down Juno and kota..Or maybe he just wants him out there to cause havok and keep the emperor from paying too much attention to what Vader's doing on Kamino...either way the trailer looks awesome
  • Vaius - June 14, 2010 5:37 p.m.

    Darth Vader doesn't really want Starkiller dead. It's more of a show for Sidious.
  • princeofme - June 14, 2010 5:37 p.m.

    i really don't find it that hard to believe that he knew he would survive. i mean as we saw in the ending of the trailer he made clones. he probably wants to pit them against the originals and you know their his clones because of the website they retain some of his memories. this is going to be awesome :)
  • EnragedTortoise1 - June 14, 2010 4:53 p.m.

    Either Vader had some kind of concussion which he rapidly recovered from in time for the fourth, fith, and sixth movies, or he wanted to keep Starkiller alive. But clones? Really? Oh well. I hope it'll be just as cool as the trailer suggests... which it won't. :P
  • garnsr - June 14, 2010 4:50 p.m.

    Muppet stormtroopers had no problem wiping out every Jedi but two, if you remember (you should probably try to forget, though.)
  • thor0997 - June 14, 2010 4:44 p.m.

    Starkiller was a prototype, and Vader refined his experiments to make more "Sithy" clones that he can directly control. Starkiller goes to good side and does goody two shoes shit, and then learns about Vader's clone kill team. Starkiller hunts down his bros, but they are too strong, then Starkiller seeks out anchient and wise good Jedi. Starkiller has a deep moment and then is somhow able to kill the clones without a problem. Starkiller is renamed Starbirther. The newly titled Starbirther goes to hunt down Vader, and finds him working on a prototype of the Death Star, or the Deathstar 2.0. (what else does Vader have to do?) Starbirther fights Vader, cuts of Vader's are (or leg, or had, or dick, it doesnt matter) and then Vader takes off his helmet. Vader turns out to be a clone or Cthulhu. (They really dont care about story anymore) Vader get teh dead, and the galaxy is saved... or is it. (Starbirther turns out was a GIRL, and he gives birth to the REAL Vader)
  • denyeverything - June 14, 2010 4:35 p.m.

    obviously it's part of a plan. i think that the first game's story was good enough that we should assume the story is going to be pretty good on this one as well.
  • mmeaden - June 14, 2010 4:22 p.m.

    Nobody here thinks Vader might deliberately let him get away? Vader may look "stupid" from one perspective, but maybe he's the total opposite. Perhaps he knew the apprentice would dispense of the stormies with ease and escape so he could take part in some grand scheme without realising. Being as rash as he is, Starkiller probably wouldn't think too much before he acts. He certainly didn't do too much thinking last time around. Check the way Vader goes straight to the "clone lab" after "executing" his apprentice. Are these the reasons why he doesn't need his apprentice anymore? Or does he need to test them against the apprentice in order to see if they work? Thats my two cents anyway.
  • ScruffMoney - June 14, 2010 4:10 p.m.

    Probably didn't put a lot of thought into it, Vader's not the main focus here. The apprentice is, so the director of this trailer probably didn't put too much thought into his actions.
  • JNewman - June 14, 2010 4:04 p.m.

    Sorry, this game just looks stupid. I wish they would just drop the pretense that this game would have any sense of drama and just say, "here, take your lightsabers and cut shit; we don't even care anymore."
  • Clovin64 - June 14, 2010 3:54 p.m.

    Stormtroopers are bloody stupid. Why would they charge in right up close to a Force-empowered psycho with two lightsabers? Vader obviously doesnt want the Apprentice dead, he'll just be testing him...y'know because he LUVS him. Rough love.
  • CountZero - June 14, 2010 3:47 p.m.

    Haha, Star Wars is so dumb. The novelty of a dude spinning around with laser swords wore off long ago. Now it's just like, yawn, omnipotent space ninja wizard destroys an entire army single-handedly...again...

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