17. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
A short time ago in a boardroom far, far away, Disney High Command ordered the complete and utter annihilation of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. In an instant, every comic book, video game, and ultra-rare edition of 'Qui's gon wild spring break special' suddenly cried out, and was suddenly silenced. It was like enduring Order 66 all over again, except, yanno, with way less neatly-diced younglings and a few more badly-written novellas. Needless to say, the move rankled with fans, but few endeavours were hit harder than 2008's Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, a show-boating, chest-beating piece of then-canon, which alas, now is not.
Of course, The Force Unleashed was more than just a quick publicity grab; the game's major selling point continues to be its promise of truly over-the-top force-bending abilities. Sadly, for all of the hijinks this often entails, the game also suffers from a number of distinct shortcomings. Unleashing the force isn't nearly so much fun when you're tied down to an unintuitive control scheme, with flimsy combat serving to undo much of the goodwill established by a largely interesting cast of characters. File this one alongside the 'good, but not great' of interactive Star Wars adventures.