My god. The Force Unleashed 2 for PC is ... a frighteningly bad port. I can run the game on the highest settings with no lag, but the game just looks like a smeared mess, and the animations are so bad it's not even funny. I'm going to dunk my harddrive in bleach now.
I should have said something earlier. Not that I know it's a bad port, but it was a game designed for consoles, and the first game pissed me off so badly I couldn't even finish it. I can't imagine the second would really be all that much better, especially when porting a console game to PC these days.
I didn't even realize you could save the other patrons in the bar. I just figured it was more of the fine tradition of railroading Japanese games typically employ.
The only thing I think Bioware did tastefully was its portrayal of sex in the first one. The second one maybe better maybe worse, depends on the romance. However, it's actually romance is more a throw back to the pulpy space opera serial novels than anything. It's kind of the same way Han and the princess get together, but much more adult oriented. Is it realistic? Nah. Is it good gaming? Nope.
Also I was extremely pissed that Cathrine's morality system worked on an arbitrary system of questions that were seldom actually related to the narrative. The game was a slog for me.
Yeah, those questions weren't really all that helpful in building a real morality system, but again. I look at it as potentially kick-starting some designer brains into doing it better later on.
My thing with Bioware is that, well, sex is basically a reward for saying the right things. It's very Hollywood. A relationship begins with sex. I know some may find it silly to be saying a thing like that on a board like E, though I imagine it's very understandable to most around here. In real life, you don't say the right things, have sex, and then....well, yay! You unlocked an achievement! ...*cough*
Even so, I appreciate that they included it in Dragon Age and Mass Effect at all. I wish more games would try for it, with or without the sex as a reward.
Either way, though, both games handled it better than Fable.