In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, your most important weapon in your battle against Darth Vader and his minions is your lightsaber. Mastering each of the attacks it can perform takes a little time, and the benefits include the ability to dish out devastating combos that are perfect for taking down some of the game's enormous foes. Lightsaber attacks are executed by tapping the Square button and can be combined with a series of special Jedi powers that Starkiller possesses, such asn lightning attacks, Force Push and Force Grip.
Force Grips is perfect for picking up enemies and throwing them into one another, off ledges or even into electrical terminals powering force fields that are blocking your path. As you battle enemies you begin to fill up a Force Fury gauge located in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Once you fill it, you can trigger Force Fury by pressing the L3 and R3 button at the same time. It transforms you into an unstoppable force of nature, inflicting huge amounts of damage on any enemies unfortunate enough to stand in your way. Force Fury is also perfect for quickly destroying some of the game's larger enemies including the AT-ST Walkers you'll encounter on a regular basis throughout the campaign.
Another brand new power to master is the legendary Jedi Mind Trick. It is a clever ability that allows you to control an enemy and turn them against their allies, or even cause them to leap to their demise. Remember to use it when you find yourself in a tight spot and surrounded by hordes of Stormtroopers because it could save your life. As you progress through each of the missions be sure to explore and search for crystals that can transform your lightsaber.
Certain crystals enhance the strength of attacks, while others provide additional health as you slay in battle. You can also upgrade Starkiller's various skills by pressing the SELECT button on your Wireless Controller to access the Upgrade Menu. Here, you can purchase new attacks, combos and Force powers. Each one of these skills can be upgraded a maximum of three times. Remember - use the Force if you want to survive.