Many of the strangest low ebbs in the history of Star Wars games came about due to a desire to marry the series to a current industry trend – appropriate or not. This comes to a head in the Battle For Endor expansion pack for Star Wars: The Force
Unleashed II. In an alternate take on Return Of The Jedi, you lay waste to the rebels as the rampaging Dark Lord, Starkiller. One quicktime event sees you force Han Solo to shoot Chewbacca before impaling him on your lightsaber: an ugly fusion of childhood nostalgia and GodOfWar- aping game design that nobody asked for. Later you battle Leia, who has become a Jedi trainee in the place of her (deceased, in this timeline) brother – and you butcher her as well. Star Wars has always been versatile enough to support mature takes on the fiction, but a masked space-ninja slaughtering Ewoks with Force Lightning isn’t that.