Ok, fixed my brightness problem....stupid setting was back to "0" which would explain why it was so dark.
Played through the demo again. Now that the novelty has worn off, I'm kindof meh on this now. While combat is cool, it's not very controllable. Maybe there's just too much stuff to grab, but I just find myself not even bothering with targeting. Just grab something and toss it in the general direction of the bad guys, and the game does the rest.
The one thing I really don't like is I can't seem to throw things at different vertical angles. No matter what I do, I always throw things on a horizontal plane. Not sure I'm explaining that right, but say I'm down in the hangar deck, and I pick up a box or crate or stormtrooper and I want to throw it up at a 45 degree angle into one of the hanging tie fighters. Well, I can raise him up so he's between me and the tie fighter, press my stick to throw him, but he ends up going on a horizontal plane across the hangar deck, rather than up into the tie fighter. I basically have to lift the crate up to be on the same horizontal plane as the tie fighter, then toss it.
I also tried this out when you first enter the hangar deck and you are on the catwalk above the hangar floor. I tried to pick up a crate from the catwalk and throw it down (at a 30 or 45 degree angle) to the hangar floor to knock out a stormtrooper. Couldn't do it.
In other words, throwing objects is strictly limited to a horizontal plane, and vertical angles don't seem to come into play (unless I'm doing something wrong).
Also disappointed that combat seems to be mostly done at a distance, and wish they'd make more use of the lightsaber. I know it's "The Force Unleashed" and not " The Lightsaber Unleashed" but would like to be using it more. Perhaps you get to in other levels. Would love to be able to toss it around boomerang style.