Product Type: LucasArts PSP games
Newest Review: ... the environments, characters and vehicles from the Star Wars mythos and superbly transforming them into Lego. Visually, the game looks fan... more
Mostly a great game
Lego Star Wars 2 (PSP)
Member Name: shaneo632
Lego Star Wars 2 (PSP)
Advantages: Visuals, gameplay
Disadvantages: Cameras, loading screens
Lego Star Wars II is for the most part a great game that's mired by a few minor niggles, perhaps the most prominent of which is an irksome loading time, which will definitely get on your nerves quite quickly!
However, there's so much here to like that this is easily mitigated; this is a vibrant, living breathing world, taking the environments, characters and vehicles from the Star Wars mythos and superbly transforming them into Lego. Visually, the game looks fantastic, and while you might expect a Lego world to be quite basic, it does, in fact, have plenty of smooth and robust textures, and has a high level of detail throughout for a PSP game. Aurally, things sound good; the effects, such as swooshing light sabres, are lifted right out of the films, and although it doesn't include a lot of the original score, the redux version is still good.
The gameplay is what's important really, though, and it totally delivers, allowing you to play through scenarios from the first three films, and once you've beaten them, also allowing you to roam the lands in a sandbox-style. The controls are smooth and intuitive, but the odd dodgy camera angle does detract from the experience a little, as it kills the immersion factor.
Simply, I think this will please any fan of either Star Wars or the Lego video games; it's got imagination to spare, great visuals, and mostly fun gameplay. If it wasn't for those pesky loading times, this would be close to five stars! Also, some of the camerawork could have been refined, but this is only a minor obstacle and for the most part is not at all a problem.
Summary: A fine game
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