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Lego games have been around for while now and every time, they never disappoint.
The Star wars addition is no exception.
I love the way they stick to a very accurate but subtle story line, including the off comedy too.
The HD graphics look ...well HD.
The combat system is fun and simple. You can hack and slack with your light sabres, shoot with the blaster rifles, or use force powers.
The co-op player (jump in jump out) arrangement is effective and works. You are limited with the maximum distance available between co-op players, but this isn't a bad thing. It never becomes a nuisance. The game draws you to helping each other as each character has their own special ability. You can't always continue until a player has achieved a certain trigger in the game.
I have to admit, some of the challenges are quite difficult. On the odd occasion I've even been stumped with what to do next. This all adds to the game play and the sense of achievement. (Even though it's designed for like 3 years old!)
They incorporate their own Lego creations into the game nicely. You always have to build objects like ladders, gate, bridges, barrels, land cruisers, space ships, and even the odd animal to ride but this blend of film and real life technicalities of what is basically just a toy. Make a superb game to play.
All in all an excellent game to have a go at. Fun and stylish, ...it's Lego.
I have been a huge fan of the Lego games on Xbox360; I am a casual gamer, not particularly good and enjoy 2 person games to playing on my own. If this fits you, the Lego games are perfect.
I did not find this game as enjoyable as the other Lego games (Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones), maybe because I didn't know the stories it was telling so really didn't have a clue what was going on. I am also not a hardcore Star Wars fan.
The game play is the same as the others, easy to drop in and out, lots of smashing up objects to get studs to collect. Lots of new characters to discover along the way - and pretty early on you get to fight about who is going to be Yoda! The characters are cute and funny, the cut scenes are also funny and cute, although they didn't help me understand what was going on.
The negative things about this game are:
1. It is not always clear what you are supposed to do. You go into a room, this you have completed everything, and then move on. Then, when you have completed the second room you have to go back as step... but there is no indication that is what you are supposed to be doing. I have got very frustrated at the game a couple of times as I have no clue how to proceed. This being a computer game, it is happy for you to remain in limbo with no hope. I fine in these situations, an on-line walk-though is invaluable.
2. As a two player game, quite often the main character is a Jedi and the secondary character is a clone soldier thing. Clones are boring and don't do much except (in my case) shoot the Jedi and annoy my gaming partner. Clones don't jump, don't have force, can't hit unless they are standing on top of something. Sure, occasionally there is something to blow up that the Jedi can't manage - but overall, clones are dull.
If you are an achievement hunter, there are a lot of secret achievements, which you will have to look on line to find out about. As with all Lego games, finishing each section only gives about 10 gamer points, and this is a long game so it does take time to rack up all the points you can get.
I do recommend this game to others, it is definitely worth playing, but it didn't quite live up to the others for me. But completing the game to 100% takes a lot of hours, so it is well worth investing in.