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Lego Star wars is an action game for the original Microsoft Xbox games console.
This game covers the new trilogy Of Star Wars movies, in this game there is no dialogue but key moments from the movies are translated into humourous little cut scenes.
The gameplay is very easy for anyone to pick up, you can control the Jedi like Anakin and Obi Wan, robots and soldiers. The game has many styles of combat, the Jedi obviously use light Sabres, you just keep pressing the attack button to use impressive looking moves. Soldiers and robots use guns which lock on nicely to enemys making the gameplay very smooth and easy.
In this game are your character can die, but they will immediately come back to life. This keeps frustration to a minimum, and as you can attack your Allies you can kill the annoying Jar Jar with no penalty.
This is a good game and you can find it for around £10.00, but you may have trouble locating a new copy.
This game is firmly aimed at the younger end of the games playing market however it still has a few attractions for those with more mature tastes and sometimes it is fun to release the inner child in us every now and again.
For those who are into the films then the action in the game takes place in the first three episodes of the movies and whilst it is an advantage to have seen them it is not an absolute requirement as I have never seen any of the films that the game covers and I still enjoyed playing the game.
In the game you get lots of characters to play as and one of the things I especially liked was the ability to switch between characters at any point in the game, whilst you only control one character at a time you are often supported by one or more computer operated character and on the whole the AI stands up pretty well and does not get in the way of the game play.
I found this game to have a good mix of puzzle solving combined with some good fighting action where you can get the trusty light sabre flashing about without the need to provide your own sound effects. Added to the fact that the game play is very easy to master with basic controls and very little chance of failing, you also have a couple of racing levels to enjoy which in all gives a good variety of challenges to over come.
Visually the game is excellent and the whole thing looks like it has been constructed from Lego which is sure to appeal to the younger player. The colours are sharp and the images well defined and it is great fun t slash an enemy with your light sabre and see it break down into the individual blocks from which it was made. The sound quality is good with the very familiar Star Wars theme running throughout.
I would definitely recommend this game especially for the younger players however it does have a charm of its own that will appeal to most people. The only drawback is the lack of difficulty which could man that you will race through it quite quickly so probably better to rent this one rather than buy.
It is available on Amazon for £9.50 from the new and used section.