Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Half Val Kilmer, Half Christian Bale, the formula is looking a tad trite and jaded. Too apathetic for many but fans and kids alike will still find its cute and simplistic ways endearing enough.
Excerpt: When you were a child, a parent or teacher probably told you "Stop that. It's not big and it's not clever." The latter half of this phrase sums up Lego Star Wars more concisely than any other erudite turn of phrase I could dare hope to come up with.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: OK, it may well be a game targeted more at the younger gamer, but that doesn't stop it being almost pure fun from start to end. Any competent gamer is going to see all this game has to offer faster than foreign tap water goes through you, but every last moment will be savoured.
Summary: Play the most memorable and exhilarating scenes from The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and the forthcoming Episode III Revenge of the Sith including pod racing on Mos Espa, the repelling of the droid onslaught in the Genosian arena and Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon's fatal fight with Darth Maul.
Conclusion: The combat in the game is fairly straightforward. LSW plays like pretty much any hack and slash game. In an effort to eliminate the monotony from the combat, you can use different weapons, puzzle solve and, yes, jump into vehicles.
Excerpt: Lego Star Wars is an action game that, at first glance, would seem suited best for young Padawans—as in the under-12 set. As the title implies, there are lots of Lego pieces to be seen here. Mace Windu's got that raised hole on the top of his head.