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. The series is teetering now; Traveller's Tales have a decision to make: stick to counting their monies or push it out for the inevitable next venture. Our suggestion would be to go all out and deliver the sandbox Lego 'Allo Allo' that the world is waiting for.
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. It's not big, and it's not clever, but it's as much fun as what you were told to stop doing with that very phrase all those years ago.
Excerpt: As of Lego Star Wars' original release in April 2005, fans of the Star Wars universe have been deprived of quality games with light-saber action on any system. The Nintendo 64 led the way for the franchise with Star Wars Rogue Squadron, a popular pilot shooter based in the Star Wars universe.
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. It's also the perfect game to play with your own kids to introduce them to gaming.
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. Even with the change of pace, there still are stretches of the game where the gameplay does grow stale. Like I mentioned before, LSW is based on the Episode I, II, and III of the Star Wars movies.
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. Some obstacles are clearly pieces of Lego construction.