Reviews and Problems with LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
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LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
3 July 2010
Excerpt: Whether you’re jumping to lightspeed from inside the Millennium Falcon or braving the blizzards of Hoth on the back of a tauntaun, there’s nothing quite like the assortment of starships and creatures found throughout the Star Wars galaxy. This September 12, LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy gives you the chance to ride just about anything you saw in Episodes IV, V and VI as you build and battle your way through a tongue-in-cheek Star Wars experience.
Excerpt: Let’s face it- It hasn’t been a good decade for Star Wars fans. The Phantom Menace, released during a golden age for the console era, started a landslide of shoddy games bearing the name so many geeks around the world held in such high regard. Attack of the Clones suffered a similar fate, and I’d rather not discuss the game that Revenge of the Sith spawned.
Excerpt: Right around the time of the theatrical release of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith , Traveller's Tales released the surprisingly enjoyable Lego Star Wars, a kid-friendly action adventure game that inexplicably rendered the exploits of young Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi to look as though they were made out of Lego building blocks.
Pros: Fun use of both the <i>Star Wars</i> and Lego licenses, Seamless co-op play, Longer, more challenging than predecessor, More vehicle sequences give better variety, Loads of unlockable content
Cons: Camera occasionally obscures the action, No online co-op
Excerpt: Try to avoid Star Wars fans, at least the ones that were " there when it was shown for the first time " in their town. You'll undoubtedly be told a story about how their mouth gaped open in sheer wonder at what was happening on the cinema screen, while at the same time hearing about why the new films are awful and how the unaltered originals are still the best.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is one of those games seemingly built around the idea of collecting as many things as possible. There's nothing wrong with this, but it's not what I enjoy about games. The bonds most twenty- and thirtysomethings have to the original Star Wars flicks means that there's a big audience for this, but, fun as it is, the gameplay just isn't there to back it up.
Conclusion: What is the BEST thing about the game? TT1: Funny bits! TT2: The funny videos. TT3: The way that it has funny jokes in. BT: The pure nostalgia factor you get when being reminded of classic scenes from the movies. Also there are some nice funny touches like disturbing storm troopers in the bath.
Pros: Classic Scenes / Funny Scenes, Character builder, Co-op gameplay
Cons: Occasional issues with getting stuck on levels, Some of the levels are quite long for young kids to play