Reviews and Problems with LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
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Lego Star Wars II
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: Just last issue I reviewed the first Lego Star Wars video game (which contained Star Wars episodes I, II, and III). Lego Star Wars II contains Star Wars episodes IV, V, and VI. The theme of Legos is continued. This version is a little more violent than the first one, and carries an ‘E10+’ rating as opposed to an ‘E’ rating of the first game. Blasters, and light sabers are joined by some interesting new ships to fly around with.
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.
Conclusion: LEGO Star Wars is obviously making a name for itself as another fun Star Wars franchise with this, its second edition. The co-operative multiplayer carnage is great fun, though not to say that the single player missions are a bore by any means. The loads of extras and hidden missions will have you busy for a long while to come. It may not be for everyone, but for youngsters looking to get their first taste of Star Wars , parents really couldn’t do any better.
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.
Excerpt: Well, I don't know about you, but I love Star Wars. I also love Lego (even though I'm a tiny bit old for it). So together, Lego Star Wars II has all the makings to be an excellent game and it doesn't disappoint.Following the storyline of the original trilogy, this game is the sequel to the already hugely popular Lego Star Wars.
Excerpt: Igniting a firestorm of frenzied Star Wars fanatics, the original Lego Star Wars became a classic almost immediately when released for the Xbox and PS2. Traveler's Tales, the developer, decided to continue their unique take on the Star Wars universe with the remainder of the trilogy, namely episodes IV through VI. The presentation remains true to the movies and uses key, cinematic points within the narrative to drive the tale.
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.
Excerpt: Though essentially the same game as Lego Star Wars II The Original Trilogy for Xbox 360, the GameCube, PlayStation2 and Xbox versions of the game just don't quite measure up, mainly in the graphics department.
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