Conclusion: At forty bones, LEGO Star Wars is a must buy if there are any sub-15 year olds lurking about your house. The faithfulness to the SW Universe (as perceived in the movies) might be better than any game out there, kid title or not. Graphically, the game is a comical look on Lucas’ work, but also strangely true to the original vision of the guy who helped put all those stupid Trekkies in their place in ’77 (thanks George - I can only put up with so many Tribble anecdotes).
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: Star Wars was the film that created spin-off toys and merchandise. The re-release of the digitally remastered original trilogy followed by the making of the new trilogy of prequels, has resulted in the release of countless related products in recent years. Video games have always been closely linked to the Star Wars universe, from the early vector graphics arcade, PC classics X-Wing and TIE Fighter, to recent releases like Knights of the Old Republic and the MMORPG Star...
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.
Excerpt: LEGO Star Wars is designed by Traveller’s Tales, a developer whose previous games have mostly been geared towards children; with average titles such Finding Nemo and Toy Story Racer. With such recent titles under their belts hopes were not high for Lego Star Wars. However when the world’s most successful film series meets the world’s most successful toy, something very special was created.
Conclusion: Doch genug der Meckerei. LEGO Star Wars ist poppig, macht einfach einen Mords Spaß und ist für jede Altersgruppe geeignet. Für Höchstwertungen reicht es aufgrund der erwähnten Mängel leider nicht, doch Klötzchenbauer und Star Wars Fans werden den Kauf auf jeden Fall nicht bereuen.