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...
Excerpt: Kids these days, they never had it so good. Yes I know – that’s about as corny as you can get. Generations are always taunted by generations gone by about how easy their life is compared to when they were kids and, to some extent, it’s always true. When I was growing up back the 70s, my elders frightened me with tales of WWII rationing, massive unemployment and breadline poorness.
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: Lego Star Wars is, hands down, a very good game. It doesn’t have the depth as I would have hoped, but the experience is just one that you will always remember as being fun. If you’re a Star Wars fan and don’t mind being a kid again, then Lego Star Wars would be a great purchase for you.