LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy Xbox 360 Review
30 May 2010
Excerpt: The intentions of all involved are clear for all to see in the LEGO Star Wars games. A unification of building bricks, little people, lightsaber’s, jedi’s, stormtroopers and everything else Star Wars was a little unexpected to say the least, but fans of both avenues were over the moon with the...
Conclusion: The sheer number of off the wall bugs and undefeated achievements make the game a thing of luck more than skill. If you can get past the bugs, and have a good amount of time, 1000 points of gooey Lego goodness can be yours without a terrible amount of effort 5/10.
Summary: Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy moves the series forward in a few crucial ways, namely balance and replay value, but it’s one step forward and two steps back. By changing the core formula that made the original title work, Lego Star Wars II, for all its additions, just isn’t as much fun as...
Pros: It's Star Wars
Cons: Vehicle controls done poorly. Adaptive difficulty can make it overly hard.
Excerpt: LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is the follow-up to the hugely successful LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, but where the original game enabled you to play through levels based on the new trilogy of films (Episodes I-III) the sequel enables you to play through Episodes IV-VI.
Excerpt: . I get the sneaking suspicion it was quite overlooked by most gamers because Lucasarts have over the years done a grave injustice to the Star Wars license by producing a vast amount of very lackluster games.
Excerpt: All that's ever asked of a videogame sequel is that it offer everything people liked about the first game, with slightly superior graphics and minor improvements on the gameplay. A deceptively simple target to shoot for, many games can't seem to hit it.
Summary: Lego Star Wars 2 expands on the first game by quite a margin, it adds a whole mass of new content and gameplay options. With a better drop in and drop out component this game could truly shine in that department.