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Review - Lego Star Wars

Zonk posted more than 9 years ago | from the stubby-clicky-light-sabres dept.

Star Wars Prequels 59

nellardo writes "Put three topics dear to a typical Slashdotter's heart in one product and you are faced with the possibility of excellence warring with the possibility of crapulence. Take Lego, add Star Wars, and make a video game out of it, just in time for the release of Revenge of the Sith. That's Lego Star Wars, and it is in stores now. Fortunately, it turns out to be a fun gem of a game, good for a light afternoon for the hard-core LAN gamer, and great for kids and other family-like units.

  • Title: Lego Star Wars
  • Developer: Eidos Interactive
  • Publisher: Traveller's Tales
  • System: PC/Xbox/PS2/GBA
  • Reviewer: nellardo
  • Score: 7/10

Lego Star Wars is without a doubt a fun game. Ostensibly it's a platform game, with the mix of reflex-based jumping and puzzles that genre entails. It is Star Wars seen through the eyes of Lego playtime. Everything is made of Lego bricks and to stay true to the genre you'll spend much of the game collecting items. Of course, they're Lego - studs for simple points, and pieces for mini-kits hidden in every level.

Lego Star Wars lets you play through the major plot points of Episodes I, II, and III. This is Story mode, and you play as Lego mini-figures of the hero at that point of the story (thankfully, the Dread Gungan, Jar Jar Binks, plays very little part, even in Episode I). As soon as you've played through the first chapter of Episode I (Negotiations with the Trade Federation), Episodes II and III are unlocked.

You can also go back and start playing "Free Play," where you can play as any character you've managed to unlock. If you are far enough along in Story mode for a character to have a major role in the game, you can play as that character. After defeating Darth Maul, you can play as a mini-figure Darth Maul. After battling Count Dooku at the end of Episode II, you can bounce around as a mini-figure Yoda yourself. Some of the major characters you purchase with studs you collect (e.g., Jango Fett), and even minor characters are available (playing as a droideka is a bit absurd, but still fun).

Lego bricks don't really push the boundaries of what a modern game system can do. Despite that, the game looks very nice. Solid, smooth motion is everywhere, with very few aliasing artifacts. Collision detection, shooting, moving through space, all of it just works well.

If this was all there was to the game, it would be yet another licensing dud. A good one, but still all concept, no substance. Lots of time and money squandered on a "sure fire" hit, but with no real fun to the game.

Too often, developers forget that the real point is content, not licensing. Fortunately, the developers of this game didn't forget to make it a fun game. The developers followed the plot of the movies, but not slavishly so. They took the germ of a scene in the movie and made a fun level or mini-game out of it. No game possibility? That scene didn't make it in, except perhaps as a cut scene. Thankfully, this means Jar Jar is limited to a cut scene or two (though you can play as Jar Jar if so inclined), and the painful "love scenes" between Anakin and Padmé are absolutely no where to be found.

And make no mistake, the levels of this game are fun. The puzzles can be challenging, but not real stumpers. The mini-games are zippy and sometimes tough, but not impossible. Frustration is not this game's point - entertainment is what it is all about.

Furthermore, it's family entertainment, because this game is at its best when it's a two-player game. A second player can plug in a second controller, press "Start", and show up as a nearby friendly character. Most of the scenes in the game (as in the movies) have several key characters involved, so if you're playing Obi-Wan running after Count Dooku, a second player will start controlling Anakin (who has been running alongside all along). Either player can switch control to a different character at any time. Either player can pause and opt to drop out at any time, too.

Needless to say, this is just perfect for parents who want to play along a bit, but need to get up to answer the phone or make dinner. For that matter, it works well for kids who want to take a break from a parent's focused gaming jag.

This two-player mechanism works into the content of the game as well. If two players are active, the puzzles often require cooperation (characters follow the lead of the single player if only one player is active). Your weapons can hurt friendly players, too, so games become social and interactive - "You take the ones on the right, and I'll get the ones on the left" is a common refrain when two Jedi are faced with a crowd of battle droids.

The game also gives some screen time to relatively minor characters (like TC-14, Kit Fisto, and a young Boba Fett), and is liberally sprinkled with Easter Eggs. (Such as the Cantina song, and the disco synthesizer version of the main theme that came out when disco was still a new thing). Finally, the whole entire game is done with a tongue-in-cheek attitude. The game knows it is made out of Lego. For instance, all the baby clone troopers on Kamino are single-stud bricks, and plants are Lego plants. None of the mini-figures take the proceedings too seriously either, with knowing winks and rolling eyes at all the right moments.

All in all, it's a fun family game, well done, and a great buy. It's easy enough to play that a grade school student can pick it up, and engaging enough that the grade schooler's parents (or even teen siblings) will want to play too. If you buy one "Revenge of the Sith" tie-in, this is one that won't disappoint.

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If you liked it so much? (2, Interesting)

Admiral Ackbar 8 (848624) | more than 9 years ago | (#12625519)

All in all, it's a fun family game, well done, and a great buy. It's easy enough to play that a grade school student can pick it up, and engaging enough that the grade schooler's parents (or even teen siblings) will want to play too. If you buy one "Revenge of the Sith" tie-in, this is one that won't disappoint.

Why did you only give it a 7/10?

Re:If you liked it so much? (3, Informative)

Vaevictis666 (680137) | more than 9 years ago | (#12625640)

Because for all the fun that it is, it's not Best in Genre (10/10), nor a Buy Even If you Don't Like Platformers (9/10), or Buy Even If You're Not A Star Wars Fan (8/10).

All told, it's fairly plain for a platformer, but what it does it does well, and does fun.

Re:If you liked it so much? (2, Interesting)

Admiral Ackbar 8 (848624) | more than 9 years ago | (#12625735)

With what he wrote, I would say its at least a "Buy Even If You're Not a Star Wars Fan."

There really aren't that many games out there that an adult and a kid can play together in what appears to be a fun and meaningful (in the video game sense) way.

Re:If you liked it so much? (1)

Frnknstn (663642) | more than 9 years ago | (#12627873)

From the review:
If you buy one "Revenge of the Sith" tie-in, this is one that won't disappoint.

If you were not a fan, how many product tie-ins would you buy?

Re:If you liked it so much? (1)

PaganRitual (551879) | more than 9 years ago | (#12630556)

"Buy Even If You're Not A Star Wars Fan" I can understand, you may appreciate the game without appreciating the source, but "Buy Even If you Don't Like Platformers"??? i dont understand this concept. i dont like RTS games, and that doesn't mean i consider buying RTS games that have been rated 9 or 10 out of 10, i maybe read a bit on them (as i would with all games) and then pass them by because i dont like that style of game. just because its a really good example of a genre i dont like doesnt mean im going to want to get it.

Re:If you liked it so much? (1)

Pxtl (151020) | more than 8 years ago | (#12631941)

Then you're missing out. I find it's good to play the best of each genre. For example, I normally detest 4X games, but make a special exception for Master of Magic. Likewise, many anti-MMORPG people have fallen in love with World of Warcraft.

Re:If you liked it so much? (5, Insightful)

yotto (590067) | more than 9 years ago | (#12625717)

Why is 7/10 considered "bad"? 10/10 should be reserved for the pinnacles of their genre. 9/10 should be massively great games that you don't mind playing over and over, maybe even deleting your saves to play again... Etc.
Until you get under 5, a game should be at least playable. I hate "out of 10" scores where it's actually "out of 5" and then you add 5.
Use the whole scale, people!

Re:If you liked it so much? (2, Interesting)

Admiral Ackbar 8 (848624) | more than 9 years ago | (#12625776)

While i agree with you Yotto, no one actually does this.
So if someone does do it, many people think the game sucked since the review numbers don't correlate with reviews of 1337 Madden 20x6.

Re:If you liked it so much? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12631599)

Well, at least two British game magazines do this (Edge and GamesTM, of which I prefer Edge). 5 out of 10 is average, but 10 out of 10 is very rarely awarded.

Re:If you liked it so much? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12625787)

7/10 is a good score. I think you're brainwashed by the paid-review sites like ign and gamespot into thinking 7=total shit, because they never give a game anything below 6.5 *shrug*

Re:If you liked it so much? (2, Funny)

UWC (664779) | more than 9 years ago | (#12626038)

From the Futurama episode "A Big Ball of Garbage":

Wernstrom (to Farnsworth): "I'm giving you the worst grade imaginable: an A minus minus!" [gasps from the crowd]

Re:If you liked it so much? (1)

damsa (840364) | more than 9 years ago | (#12630637)

I'm giving it the worst review ever 5 thumbs up.

becuase he isnt in on corruption (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12634918)

the 99/100 grade hoax has got to stop. And the movie review magazine "Fantastic" that says "Fantastic!" to all movies if they are payed enough for a spot on the poster.
Corruption, marketing, call it what you like.

Great for The Little Ones (5, Insightful)

Kraagenskul (828606) | more than 9 years ago | (#12625520)

I love this game because it's one of the few games I can play with my 4 year old and not have to worry about him seeing anything he really shouldn't. He was mad at me for refusing to play Episode III with him since I hadn't seen the movie yet, but that's all good now.

Re:Great for The Little Ones (Offtopic) (1)

zoloto (586738) | more than 9 years ago | (#12626001)

Right there are signs of a good parent. You're actually parenting! OMFG! You're not even letting school, the TV or Pop Crapture do it for you!

It looks like there actually ARE some good parents left in the world. I was getting nervous! I'm completely serious too. Kudo's to you!

Re:Great for The Little Ones (1)

RealityMogul (663835) | more than 9 years ago | (#12626261)

Same with my 7 yr old son. Works well on PC since he's still small enough to sit on my knee so we can share the keyboard.

On another note, I noticed they have a GBA version too. Looking at screen shots on Amazon shows the same quality that I see on the PC. Does anybody know if this is the case or not? I'm guessing "no" myself, but I'd buy it for the kid if it was the same. Usually GBA games aren't anything like there big console versions ones of the same name.

Re:Great for The Little Ones (1)

ajd1474 (558490) | more than 9 years ago | (#12628875)

I bought this to play with my girlfriend and her little sister. The main reason was that neither of them were at all in to star wars and it seemed like a good introduction. Since playing Lego Star Wars they've watched all six movies and my girlfriend even bought me the Millenium Falcon Lego set! Now THAT is the sign of a game appealing to those outside of the "core" audience.

It is just an awesome game. Sure it doesnt look that great, and the story line is pretty linear (but i guess it has to be), but it is just incredible amounts of fun. It allows players to swap in and out without stopping the game, in free play you can swap characters that you've unlocked that will let you get to secret areas, and best of all its just damn funny!

One highly amusing area on Kamino (the clone factory), with a certain sequence of button pushes turns a computer room into a swinging seventies disco with dancing aliens and a REALLY camp remix of the star wars theme! Its hilarious!

Awesome game (4, Informative)

M.C. Hampster (541262) | more than 9 years ago | (#12625581)

This game is pretty fun, even just on your own, but the real greatness comes through on co-op multiplayer. Rather than just blasting your way through levels, you have to work together to solve puzzles on how to proceed. I hear many people complain about the lack of co-op in multiplayer. Well, this game definitely fills that niche.

I also love it because I can play it with my young son. It somehow manages to be accessible and fun for little kids and adults. You can adjust various difficult settings to make the game as hard or as easy as you like. Also, there are collectible pieces through each level that aren't required to advance, but can make the game more challenging.

All in all, this is definitely a great game and deserves 8.5/10 at least.

Re:Awesome game (5, Funny)

Lakebeach (878698) | more than 9 years ago | (#12625896)

I found Lego Star Wars game funnier and more "real" Star Wars feeling than the "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" game. Weird.

"If you strike me down, i shall become more pieces than you can possibly imagine"

Re:Awesome game (2, Funny)

M.C. Hampster (541262) | more than 9 years ago | (#12626015)

I found Lego Star Wars game funnier and more "real" Star Wars feeling than the "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" game. Weird.

I found the acting better than the movie. And the characters more likeable. And... :-)

Re:Awesome game (1)

Synkronos (789022) | more than 8 years ago | (#12632629)

That's because there was no voice acting. The movie could have done with following along the same lines

Re:Awesome game (1)

coolmadsi (823103) | more than 9 years ago | (#12626323)

At a guess, I would say that the lego game would look more 'real' because they are made of lego bricks which are usually pretty simple shapes, whereas the actual Star Wars game has characters that are attempting to be as real as possible but you still might be able to see some solid polygons that would slightly disort the characters.

I for one would really like to get my hands on the Lego Star Wars game, I had seen both lego star wars and episode III being advertised in the shops a while ago and i prefered the look of the lego game anyway, not sure why though.

Re:Awesome game (1)

shadow0_0 (59720) | more than 9 years ago | (#12630892)

The idea how the second player can join in and drop out is a great feature. I wish more games will adopt it.

Best game EVER! (4, Informative)

Soybean47 (885009) | more than 9 years ago | (#12625674)

Well, maybe I'm exagerrating a bit there. ;) But it's a really good game! I have a couple of things to add to the review.

For one thing, it's just plain straight-up fun. Most games these days seem to be going for pulse-pounding intensity, or frustrating challenges... there's obviously a place for those things, but I found Lego Star Wars to be a refreshing change of pace.

I also really liked the convenience of the multi-player mode, where a second player can join or leave at any time, with the computer taking over for them as need be. I have the PC version, and I think this feature would be even better on one of the consoles.

One more thing struck me: you can play as basically any character in the game. If they made a model for it, you can play as it. A lot of game developers wouldn't let you play as a high-jumping quad-lightsaber-wielding robot, presumably because it would be difficult to balance or something. In Lego Star Wars, it's not a problem.

Overall, I was just really impressed with this game. It's well-done, a lot of fun, and I'd recommend it to just about anyone. :)

i thought this was a good game (5, Insightful)

Salted_Flame (749218) | more than 9 years ago | (#12625705)

and i'm recommend this game to anyone. but after the two weeks i kept it (yes i kept it late to play it all) to find everything, i didn't feel like picking it up again. worth a play? indeed. worth a buy? perhaps.

ridiculously fun (2, Interesting)

CoffeeJedi (90936) | more than 9 years ago | (#12625731)

My girlfriend and i got the game at a friend's urging who had a blast playing it with his kids. We love it. The free-form mode reminds me of saturday afternoons on the living room floor with a box of action figures and a playset or two (while the lego element is fun, you can't actually build your own kits)
You can take on the levels at your own pace and play around with the little secrets here and there. Even though we beat the game, we're still going back to try to get all the minikit packs and unlock the final chapter.
If you like the game, look for the short cartoon "Revenge of the Brick" on

Re:ridiculously fun (2, Interesting)

SScorpio (595836) | more than 9 years ago | (#12625869)

I could find it on but I found it after a Google search: []

Re:ridiculously fun (1)

Construct X (582731) | more than 9 years ago | (#12629698)

I just watched that little short "Revenge of the Brick" movie and it's worth a watch.

Re:ridiculously fun (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12626218)

Your girlfriend and I played a rediculously fun game the other day too -- and it didn't involve Legos!

What I don't understand (1, Insightful)

theREALMcCoy (817988) | more than 9 years ago | (#12625846)

is why this game was not released for the GameCube. For all the talk about it being a kids console, I figured a Lego game would definitely grace Nintendo's little purple box.

Re:What I don't understand (1)

squiggleslash (241428) | more than 9 years ago | (#12626888)

There's a GBA version, so I presume you can play that with the special adapter. Seems a little unfortunate though as I presume it doesn't make much use of the 'cube's PS2/XBox like power.

Re:What I don't understand (1)

Moofie (22272) | more than 9 years ago | (#12631237)

My GameCube must be the non-kid version. It's silver.

Re:What I don't understand (1)

dq5 studios (682179) | more than 8 years ago | (#12631920)

Mine is black like the PS2 and Xbox...

Obviously (5, Funny)

Lakebeach (878698) | more than 9 years ago | (#12625938)

If you strike me down, i shall become more pieces than you can possibly imagine.

Compatability (1)

MrCopilot (871878) | more than 9 years ago | (#12626007)

Not Compatable with 98 or ME.
Cedega? Nope! Win 2000 & XP only. port/FaqAnswer.jsp?faq=1134&altList=true&game=177& platform=3&problemType=13 []

4 PC's in the house none XP, Curse you Lucas.

To confirm you're not a script, Repeat I am not a script 4 times.

Re:Compatability (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12629746)

Stop complaining, sell off one or two of the older pc's (if anyone will buy them), and get a laptop that was built in the last 5 years from ebay for $3-400, then you can play it.

As much as you can blame Lucas for most things wrong in society, I think the blame here lies with you.

Re:Compatability (1)

MrCopilot (871878) | more than 9 years ago | (#12631341)

All of my boxes "CAN" run WinXP and as good as it gets, In my opinion thats just not very Good. Most times, I'm not playing games.

"Stop complaining, sell off one or two of the older pc's (if anyone will buy them)"

I'm not quite a zealot but I have to have a damn good reason to drag me to admin & use a windows system. Lego isn't one, StarWars isn't either.

Strangely enough one of my arguments for switching one of my boys to linux is the playablility of Jedi Academy & JK2 & KOTOR not to metion UT2004 HL HL2 StarTrek Elite Forces Anarchy Online etc in Cedega.

The other kid is stubborn & his game library is huge, won't switch until he can bring all of them. Now he has 1 game he can't play. Join the club pal.

"As much as you can blame Lucas for most things wrong in society, I think the blame here lies with you."
The only thing I "blame" (read:Admire) Lucas for is the production and empire-building through marketing that has become known as Star Wars, oh yeah, and I enjoyed most of it, even making fun of the "bad stuff". The Games alone are worth 20 episode IIs AOTC-Clones. /shudder

I just thought it interesting to note. The demo is supposed to work in win98, if you look at most online retailers its listed to be for 98, ME, 2000 and XP, only after purchase and install and searching for the error did I find that page that says its written on the box 2000 & XP only. Why would the installer allow it? Why would the demo work? I've run into this myself. Works great in XP but buggy in 98. Screw 98, Ship it XP only. Actually had to ship 2 different binaries.

Re:Compatability (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12629755)

So they don't want to support an extremely old OS that even MS doesn't have active support for anymore. The only reason Win2k is compatible is due to it's sameness to XP. Do yourself a favor and move into the 21st century.

Re:Compatability (1)

istewart (463887) | more than 8 years ago | (#12639839)

Mac version is forthcoming. Don't know if that's helpful in your situation, but it's worth noting.

Mac version (1)

GQuon (643387) | more than 9 years ago | (#12643674)

Oh, I know what that means: Lego Star Wars on my AmigaOne. If only I could fix the sound in Mac-on-Linux.

Video card issues (1)

British (51765) | more than 9 years ago | (#12626247)

This game(demo version) worked great on my work laptop, but would not start on my 2-year old Athlon XP. I updated to the latest nvidia drivers, and it would not support my Geforce 4. Said it needed some pixel shading capability or some techno-babble.

but it is a fun game. I liked in the beginning when 2 ship pilots have their Lego ship fall apart around them. Like in the cartoons, they float there for a second, look at each other, and fall & shatter to the ground.

Re:Video card issues (1)

UWC (664779) | more than 9 years ago | (#12626752)

What kind of GeForce 4 do you have? The MX line of GF4s were deceptively branded and did not have the shader technologies introduced in the GeForce 3 line. The GeForce 4 MX series were pretty much comparable to the later GeForce 2 cards. I think the GeForce 4 models with shaders were 4200, 4400, and 4600, or something like that. The MX ones had numbers like MX440 (note '440' and not '4400').

I need to pick up this game. I'll just get the XBox version to save the compatibility hassle and facilitate easier co-op play. Once it drops to $29 from the current $39; I've waited too long to feel like a sensible consumer if I pay the full new release price, even if that new price was more palatable than most new games.

Re:Video card issues (1)

British (51765) | more than 9 years ago | (#12630860)

I have a GeForce MX 440. It's a 2 year old card, so I honestly wasn't surprised, but it runs UT2004 just fine, and Lego Star Wars doesn't look too graphically intensive.

I've had a history of bad Lego game experiences on the PC. THe earlier titles(alpha team ,etc) crashed on me, while one had weird video corruption where a faceless scary looking lego minifig was talking to me!

I can always get it for PS2 when it goes budget price.

Doesn't work on GeForce MX440 (1)

PromANJ (852419) | more than 9 years ago | (#12630961)

I also have a 440, and my machine is a year old. I'm not the kind of guy who can open up computers and fiddle with the insides, so I can't do anything about it.

Pretty lame how something like this should prevent a game from running. HL2 demo ran, and so did UT2004. What a waste of my time and bandwidth.

Imagine if they made gameplay cards instead. Then I might consider trying to upgrade. GFX.. pshht!

Oh well, I actually considered buying a game, maybe this one, but I think I'll go play Ur-Quan Masters instead.

Re:Doesn't work on GeForce MX440 (1)

AvitarX (172628) | more than 8 years ago | (#12634442)

<i> I'm not the kind of guy who can open up computers and fiddle with the insides, so I can't do anything about it.</i>

If you can do Legos you can fiddle with the insides of a computer. The computer is actually easier, everything only goes in it's propper place (excluding mouse and keyboards) so as long as you don't force it, and it fits, you are going to have it working.

Also, if you have the up-to-date driver for your MX440 you probably don't need a driver if you buy an Nvidia card, making the card easier to install then a printer.

The bigger concern would be if a computer came with such an outdated card a year ago, it is likly on board and non-upgradable (card is about equivelent to a card from early '02 (Geforce 2 TI 500)). This is about equivelent to a P4 2.0GHz except an updated graphis card is far more important for games.

All this does not excuse the programers from doing whatever they did to make the game not run on an alder card, since all they are doing is moving plastic cubes with low texture (speculation). Especially for a family/gateway game since non-gamers were getting those cards in their new computers for a very long time.

Control on the PC? (1)

jgoemat (565882) | more than 9 years ago | (#12626367)

Can you use a gamepad with the PC version? I guess I'll try it tonight. I bought this for the PC but using the keyboard for everything (you can't use a mouse) is a total pain and I didn't see anywhere to customize controls for a gamepad. I got through a few levels and quit. Since then I bought the fantastic Psychonauts [] and a gamepad to use with it. I'll try the gamepad tonight to see if it works. If it doesn't, I wouldn't bother with this game on the PC. If it does, I suggest the Logitech Dual Action Gamepad [] . It works and feels just like a PS2 controller and is very responsive.

On another note, I'd mark down Lego Star Wars a bit because of the collection element. You really have to hit or use the force on almost everything in the game to collect blocks. Along with that and how repetitive it is, I think 7.0 is about right.

On the other hand, I would give Psychonauts a 9.5. Each new mind you enter is completely different with different puzzles and atmosphere, so it's not repetitive at all. Of course there's still the collection aspect, but it doesn't get in the way of the gameplay and you don't really need to do it much. It may be too difficult for younger kids, but it's very funny and there is not much that would bother them.

Re:Control on the PC? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12626608)

Holy crap, that website for Psychonauts sucks....

Update: You can use a game pad (1)

jgoemat (565882) | more than 8 years ago | (#12638696)

It's a lot better with the game pad, although since it is multiplayer you can't look around with the right analog stick like you can with normal platformers.

Heh (2, Funny)

aftk2 (556992) | more than 9 years ago | (#12626532)

you are faced with the possibility of excellence warring with the possibility of crapulence

Hey, you don't need Legos or video games for that - you can get that possibility with Star Wars all by itself.

Review was good, but... (1)

Hamster Lover (558288) | more than 9 years ago | (#12627744)

the impression I got from this game is that it is a lot more fun in two player co-operative mode than single player. Don't get me wrong, I loved it and finished it single player, but I really enjoyed two players mowing down Trade Federation droids, solving puzzles and the like. Also note that there are some levels that require you to return in free form mode with characters that are unlocked further into the game to reach the remaining secret areas and fully complete that level. Again, two player co-op mode really makes this fun.

The controls are kid friendly and pretty forgiving. In fact, you cannot lose at this game; if you die it simply respawns you back to full health minus 1000 "buttons" that are collected during the game (or back to zero if you have none). A great game for the kids.

What the (1)

Bongo Bill (853669) | more than 9 years ago | (#12628003)

A franchise game that's actually good?

It's weird how developers are doing that more lately. Unsettling.

How true. (3, Funny)

neo (4625) | more than 9 years ago | (#12628249)

If you buy one "Revenge of the Sith" tie-in, this is one that won't disappoint.

If you buy two, however, this will be your second favorite.

Heh heh.... (1)

Rod Beauvex (832040) | more than 9 years ago | (#12629036)

When I clicked the article, the fortune said: "Depart in pieces, i.e., split"

Played it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12629256)

I rented it last weekend having not seen Ep 3. The game includes Ep 3, and it was so satisfying that I have decided the game cutscenes were better than the movie could ever be. I don't need to see the movie, because I've played the game. Remember how every time the movie characters opened their mouths you wished they hadn't? In the game there are no voiceovers, at the most there are a few short sounds and grunts. My wife and I played together and we had a blast. We discovered we could kill JarJar repeatedly just by tying a rubberband around the control yoke, forcing him off a cliff again and again. My pulse races remembering the hot sex that followed.

Horrible Camera Control (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12630481)

The game was fun enough, but the absolutely lousy camera control had me putting it aside after about an hour.

Massive Jedi Brawls (2, Funny)

shadow0_0 (59720) | more than 9 years ago | (#12630922)

One thing the reviewer did not mention is the brawls between the characters when you loiter in the parking lot.

After you unlocked enough characters, the fun starts. I have seen Darth Maul being hammered by Obi-Wan and Anakin. I have also seen Padme got killed when Darth Maul reflected the blaster shots back at her. Words cannot describe the hilarity watching these Lego characters fight each other.

Re:Massive Jedi Brawls (1)

CoffeeJedi (90936) | more than 8 years ago | (#12633143)

li'l Boba Fett is marked on the "bad guy" side, so when he's in the parking lot, running around with no weapons, the hero characters will gun him down as he runs away.

Re:Massive Jedi Brawls (1)

GQuon (643387) | more than 9 years ago | (#12697859)

True. I watched Jano Fett try to defend little Boba, but Obi-Wan cut him down. Then Jango was killed too. General Grievous exacted revenge on Obi-Wan, though. :-)

this game has The Fun (2, Interesting)

chrish (4714) | more than 8 years ago | (#12633632)

My son (4.5 years old) and I have played through this twice since we picked it up on release day. It's great fun, although playing co-op with a four year old is somewhat annoying...

Even though we've been playing the hell out of the game, it remains fun, and I'm enjoying going back to find all the mini-model pieces, get enough studs to open up the New Hope scene, etc.
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