Lego Star Wars review

Contains all the pieces missing from those other Star Wars games

Pros

  • The simplicity of play
  • Great visual humor
  • Mace Windu's head

Cons

  • Loads of pointless busy work
  • No original trilogy stuff
  • Needing to play as Mr. Binks

You should have seen the new Star Wars films by now, if not to be entertained, then at least for the sense of closure you get from seeing Anakin have that helmet slapped that dried apple head of his. Of course, listening to his woeful cry of “noooooooooo” as he sees what he’s become, we’re suddenly reminded that Lucasfilm should have called it a day right before the Ewok Caravan of ‘Hate’ and quit while they were ahead.

The cutscenes from Lego Star Wars, similarly, give the definite impression that the pimpled CGI character on screen has done a better acting job than Hayden Christensen did in the films, which is especially intriguing given that all the Lego men are mute. You won’t get more intensity and emotion out of a man anwhere, Lego or otherwise, than you will in the snappy Episodes 1-3 highlights. Fortunately, the magical cutscenes aren’t the only things worth playing Lego Star Wars for, as this simple co-op action game is bouncy enough to charm the pants off any jaded Star Warsfan.

More Info

DescriptionWho knew a simple injection of plastic would breath more life into the stagnating Star Wars francise?
PlatformGBA, GameCube, Xbox, DS, PS2, PC
US censor ratingEveryone
Release date25 October 2005 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)
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