LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy hands-on

There's not many ways you could improve on Han, Luke and Leia - but this might be one of them

Tasks like those are even more fun when both players are controlled by humans. Drop-in co-op play works exactly as advertised - at any time, a second player can join or leave. Just press pause and select "Drop Out" while your friend carries on. Wanna come back? Press start. And unlike other co-op games where your friend becomes your cruelest enemy, death is not an issue. Take too many hits and you'll drop all your studs and smash into pieces, only to reappear a few seconds later. Quickly scramble around to pick up what you've dropped and you can pretend it never happened. Same goes for friendly fire - you might slice through a pal with a lightsaber now and then, but they'll pop back into existence, good as new. This makes mashing your way through the famous combat scenes from the films even less stressful. The game is designed to be played through multiple times with different characters, so you'll appreciate the relaxed attitudes toward death.

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