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

And while you certainly don't need the power of the Xbox 360 to enjoy a game like this, LEGO Star Wars II puts it to good use anyway. Click through our screens in the 360 version's image gallery and you'll see some fancy reflections on shiny plastic bodies, vibrant explosions of little plastic bricks and a marked depth-of-field effect that makes objects very close or very far away from the camera blurry. The current-gen consoles won't feature quite so many visual perks, but we don't think the gameplay will suffer one bit, nor will the cinematic sequences. They're legitimately laugh-out-loud funny, compressing key moments from the films down to a few, non-verbal seconds each, uncannily recreating some scenes shot-for-shot while sneaking in slapstick jokes that don't disrespect the source material. That's a balancing act that could have been disastrous had it gone wrong, but what we've seen not only works but might make LEGO Star Wars II the most entertaining thing you put in your console all year.

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