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LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga review

AT A GLANCE
  • Shiny, unique LEGO look
  • Tons of cheats and secrets
  • Just plain fun gameplay
  • Not much new from previous games
  • Star Wars score a bit much for LEGO
  • Maybe you don't like LEGO?

The level design is sparklingly special - every corridor corner, every Clone ambush, every enticing trail of shiny gems has been placed to perfection. It reminds us of GoldenEye, the way the smile creeps across your face as you learn the maps by heart through repeated play. Be warned, though: LEGO Star Wars just loves killing you, safe in the knowledge you've got infinite lives. The endless hordes of Droid Fighters on Naboo actually made us scream into our fists.



So, what if you've already played the previous LEGO Star Wars? The vehicle sections from that game have been completely reworked - but then the new-style vehicle bits didn't feature prominently in The Original Trilogy anyway.

On the upside, you get plenty of new characters. It's now easier to unlock some of the two games' best bonus features - including LEGO Town. It reeks of joy. And there's the near-Mario levels of hidden stuff tucked away on each stage. It's tummy-tinglingly brilliant to discover how much variety there is in the secrets (jigsaw wall puzzles, secret vehicle sections, building little piles of LEGO into everything from televisions to AT-ATs) when, on first sight, the levels seem like little more than a few fixed corridors. It's one of those games you instantly know you'll be going back to for every last hidden bit - it's the least you can do to reward the developers' enthusiasm and sense of fun.

More Info

Release date: Nov 06 2007 - Wii, PS3, DS, Xbox 360 (US)
Available Platforms: Wii, PS3, DS, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Published by: LucasArts
Developed by: Traveller's Tales
ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+: Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor

2 comments

  • lilwillski - January 16, 2015 4:22 a.m.

    I've happy memories of playing the first 3 episodes on PS2. The upgrade to PS3 was great and I still play this classic today!
  • RiversJR - January 2, 2009 9 a.m.

    1st xD I recently completed the game and it is one of the best ive played to date. Its suprisingly good graphics and..reasonably funny lego-ized movie snippets in between levels make this game a good change to most life like games out on xbox.

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