Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

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8.5 Overall Score
Graphics: 8/10
Controls: 9/10
Gameplay: 9/10

The best of the Lego games

Easy to burn out on playing

 
Game Info

Game Name:  Lego Star Wars:  The Complete Saga

Developer(s): Traveller’s Tales

Publisher(s): LucasArts

Platform(s): PS3/Xbox 360/Wii/NDS/PC

Genre(s): Action/Adventure/Platform

Release Date(s): November 6, 2007 (PS3/Xbox360/Wii/DS) October 13, 2009 (PC)

ESRB Rating: E10+

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Yes! I finally get to take on that whiny Luke!

From the beginning…see Anakin’s childhood, to his corruption and transformation into Darth Vader, to the rise of his son Luke Skywalker, and his defeat of the Empire!  As the space battle begins for the Empire, you are the only one who can save the galaxy!  The adventure is coming, and you build the adventure to save the galaxy…far, far away.

Lego Star Wars:  The Complete Saga collects the original 2005 Lego Star Wars: The Video Game (available on the previous generation Xbox, GameCube, and PS2) and adds in the 2006 Lego Star Wars II:  The Original Trilogy.  The complete Star Wars adventures are available in their entirety.  As the previous two Lego Star Wars games, this game was also a success.

The Lego Star Wars game really started something.  It provided a kid friendly gameplay of a popular series while also making a great marketing tool for Lego and their products.  While the Star Wars games were the first of a long change, they are also still some of the best.

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Bandits! 3 O’Clock!

The Complete Saga contains the levels from the first two games, but also added levels.  In addition to the new levels, the new trilogy Star Wars (Episodes I-III) levels were updated for the game (since they were previously on PS2, GameCube, and Xbox) and add new gameplay to the stories.  The game also contains bonus Bounty Hunter missions and challenges that were previously not available on either version.

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Leia, for some reason I think making out would be a mistake

Like the previous Star Wars games, there are over 150 characters to play in the game, plus you can assemble other characters.  Each character has abilities that allow them to move to different areas of the game, so multiple playthroughs are necessary.  In these playthroughs, the game might become tiring and it always sucks (with every Lego game), that you only get full access after you have played for hours, and by then, you are sick of the game and you do not care if you have unlocked the characters.

Visually, the game is what it is.  It is kind of fun to see Lego interpretation of the classic scenes (and the scenes from the prequels), but this is also not the most refine version of the Lego games.  The game actually has a bit more creativity because it relies on pantomime to tell the story since they do not incorporate voice actors.

Lego Star Wars isn’t for everyone, but of the Lego games, this one is the best.  It has smooth controls and the gunfighting and lightsabers work better than other weapons (like the guns and whips of Lego Indiana Jones).  The game essentially is a walk-through game since it is near impossible to die.  If you play the game, you will finish the game.  It just depends how long it will take you.  The animated movie scenes like in most Lego Star Wars Games are quite fun and funny and make Star Wars more of a parody like MST3K.  The Force is with you!  Lego Star Wars:  The Complete Saga was followed by Lego Star Wars III:  The Clone Wars in 2011 but Lego followed this game with Lego Indiana Jones:  The Original Adventures in 2008.

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