a galaxy far far away... the immortal first words to the Star Wars
mythology have once again been recreated on the XBox 360, however
with the biggest twist to the franchise in years. LEGO! That's right, the
world of Star Wars has been turned into LEGO which allowed gamers to
experience the entire mythology from episodes I to VI in separate
games, however this current incarnation features the entire
storyline in one handy DVD.
Although this current version features
both the original games, the developers have also added a plethora
of extras that makes this a worthy purchase of its own as gamers
once again get to play the heroes and villains of the title such as
Han Solo and Darth Vader.
the world of LEGO Star Wars, gamers take on the role of characters
from the Star Wars universe, playing through the events
in the films with a variety of different abilities. Jedi characters
wield lightsabers with ease and use the Force to manipulate LEGO
objects in the environments.
This only scratches the surface of what
the characters are capable of, and after playing through each level
once in Story Mode, you’ll have to mix it up in Free Play with
characters’ abilities to unlock all of the hidden goodies.
all, nothing has really changed in the basic gameplay of LEGO Star
Wars in this collection. It’s simple to jump right into and get the
hang of, without having to remember a bunch of complex maneuvers. Of
course, this simplicity is a bit of a double-edged sword.
While younger gamers and those of the more casual scene will
appreciate the ease of play, some of the more hardcore crowd will
feel like they’re playing a basic button masher from back in the
day, albeit with a different coat of paint.
LEGO Star Wars has always been a more of a two character experience
every level, players take control of at least two main characters,
with single-player gamers swapping out as needed. The real fun has
always been about getting friends in on the action though, with
extra players able jump in and out on the fly. With LEGO Star Wars the Complete Saga, this experience is taken online, with full Xbox
Live support for two-player co-op play. How's that for Jedi cool!
Graphically, LEGO Star Wars the Complete Saga looks amazing on the XBox 360 thanks to
improved graphics and hi definition textures from the reflections of
the steel floors to the desert winds blowing on Tattoine, the
visuals are a real treat for the eyes.
Also, for all of you Star
Wars junkies, there’s a whole host of new characters making
appearances in the new game. There’s even a special appearance by a
certain fedora-clad, bullwhip-carrying, snake-fearing archeologist
who’s stumbled into this galaxy far, far away.
And if there’s not
enough in the game for you, you can always do a little mix and match
to create whatever your mind can come up with. There’s even some
brand-new levels mixed in throughout the game to make sure there’s
something fresh for those of you who beat the games the first time
around. These not only serve to bring back owners of the original
games, but they help complete entire Star Wars picture from
beginning to end.
you’re a Star Wars fans new to the LEGO Star Wars experience,
there’s no doubt you should pick up LEGO Star Wars the Complete
Saga on the Xbox 360. The sharp graphics, the great sounds, online
play…the Complete Saga is a complete collection. And with all the
new goodies and content thrown in, there’s even a reason for those
of you who bought the games the first time around to go out there
and pick it up again.