Call me a big kid, but I absolutely love Lego Star Wars II. I really enjoyed the first Lego Star Wars game and still love dipping in to try and unlock the secrets, but with the follow up Lucasarts have surpassed themselves.
LSWII has all the features of the first game, the fantastic humor and in game movies that tell you the whole story without a single spoken word. The awesome characters and scenery that are right out of the Lego box and incredible ease of play.
Kids will love both games and it’s easy for an adult or big bro/sis to drop in lend a hand and drop out again all at the press of a single key.
LSWII takes you through the original three movies, by far the best story lines, where LSWI took you through Episodes I II and III.
There are several enhancements to this game over the first, one that I think is pretty cool is that any character, except droids, can build items in the game. You’ll see as you go through the game that some Lego pieces in a pile will be hopping about, move up to these and hit the build key and the character will speedily build you something out of Lego. Kids will love guessing what it is as they see it building up exactly as it would if you had the very Lego pieces in front of you. Some parts of the game require you to build up complex machines that you can then hop into and operate. I’ll not go into detail as it really would spoil the game.
there are secrets galore that will unlock different parts of the game. the replay value of the Lego Star Wars genre of games is unequalled in the world of gaming as far as I am concerned.
I picked up my copy for £14.99 at Virgin, Play.com have it on for that too. You can get it on PC, PS2, PSP, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, GameBoy Advance, Xbox and GameCube. So that’s pretty much all bases covered then 😉