This game is loads of fun for any Star Wars fan (like myself) or someone faintly familiar with the franchise (my 6 year old daughter). The mechanics are the same as the previous game (collect studs for bonus stuff, character switching, co-op modes and very-very funny cutscenes). New things like character mixing/creation adds yet another level of replayability. My only issue is that the camera can get a little crazy, especially in co-op mode. But it's a minor issue. My daughter started to like Star Wars and watches the movies BECAUSE of the game! So this game has all the fun of Legos without the ouch-ouch minefield walk when the toys are left on the carpet. If you need something to bond with your kids in a family friendly manner, this game is a wise choice.