gamers (58%) found this review helpful
Lego Star Wars 2 will be an enjoyment to fans of the first, people who enjoy games that you can pick up an play, and Star Wars fans in general. This game, unlike the first, is based off the original three Star Wars movies. However, in this game you're treated to a better story, slightly better visuals, and a few new gameplay mechanics. I found the game equally if not more enjoyable then the original.
Reason being is of course the story, but that's not where it ends. Some new features that are quite cool is the ability to control vehicles, and have more members in your party. Another thing is that the puzzles have gotten an upgrade too. If you remember in the first game there were a few puzzles spread throughtout the level, but they lacked a challenge. Luckily for us, the guys at Lucasarts have given us that.
So, there we have it. A new Lego Star Wars game that is as good if not better then the first.
Story- 10/10 Cmon, it's the first Star Wars!
Graphics- 6/10 Nothing stunning, but good to look at.
Gameplay- 8/10 Simple, but fun. Enough said.
Overall- 8/10 Good game that I recommend to any fan of Star Wars who doesn't mind a Lego twist.
P.S. If you plan on buying the game for the Xbox 360 then be prepaired to pay an additional $10. Sucks, I know, but what can we do?
gamers (72%) found this review helpful
For anyone that's played and loved the original LEGO Star Wars, rest assured that this game just offers you more to love. With arguably a better storyline, LEGO Star Wars II does everything else just as well, if not slightly better, than the first game. The main difference with this game would be the party system. Like the original, you can flip-flop back and forth between your party members to accomplish different goals, like using force powers to build a bridge or using R2-D2 to hover across a gap. Unlike the first game, you can sometimes have up to six people in your party to make things a little more interesting.
If you haven't played the original, let me say that both games are very kid friendly. That's not to say that they wouldn't be fun for more mature audiences, but they are very light as far as the violence and the difficulty level. I think this game may be slightly more challenging than the first game, but overall it's still easy enough for a youngster to make it through without too many problems.
My only real gripes with this game are the lack of upgrades for the 360 version. Come one, people! This is a sophisticated next-gen machine capable of far better than just a higher resolution. There is nothing in the online department at all: no leaderboards for comparing scores, no co-op with your brother in another state. The game does offer co-op on one system, meaning you can sit down with a friend (or your kids) and play together, just not over Xbox Live. Also, there are some occasional slowdown problems, which I can't understand given the 360's power compared to the not-very-next-gen graphics. This is a definite port, obviously not designed to take advantage of this system.
Those minor gripes aside, I must say that LEGO Star Wars II is just plain fun to play. I would highly recommend anyone that liked the first game to check this game out, as well as anyone who liked the movies. Seeing your favorite scenes in LEGO form is something not to be missed.