This was A huge step back for the games. I have replayed the earlier titles several times and loved them the whole way. I am a huge star wars fan, but this was not a very good game. I did not like having to go hunting for the next level. The levels were too long and boring, I actually fell asleep walking around for an hour looking for one block. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, that's what I was always told. I was really looking forward to this game, but was let down very hard. Maybe next time I guess, wait, there are no more movies coming, so i guess there won't be a next time.
In comparison to previous LEGO titles, I've heard this is graphically superior but plagued with the same technical issues as all the others... and while this is my First LEGO game, I Couldn't Agree More!!
For characters that seem to never actually speak, I found their actions and such to be pretty funny! If it wasn't for the complete and total lack of direction as to what you're supposed to do, I would have loved to have completed the game.. but after playing several levels and repeatedly finding myself hung up on what to do next, the fun factor quickly faded away. Think of God of War 3 only with less satisfying action & increased puzzle difficulty - comparing these titles is hardly fair, it's just what comes to mind at the moment. Puzzles aren't even that difficult, it's just the lack of in-game help that kills the "fun" factor.
If you can deal with a yo-yo feel of fun action back to confusing puzzles, then give this one a try! It is rather comical at the end of the day.
When stuck: - Remember to switch characters & try to use their special abilities any & everywhere - If you see puffs of colored gas floating around chances are there's another one around. - If you see lego blocks twitching on the floor Build It!
This game is so entertaining. It is also a game for getting exercise and getting your heart pumping. Just ask my 5 year old grandson. He jumps around more than the characters and yet doesn't miss anything on the game. He can play it better than I can and I have been playing video games forever. You name the system and I have played it.