In 2005 Traveler's Tales brought us a game based on the prequels of Star Wars (Episodes I, II, and III) in which every detail was depicted in a Lego style, with that particular sense of humor that only these toys can offer. One year later, Lego Star Wars II appeared, also with great success. Finally, in 2007 a game was released including all six episodes of the saga, which was expected to be no more than a compilation of both previous games. Fortunately, that was not the case.
You start at the Mos Eisley canteen; here you choose where to go and what game mode to play. At first, only Episode I is available, while the other Episodes need to be unlocked in some way, such as completing missions. In fact, after achieving your first mission in Episode I, all other episodes are unlocked, so now you can skip to your favorite one.
In each mission, you basically have to recreate what is seen in the movies, with some minor modifications in order to have more action and playable moments, but it is not too forced, contrary to what we see in most video games that are adapted from movies. At any time there are at least two characters available to play with - in the beginning, they are Qui-Gon Jin and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and with them you will learn the movements using the tutorial. As you advance in the game, you will find new characters, such as TC-14, R2-D2, and more. Sometimes you must take control of specific characters, as some can jump higher or open peculiar doors, and only by using the right one you will be allowed to continue.
In each scenario you will find Lego pieces - if you can gather all of them, you will unlock the content that will make you progress. There are always plenty of studs to collect, which is money to buy unlockable characters and some items. In many cases, you do not get all you want at first, because you need special characters with special skills that will join your party later, so you have hours and hours of replay.
About fun and jokes, you will always find, in every mission, quite a few of them, which will set smiles on you and will even make you laugh. In addition, if you play with someone else, you will have twice the fun, since there is nothing like playing with your friends.
If you like the movies, you will surely like Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, even though you will recognize everything, you will see them in a new and humorous style, and not always predictable - you will see how Star Wars becomes part of Legoland.
- Synergy of two brands
- Resembles the movies in a relaxed way
- Funny Lego style
- It requires a good graphics card
- Camera angles are sometimes not quite right
- It has enhancements, but many of them are just minor