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Thursday, August 23, 2007

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Lego Star Wars II Reviewed
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Mac|Life has posted a new review of Lego Star Wars II, the second title in the popular melding of the Star Wars universe with the world famous interlocking plastic blocks. LSW II makes use of the storyline and characters of the original movie trilogy, allowing players to take the roles of iconic figures from the films. Mac|Life gave the game a score of 3 out of 5.

From the review:

An idea that seems to have been more likely spawned at a late-night, beer-filled party than between two major corporate brands, Lego Star Wars II re-creates the original Star Wars trilogy with Lego characters playing the roles. Dozens of them are formed in the same basic plastic shape, and even spaceships and other items are built with the classic bricks, scattering apart when destroyed. Answering, “Why not?” to our dumbfounded, “Why?” this strange juxtaposition laughs at itself, creating a game that’s often funny as well as fun.

Cut-scenes and in-game moments cover major movie events from an angled 3D perspective. The animation carries the game ,with defeated Stormtroopers popping apart at their Lego joints ,and cut-scenes telling the story with pantomime and expressive faces .

The game is permeated by this approach - aiming is automatically enhanced, and players just reappear after dying - making it ideal for quick, casual sessions. Some areas feature vehicles, like X-Wings blowing up the Death Star, and while the variety is enjoyable, the controls are terrible and the ships take a lot of effort to maneuver.
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