In addition to a single-player mode, there is a 'drop in, drop out' two-player co-operative mode allowing a second player to enter or leave the action whenever they want. There is also a free-play mode where unlocked characters can be played in different scenarios to those of the films. This adds immeasurably to the game's replayability and there are further incentives to complete the game for budding Jedi Knights in the form of hidden levels and vehicles.
This game has no pretensions of being a gritty FPS (like 'Republic Commando') or of delivering 'the ultimate Jedi experience' (like the Episode III game), choosing instead to take the franchise and have some fun with it. Between levels there are little cutscenes showing scenes from the films but with a more comical twist (I particularly ejoyed the double-popping noise when Padme gives birth to Luke and Leia). The levels are inventively designed, with certain areas only accessible with particular characters (who may not be available in Story Mode - allowing for considerable replay value in Free Mode), be it using the Force, using grapple guns, climbing through vents or using droid interfaces. As you progress through the game there are various things which you can collect that lead to you obtaining parts for Lego Star Wars vehicles. You also aquire additional playable characters as you progress (some you get automatically, some you have to buy) meaning you can try out some interesting combinations of characters and scenarios (why not have Darth Vader and Darth Maul take on General Grievous?). The two player arcade-style drop-in drop-out feature is also a lot of fun allowing you and a friend to combine your skills and favourite characters. Basically, one of the most purely amusing Star Wars games available.
Final verdict great game and very amusing
I saw the price here on amazon of £24.99 (which is a blummin bargain!!!) and thought what the heck I might aswell buy the game and see what its like. The moment I first picked up my control pad and played the game I felt the old folk sayin "never judge a book by its cover" slap me in the face!! I'm 18 years old and this lego game had me in from morning to night!!
The moment I drew my lightsaber and started cuttin down droids into little lego pieces I was hooked...
The games got so much re-play value!!!for one if you collect all the mini-kit pieces you get a hidden suprise, my guess is its a secret level. When you get bored of doing missions you can always turn on your friend in co-opertive mode and have a lightsaber duel....
Anyway enough babbling from me already.....Jus rent/buy the game. I bet you'll probably write a review along the same fanatical lines of this one if you do.
You'll love it if your a star wars fan as it follows the story of episodes 1-3. Read more