Last night Shan and I completed Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy on the PS2. We rented it from our local Vid store (or should I say DVD, I don't think there's any "videos" in the store no more) and had 5 days to play through.
Now I got to play about 30 minutes of the first game at Tancred's place last year and it was fun but a little finicky with camera angles. However I was really looking forward to this game as the original 3 are my favorites (and to go further down which is better search the internets).
The game combines two of my greatest joys, Star Wars and Lego (three if you include the fact that its a computer game). So already I was having fun. You start of as Princess Leia and Captain Antilies. Now I could go further down the story line but you pretty much know it already. There are some creative liberties taken with the story (and overall story length). However the fun came with the silly hats you could make the lego men/woman wear and the silly things they do. And the fact that it was all LEGO! The levels were not overly hard (apart from the ones where you have to fly ships, where each wrong move flips both characters and usually ends up running into blaster fire, snow banks or tree stumps (or all 3). The short clips are hil-arious!
After finishing the game we had only completed 41.9% of the game. I had played the first levels two chapters as single player but to be honest got quite bored without a 2nd player. The only advantage of single player was that the camera angle handled a little better without dragging the other player of cliffs or platforms.
One big thing I noticed while Shan and I were playing was that unless it was absolutely necessary to progressing during a chapter, neither one of us wanted to play the whinny farm boy.
I would give it 4 stars but since I feel the game doesn't really have much replayability I give it 3 1/2.
Now, back to playing Guitar Hero on Hard and defeating the 4th boss in Shadows of the Colossus.