LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
While not the first Lego game, I would argue that Lego Star Wars the Video Game is the game that started the franchise on the role that it is on now. As I write this there are five Lego Star Wars games with a sixth one due to be released! This franchise is massive and as someone who loves Star Wars and loves Lego this game was the perfect mix for me and I feel it holds up pretty well to this day.
The Next Episode
The story of the game is actually a three-peat. By that I mean you get to play through the Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. Despite what many people say, I like the prequel trilogy! Lego Star Wars the Video Game gives each of the three movies its own space in the game. You start with The Phantom Menace and once you are there, you then have to play through a series of chapters.
Lego Star Wars the Video Game follows the events of the movies pretty well. There is no voice acting in this game like there is with modern Lego games. However, they get the story across in the cut scenes very well and the game overall has a ton of personality to it.
Messa So Pretty!
The visuals of the game hold up very well. I will say that the more modern Lego games look far sharper, but that is to be expected. The real joy about these games is that everything in the game world is made from Lego. All of the characters from Anakin to Jar Jar to Yoda look fantastic in the game and there is never any point when you do not know who someone is supposed to be.
As well as looking good, Lego Star Wars the Video Game also sounds great too. It features many pieces of music from the movies and I love the sound effects of the lightsabers and blasters too. Let’s not forget that awesome sound of Lego breaking or being built. I do wish that they had included voice acting, but I can deal with it.
Come On Everybody, You Can All Play
A huge appeal of the Lego video games is that they can be enjoyed by anyone no matter their age or skill level of playing video games. Each level is pretty structured. You will be attacking enemies and solving simple puzzles to move the story forward. You will also have to deal with boss battles too. I would say that pretty much anyone can beat this game.
However, the “challenge” comes from getting all of the stuff. There are a ton of characters to unlock, mini kits to find, and a ranking system of reach level where you collect a large number of studs. Certain characters have different abilities to ranging from using the force to using a blaster. The Lego games are just a lot of fun to play, yes you could argue they are mindless, but they are mindless fun.
So far as I write this the only game in the core Lego games series, I have not really enjoyed is The Lego Movie 2. Apart from that, I have had a great time with every game in the series and it all started here with Lego Star Wars the Video Game. I will admit that the later games are much better than this and, in all honesty, you are far better playing the Lego Star Wars the Complete Saga than this. However, I cannot overlook just how much of an important game this was. Plus, while the later Lego games and Lego Star Wars games, in particular, are better, this one here is still a fun time.
- Features all the iconic scenes from each of the prequels
- Lots of awesome characters to play as
- This is a game that anyone can enjoy
- It has a great sense of humor
- The sound design is amazing
- The later Lego Star Wars games do kind of make this irrelevant
- I wish it had some voice acting
Processor: PC compatible,
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode