Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga Review
Xbox 360 | PS3 | Wii
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga box art
System: X360, PS3, Wii, DS Review Rating Legend
Dev: TT Games 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: LucasArts 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Nov. 6, 2007 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1-2 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

Control for this game is pretty standard, and uses the Nunchuk to roam around and the z button to use the force. You attack via the A button or you can swing the Wii-mote. However, in practice, swinging the Wii-mote is not a very effective control for intense multi-party combat because both the act of swinging and the attack time react very slowly. You can also swing your Wii-mote for other miscellaneous actions, such as using your hookshot, but again swinging the Wii-mote here is completely optional, and there is usually button support for any action where motion controls are offered. While I appreciate this, I think if the Wii-specific controls were incorporated a little better, the button option wouldn't be necessary. I really wanted the Wii version of this title to offer a unique experience when compared with the other console versions. But I'm sorry to say that this title comes up short in the Wii-specific department.

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However, this title is extremely pleasing in the audio department. Granted, there's not much dialogue (well they are Legos), but what you don't get in voice acting, you receive tenfold in score. The game's music is absolutely excellent and features both original music and some very creative arrangements of some of the classic movie scores. The game's soundtrack is also extremely varied, and it's honestly remarkable how much music there is in this game. It's a real pleasure listening to this game, and the good news here is that there's such a wide selection that you'll be listening to new and exciting tunes in every level. You'll definitely enjoy listening to this one!

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One thing that did disappoint me about this game is the lack of new content. For the most part, all the levels are the same as they were on the preceding Lego Star Wars games. While I realize that there is some new content, I feel like it is not enough to merit a re-purchase. The only real differences with this version are the forgettable Wii controls, a new stage in Episode II, some new hidden content, and a couple new playable characters. So it's a really great game for those just getting into the series. But if you already have the Lego Star Wars series, you should know that this game basically treads the same ground.

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga is a great game for those who enjoy well-executed platforming. And if you've had no prior experience with the Lego Star Wars games, then it's perfect, and you'll probably enjoy every minute. Lego Star Wars is undoubtedly a great franchise. However, if you're looking for new Lego Star Wars content or a unique Wii experience, then Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga probably isn't the game for you. But in any case, may the force be with you!

By Amanda Kondolojy
CCC Freelance Writer

Features:
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  • Families can commemorate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars by playing through the events of all six Star Wars movies in one videogame for the first time ever, complete with LEGO building action and minifigure humor.
  • Solve puzzles that encourage creative thinking through the use of teamwork and unique building situations only possible in a LEGO galaxy far, far away.
  • Adds new levels, new characters, and new features to the fun, creativity, and tongue-in-cheek humor that made LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game and LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy such huge hits.
  • New levels, such as Episode II's never-before-played high-speed pursuit of bounty hunter Zam Wessell,
  • New playable characters like Watto, Zam Wessell, Boss Nass
  • Wii: Motion-sensitive inputs give you exciting new ways to control your LEGO Star Wars characters.
  • Screen Resolution: Up to 480p (Progressive Scan, Widescreen).


    RATING OUT OF 5
    RATING DESCRIPTION
    4.3
    Graphics
    Above-standard Wii graphics do the job for this title, Lego characters look awesome, but some of the environments look a little generic.
    3.0
    Control
    Controls aren't overly complex, but the specialized Wii controls are pretty much useless and were not incorporated well.
    4.5
    Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
    Beautiful music from the Star Wars series, and a few original tunes blended in make this game a delight to listen to.
    3.5

    Play Value
    The only real replay value lies in the 150 unlockable characters. But once you've got them all, you're basically done with the game.

    4.0
    Overall Rating - Great
    Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.
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