This weekend we picked up LEGO Star Wars II, for the XBox 360 , and Will and I took some time to play two player. Let me tell you, it rocks! At first I thought this game was just for the kiddies, being LEGO and all, but I was wrong. It was a lot of fun. There are a few tips and tricks to learn, but it drops you in the Mos Eisley cantina to begin with to get the hang of the controls, and to create your profile. Take your time here. Blow up and pick up as much as you can. You’ll also find yourself back here when you leave and restart a game.
One of the only spots I found annoying was something I dislike about most two player games: proximity. This one is a real stickler. I found myself being drug all over the place by Will. He was even dragging me off ledges and bridges and such. So if you play with a partner, stick together! Also, if you play with a friend, be sure to grab up all the pieces they drop when they die. Everytime you fall off of something, or just get shot/hit too often, you die and lose a bunch of pieces, so if you can, have someone collect them.
I loved the rest of the game, especially the humor. If you’re a fan of the movies, you’ll quickly recognize the parts where this deviates. But hello, it’s LEGO. You can’t stick too close to the script when you’re dealing with LEGOs. Besides, one of my favorite things about this game is playing as Chewbacca and ripping people’s arms out of their sockets.
I won’t ruin the entire game for you, mostly because I’m still in Episode IV, just leaving the Death Star, but I will tell you that no matter how old you are, if you like Star Wars, and have any kind of sense of humor, you’ll really enjoy this game.