THE GOOD: + Simple gameplay makes it easy to pick up and play.
+ The Lego theme makes for some smile-inducing shenanigans.
+ Plenty of unlockables and a fair amount of length.
THE BAD: - Derivative gameplay does nothing to change the world.
- Cinematics are short and will absolutely confuse any player not familiar with the movies.
SUMMARY: In a world where almost any game developer will grab popular licenses and stamp it with a cookie cutter to mass-produce a derivative slop pile of money-making mediocrity that would make Andy Warhol proud, it's extremely rare to find a title that does little more than take a worn-out formula and paint it with a new skin. In an ironic twist that's almost completely ridiculous, Lego Star Wars manages to be a double-tiered license tie-in (using both, you guessed it, Star Wars and Lego) that actually rises above its brethren as a cheap money-making generic.
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