Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga for Nintendo Wii
Of all the cut-rate games I've bought for the Nintendo Wii, none meant much for me than headache. After buying the Nintendo Play (which came with a controller, so I was warned to have low expectations,) and falling for another title I won't even bother naming, my faith in the system was entirely shaken… and then I found Lego Star Wars, and my modern gaming life just may now be complete.
Lego Star Wars isn't a good game for a good price. No, it's something else. it's a great game for a great price.
I paid $19.99 for it at Fred Meyer (a Kroger store), though it can be had as half of a 2-for-$30 deal at Wal-Mart, and even less at Half.com. For the fun it is, it's a really great game, and it's also rated E for everyone, so it's plenty fun even if you're distracted long enough to find your character killed six or eight times.
It's not really E for Everyone game in the truest sense. The system was bought for the autistic son, and he's sometimes frustrated by the degree of the puzzles put forth, but I'll let that slide on account of how generally effortless it is to play.
And did I mention it's also fun?
There are only 6 movies, with about 6 levels each, so the 36 or so levels may sound like they'll pass pretty quickly, even though they're fun and comical all along the way, but the game goes beyond that, because all of the levels are designed for repeated play.
Having gone weeks in the interim, and games purchased since I've let fall by the wayside, I'm ashamed to admit my pride in having completed this game. Still, I have a few sincere questions I'd like to ask of the developers, and although I'm on their media mailing list, they won't so much as bounce back an email, unfortunately. I tried my best, really I did, but I guess as much as I loved it, I'll have to go on to other franchises before coming back to review Lego Indiana Jones and Lego Batman.
In the mean time, this is indeed a "must buy" title. It plays through well the first time, begs a 2nd or 3rd play (or in the case of our house, much more than that,) and it holds up far beyond any other Wii title we've tried thus far, even though it's originally an earlier system game, meaning it takes virtually no advantage of the Wii accelerometer features.