LEGO STAR WARS III: THE CLONE WARS
PS3 (also on Xbox 360, Wii, PC, PSP, DS, 3DS)
“Bedeep-boop-tweet.” Inspired words from a droid who knows how to
We’ve waded in the Star Warsian pool, but faith-wise we’re
still astride the agnostic fence. Hey, prove that George Lucas is
indeed God and we’ll listen. So, we have NFI what Clone Wars
is about, having only seen the first three flicks, which are
apparently now the fourth, fifth and sixth flicks. FPLEEP! That was
the sound of our feeble little minds popping.
However, what LSW3TCW may lack in familiarity to the less
devout, it makes up for in ace new additions to the LEGO genre. Yep,
we’ve seen several blocktacular takes on several licences by now
and, whilst always solid, evolution hasn’t exactly been the keyword.
So, what made us go “whoa!” then “eep!” was the prologue – dumped in
an arena with more LEGO flying about than in a day care centre
uprising. Absolute chaos! It’s amazing, in an ARGH-inducing tumult
kinda way as there’s serious characterial tonnage being shifted
about. Meanwhile, teamwork’s more important and the Force has been
A LEGO stalwart is variety. From those all-in brawls to strategising
how to deploy your band of merry me... erm, things, to going all
starfightery and bringing down a starship that would dwarf several
planets, there’s no rut-stuckage here.
The puzzle element’s strong in this one, although as usual some can
be obtuse. Still, this means mega game time – no wussy
handful-of-hours-and-it’s-over malarkey. Obsessive collector? Stock
up on tater chips then, as you’ll be wailing for ages with red
bricks, yeller bricks, studs and pretty much every Star Wars
character ever to unearth.
A no-brainer purchase for devotees, not only is LSW3TCW
engaging, it’s also educational. We learned elevator music somehow
survives into the future, and that ice cream’s still a universal
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