Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

Lego Star Wars 3DS
7.5 Overall Score
Gameplay: 8/10
Graphics: 7/10
Sound: 8/10

Same Great LEGO Gameplay | Follows Along With The TV Series

No Co-Op Multiplayer | On The Easy Side

Game Info

GAME NAME: Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

DEVELOPER(S): Traveller’s Tales

PUBLISHER(S): LucasArts

PLATFORM(S): Nintendo 3DS

GENRE(S): Action-adventure, platform

RELEASE DATE(S): March 22nd, 2011

Traveller’s Tales’ first entry on the 3DS is another addition to the LEGO game franchise, in the form of Lego Star Wars III:The Clone Wars. Lego Star Wars III spans across the entire Clone Wars, including the first and second seasons from the TV animated series as well as scenes from the feature film Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones. If you have played other LEGO titles you will notice a relative experience, with the exception of some new moves and weapons, which while a welcome addition, is not enough to stand out from the series.

As you play through the story, you will come across many fights in which you will be outnumbered. This however proves to be no challenge for even mediocre gamers. The puzzle aspect is on the lighter side with not much thought involved to solve them, but is still fun for even the most season gamers. In between levels you roam around a starship, where you can purchase new characters and unlock a few mini games. The StreetPass option (only available on the 3DS) offers 50,000 studs for every person you pass that has it activated. The 3D effect is helpful on jumps to different ledges by allowing you to see the depth of backgrounds and surrounding objects. There is no cooperative play whatsoever which dampens the enjoyment which gamers get with the LEGO games on home consoles. The touchscreen allows for selecting your characters for the current level, as well as simple tracings to perform special moves.

Lego Star Wars III is a fun and entertaining game mostly for the younger gamers, but hardcore gamers can still enjoy this title as well as Star Wars and action, adventure platformer fans. For the completionist, you could spend around 15-20 hours finding all the collectibles and unlockables to receive a 100% completion. Like mentioned before, the lack of a cooperative mode makes the games replay value short lived. Local wireless co-op mode would have been an addition that would have easily been welcomed. In the end I enjoyed my time with this LEGO title as much as the previous ones, here’s to hoping Traveller’s Tales and LucasArts gives us some Co-op next go around.

 

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Author: Jeffrey Wilkes View all posts by
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