Thursday, July 17, 2008

LEGO Star Wars- The video game

I fired up the old Playstation 2 (for you children out there, this was the video game system that existed before the PS3) in an effort to experience one of the most popular LEGO releases in the past decade- the video game "LEGO Star Wars."

The first game, paradoxically, is tied into the more recent Star Wars trilogy. You control, Qui-Gon Jinn, the Jedi prominently featured in "The Phantom Menace," mentor to Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. The plot follows the movie as you smash through spaceships with your lightsaber and ability to use the force.

After only 5 minutes, I was a bonafide Jedi- although I still have a disturbing tendency to strike out at Obi-Wan instead of droids shooting at us. This game is quite simply addictive. It's cartoony and silly and repetitive- and yet, I'm sure I'll get in a few minutes today as well. Plus, I've got to beat the game, so I can tackle LEGO Indiana Jones and LEGO Batman in September.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So you only have the first three episodes? Remember there is a second game with the original trilogy as well. :-) Next time we're going to be in the same locale, I'll bring my Wii. You MUST play LEGO Star Wars on the Wii. There is nothing quite like using the Wiimote as a lightsaber and swinging it wildly to try and cut down everything in your path. Good times man...good times. May "The Force" be with you.