I’ve played every Lego game Travellers Tales have brought out, and I’m sure I’ll continue that trend for many games to come. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars game is one of the cross console games from Travellers Tales whose previous Lego inspired games include Batman, Indiana Jones and Harry Potter.
TT are known for their high quality games and this one is no exception. The previous Lego Star Wars game TT released pretty much covered everything there was to cover and a new direction was needed. This time we follow the animated TV series: The Clone Wars, with un-lockable fan favourites from the original saga. TT have crammed as much un-lockables, mini kits, collectables, action and humour as possible.
However, I’m not a fan of the new split screen that’s worked its way in, the game switches to spilt screen if you and your co player are moving in different directions. Previous versions of the spilt screen have been static, this one (based on your movements) shifts from vertical and horizontal, making it really confusing to work out where you are. If you cross paths with your co player and you started on the right, you’ll be moved to the left hand side of the screen. I think I managed to play a whole 5 minutes of the game looking at the wrong character, not great when you’re playing your 10 year old son who loves an excuse to show you up!
Another thing that frustrated me was getting stuck in the game, while it’s a fun enjoyable title, there are moments where your running around wondering what the hell you’re meant to do. While I didn’t expect a flashing neon light with ‘Go Here!’ to appear, I didn’t always find it easy to figure out what I was meant to be doing.
Some games are done once single player mode is complete, what I like about the Lego games is there’s plenty of bonus missions, bricks, additional characters and multiplayer missions to play. Heck it’s like there is a whole new game to play, and that’s more than friendly on my wallet, one of the reasons I buy these games is, I get my money’s worth. The team work needed in this game is better than previous Lego titles, you really do have to work together to complete a level, I think TT have caught on to the fact the adults like these games as well as the kids and made puzzles worth thinking about.
Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes is due out in a matter of days and there’s no sign the plastic heroes of Lego, TT will loosen their grip on the games market. You can check out a trailer for the new Batman game here, As always let me know below what you thought of the spilt screen feature and the overall game play of Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars.