Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a Lego-themed action-adventure video game developed by Traveller’s Tales and published by LucasArts and TT Games Publishing.
Once again, We ensure 90% of the world knows the Star Wars story, especially the original trilogy, and this game follows it to a tee. There are zero dialogs in the game (they explain what is going on before each section of the game occurs, using the same format as the beginning of the films). The only thing that pushes the game into the “average” category is the humorous tone that the game takes, forcing a few chuckles out of you.
Again, only the bare bones here. You can attack and jump and perform “special” moves with each character, just like the first game. Jedi’s can use the force to put together Lego pieces, blaster-users can grapple onto structures, and droids have the smarts to get into certain places. So, as you can see, at times, you’ll need to utilize certain characters’ special skills to advance throughout the game. Add to this some straightforward puzzles that a grade-schooler can easily accomplish, and you have a game!
While it doesn’t have all the flair or depth that most games try to cram in nowadays (and many of them mess up while cramming this stuff in), it isn’t without its simplistic charms. Although short, the game is fun to play, and they do mix up the standard action with some unique vehicle segments (think of the speeder on Indoor and the snow-speeders on Hoth).
The controls are simple, easy to learn and master, and just as effective as they were in the original. The control configuration really hasn’t changed much at all. You’ve got one button that easily controls your attack and defense moves with a lightsaber or blaster. As a bonus, non-Jedi characters like Han Solo or Princess Leia can now dodge incoming blaster fire with a well-timed tap of the button, just like a Jedi would deflect a shot with his lightsaber. Controls for jumping, switching characters, and using special items like droid panels and levers are basically the same as in the first game.