Review by smackydefrog
"The Crossroads: Legos meets Star Wars in a climactic, hilarious free-for-all adventure!"
When I first read about this game in the Game Informer magazine, I was thinking, 'Holy crap this sounds funny.' And I was right! This mixes together all of episodes 1, 2, and 3 in Lego form for the ultimate Star Wars experience!
The game is pretty basic to learn: take out your lightsaber/gun/weapon, and start kicking enemy butt! You have 4 hearts as a life meter, yet unlimited lives to squander. The game is easy to master and understand.
In the game, you collect studs, small round Lego pieces as money. Depending on the amount of studs you have collected, you can purchase characters, cheats, and tips from Dexter, the owner of Dexter's Diner, where the game's load-up point is.
Throughout Story Mode and Free Play, you start notice Lego canisters; picking them up will make a sound, and the canister will fly to the bottom of the screen, where below a single canister icon are purple symbols, representing how many canisters you have on that level out of 10, which is the number of canisters for each level. When you finish a level, regardless if you collected all the canisters from the level, they will go to the middle of the screen and start constructing a vehicle from the movies.
When you collect studs, a blank string of Lego connecting pieces will appear at the top of the screen; if you collect a certain amount of studs in a level, it will fill up and start to flash. It will eventually go away. When you finish the level, the gold bar will come up and, if you got 100%, give a single piece to a large ship that consists of 17 pieces. There are 17 levels, so you have to collect all the studs, called obtaining "true jedi status," it will open the ? door in Dexter's Diner.
The game begins in the guest room on the Space Federation ship over the planet of Naboo. You control Qui-Gon-Jin, and if you have two people, an Obi-Wan Kenobi that isn't controlled jst by the computer.
You battle your way through episodes 1, 2, and 3, taking control of the many characters Lego Star Wars has to offer, and battling through the many fight scenes, including Obi-Wan vs. General Grievous, and Anakin vs. Obi-Wan on Mustafar.
For an Xbox game, the graphics are good, but not as good as they could be.
The game's Lego pieces are not fully functional, meaning that some parts at times get stuck or frozen.
The sound is a bit off, for when you shoot a blaster or ignite a lightsaber.
Play time/Replayability: 5/10
Replay this game? Me, I'll pass. The game doesn't take very long to beat, and it gets drab and boring playing the same level over and over and over and over and over and over and over again isn't all that fun.
Final Reccomendation: 10
Get this game! It is awesome and is on my top 15 list! It is a good role-play and is very amusing and hilarious.
Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 11/23/05
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