A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Features cooperative play, and some of the things our protagonists do might well be considered heroic.
Violence & Scariness
Plastic people break into their constituent LEGO bricks when hit by lasers and lightsabers.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Puppy love stuff. Very mild flirtation between characters.
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The game proper is utterly free of offensive verbiage, but the Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 versions support online play, and there's no accounting for what might be said by other players.
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Products & Purchases
It's a video game that sees toys portraying characters from some of the world's most popular films. It doesn't get much more commercial than that.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some of the game takes place in a cantina (an intergalatic bar).
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game serves as a massive promotion for Star Wars and LEGO building block toys -- and especially Star Wars-themed LEGO sets. There is little else to be wary of, save perhaps the difficulty of some puzzles for younger children and possible exposure to inappropriate behavior if they play online, which Common Sense Media does not recommend for anyone under age 12. The game does a great job of allowing others to drop in and out of play with its cooperative gameplay features.
Is It Any Good?
Not all LEGO Star Wars games are created equal. Those who opt for the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 versions will have the benefit of online cooperative play. Meanwhile, Wii players get to play with motion-sensitive controls as they swing and dip the Wii remote to make their heroes use their force powers and speed up the LEGO building process. Conversely, the DS edition makes surprisingly little use of the system's touch screen, opting instead for a more traditional d-pad and action button interface. It's also worth mentioning that, while similar in design, humor, and presentation to the console editions, the DS version's levels, puzzles, and challenges were tailored specifically for Nintendo's handheld platform, giving mobile LEGO Star Wars a bit of a different vibe than living room LEGO Star Wars.
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