Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006

Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (for Xbox, Xbox 360, Gamecube, PS2)

It's like a mashup: The sci-fi grandeur of the original Star Wars movies (this game is blessedly midichlorian-free) with the winning charm of Legos. You play through a bizarro version of the first three movies, where everything — Leia, Boba, Dagobah, Jabba, Jawas — is made of Legos. Shoot them, and they spring apart into their component Legos. It's a double-shot of nostalgia for parents and just hilarious for kids — all the violence is played for laughs. And you have to give it up for George Lucas, who lets you commit Star Wars blasphemy. Haven't you always wanted to stick Greedo's head on Leia's body? Search your feelings. You know it to be true.