At some point in the last 3 years Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga must have been a free download on Xbox One, until this point I had never played any of the Lego series of games. It turns out it’s a brilliant co-op game for two people!
Playing with the Kids
Last summer I was heavily pregnant and through heatwave days I could barely function, we sunk a lot of hours into playing Lego Star Wars TCS. My son was three when we started, and turned four over the summer and he picked up the game really quickly. A few of the puzzles were a bit beyond him at the time. Others he figured out before me! Now he is nearly five and has played every level alone and in co-op mode he knows exactly what to do!
It is not just a game for kids though, I have spent many evenings playing it through with Dave, the collectibles and achievements hold no appeal for a four year old so he doesn’t have the patience for them and I hate to leave a game incomplete.
Troubles Along the Way
Lego Star Wars TCS is quite an old game, and a bit of a reboot of some even older games, and although it isn’t riddled with bugs and it isn’t even too clunky to play, it does have some drawbacks which I know have been fixed in newer Lego games. My biggest bugbear is the lack of split screen functionality. As nice as it can be to work together on the same screen, sometimes it can make things a bit tricky, especially if you’re playing with a child. I can’t tell you how many times I have painstakingly collected studs only to lose them by the thousand because I was dragged off a ledge by my four year old who absolutely NEEEEEEEDED to drive the little Lego car.
Overall, this game for two is excellent, kid and adult friendly entertainment. It’s linear and fairly predictable but sometimes that is everything you need in a two player game, I’m sure it causes fewer arguments that way.
How many people can play? 1 or 2
How difficult is it to play? 4/10 – as video games go, it’s an easy one, some of the puzzles take a little bit of figuring out.
Is it child friendly? Yes! Simple controls. It does depict fighting/death so some more sensitive children might not fair so well.
How can I play? It is a multi-platform video game, so you can play it on console, PC or even mobile devices