I seriously did not see this coming. I rented Lego Star Wars II thinking it would be good for a few hours of entertainment and some easy achievement points, nearly 10 days and 30+ combined hours later, my whole family has been in on the action and we’re all loving it! This is the first time a single title has had myself (26), my wife (27) and our 8 year-old daughter vying for the console. And the fact that this is the first 360 game my daughter has been really into has me pretty excited. It’s good to see some kid-friendly titles hitting the 360 lately.
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t in the least interested in this game prior to its release. It wasn’t until I watched GameSpot’s video review that I really considered giving it a rent. The first 5 days were hardly enough to get into it as I still had a couple chapters left and my Hannah had really just started playing it. Instead of returning it, we rented it for another 5 days and on the second, I was able to persuade Deanna to give it a go. It only took a couple chapters for her to get hooked as well and before I knew it, we were all taking turns playing co-op and helping each other progress through the story.
It’s safe to say, we’ll be buying Lego Star Wars II in the near future. It’s due back at the video store tomorrow, so I should probably get on that or I could end up with a couple of cranky girls on my hands. 😉 Look for a review in the next week… if I can get the 360 away long enough to capture some in game footage, that is.
Lego Star Wars II is available for most platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox, Playstation 2, GameCube, PC, GameBoy Advance, Nintendo DS.