Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga is a fusion of Lego Star Wars I and II. It is developed by Traveller's Tales and published
by LucasArts and was released with largely positive reviews. The game has all the features of the first two games, however, there are also some new features added such as co-op, and customisable characters. The Complete Saga edition of the game contains more characters than Lego Star Wars and Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy had, like Indiana Jones. It also included an online co-op mode and new challenges.
The Lego games franchise is fast becoming famous for it's easy to play, fun for all the family style. The gameplay consists mostly of platforming and action sequences, but it is broken up by puzzle solving sections. None of these areas are particularly challenging as the game is designed for family play. All six episodes in the Star Wars saga are represented in the game and are broken up into six levels each. Death holds no real consequence as your character merely breaks into pieces, only to be reformed instantly, with no loss of life. However, when you die, you lose studs, and this can be a detriment to your progress toward the "True Jedi" status meter filling up.
There are also several unlockables to be gained by collecting studs (currency in the Lego Star Wars universe), which can be used to by characters, hints, cheats and many other things. "The Complete Saga" also contains deleted levels from previous Star Wars games and a "duel mode" which were not featured in previous games either.
There is also a massive number of 162 playable characters available in the game which can be unlocked by playing through the story mode or purchased. These characters range from all of the 6 Episodes, from Yoda to Jar-Jar Binks, and even Indiana Jones. Any of these characters can be played in Free Mode and you can effortlessly cycle through a limited amount of other characters in-game to reach places that you couldn't in story mode. There is also a character creator function in the game, which lets you create your own character from any mix of the existing characters' parts.
Each level has intriguingly-placed doors which can only be opened on a second playthrough on the "free roam" option by characters that you unlock later in the game, so each level must be done at least two or three times. This adds to Lego Star Wars' already large replay value.
A huge part of the gaming experience of Lego Star Wars is its co-op play. At all times throughout the game there will be two characters on screen. If played as a one player game, the second character is AI controlled, but a second player can replace the AI at any moment. The second player simply has to press the start button and can drop out of the game at any time.Whilst the co-op feature isn't needed for the combat sections, many of the platforming and puzzle solving sections require co-operative thought to complete them. "The Complete Saga" introduced an online co-op mode which was not featured in the previous games.
One of the main assets of the Lego Star Wars games are their replay value, and "The Complete Saga" has by far the most. Players are given a lot of reasons to play through the levels again, like hidden areas, red bricks, gold bricks, and minikits. Also when you collect enough studs on the level you fill up a meter and you get "True Jedi" status. The different characters that you unlock throughout the game can be used to overcome specific obstacles in the level when you replay.
The game features 160 playable characters by being bought at the counter or using cheat codes:
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga requires 5.8GB of space to install on a Xbox 360 HDD.