Walkthrough Wednesday: Lego Star Wars 3 Tips and HintsBy Joseph Oliveto
The latest installment in the bafflingly successful franchise that combines classic movie characters with Lego-inspired designs (we’ve always wondered if this wasn’t some clever tactic on the part of developers to justify making games with cheap graphics) is Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars. For this week’s edition of Walkthrough Wednesday, we’ve found some of the strongest guides the internet has to offer and brought them together to help you on your way towards success.
May the Force be With You.
(Sorry, we had to.)
As with our walkthrough for Crysis 2, we’re impressed with what Video Games Blogger have put together. This time around, they seem to have outdone themselves, with a full campaign guide featuring an impressive combo of text and video for those of us who like to read and watch our walkthroughs. They’ve also remembered that some fans of the game will want a little background on the story, so they’ve been sure to talk about that in their write-ups. A very thorough guide which we’re sure will be helpful to many of you.
Gamer Fuzion have also put together a thorough walkthrough and strategy guide that will tell you how to unlock the various achievements throughout the game. We’ve given this one a look, and if you follow it closely you should have no problem beating the game and doing so in style.
Speaking of achievements, Video Games Blogger is back once again with a full list of the achievements that the game has to offer, along with a brief description of what you need to do in order to unlock them (and whether or not they are are single-player only achievements). Might want to keep it by your side as a kind of checklist while you play the game, seeing if there are any that you missed.
If you’d like to mess around with the game and apply some cheat codes, IGN has a comprehensive list of the codes that are available for the game. The list is rather long, so we’re guessing you’ll have a lot of fun trying all of these out and seeing which of them enhance your experience of the gameplay the most. To enter the cheat codes, you should pause the game, then head over to “Extras,” where you’ll be able to plug them in.
A lot of these codes are character codes, but we are dealing with the Star Wars universe here–we’re fairly certain that George Lucas himself couldn’t name all the characters–so there’s a lot to choose from and test out. Good luck.
- What’s New? While the developers have worked to add some new features to this title, odds are, if you’ve played any of the other games in this series before, you already know what to expect. This game won’t offer an incredibly unique experience, but for some people, that’s not a necessity. If you’re cool with a game that’s, ultimately, more of the same, that’s all good.
- Replay Value: With limited multiplayer options available, this isn’t the kind of title that will remain exciting once you’ve finished up the campaign. Sure, you can go back and explore new ways to approach the game, but it’s not like you’ll be experiencing anything exceptionally different. It’s one of those games that’s fun the first time around, but loses its luster later on.
- Story: As Star Wars geeks, we’re happy with just about any story involving these characers (ok, aside from all the prequels). It’s not like they hired the best writers in the business to craft an exceptionally engaging entry in this epic saga, but they still managed to offer up the kind of narrative we expect from this type of title. No more, no less.
- Getting Technical: As we said before, these games don’t feature fantastic graphics or innovative technical features. For what it is, though, we can’t complain. You don’t play a Lego Star Wars game expecting to be blown away by the visuals or the physics engine, and to be honest, with a title that was bound to be popular, the developers could have easily half-assed this one. Fortunately, they don’t seem to have done so.
- Overall: It’s just a simply fun game. It’s not a must-have, and it’s not going to be a classic that gamers talk about for years to come, but if you’ve got a few bucks to spare and you’re interested in this series, you probably won’t be too disappointed. This is the kind of game that will almost always be fun for the people who were going to buy it anyway.
What’s your take on this game? Did you enjoy it?