The reason I’m not sure if we’ve completed all of the missions is because of the almost incomprehensible menu system (at this time, I can’t even find a screenshot of it on the internet). Like most (or all) Lego games, you can choose between a set of a few (or several) different campaigns. Within each campaign are several missions. The hub screen is so convoluted in Clone Wars that you really have to backtrack and double check which campaign you’re on and which missions you’ve completed so far. I’m fairly positive we’ve played through the three campaigns, which are: Count Dooku, General Grievous, and Asajj Ventress. At least, we’ve seen the closing cinematics for each of those three campaigns.
So, what do we think of Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars? It’s OK. It’s a good game. It’s not spectacular but then again it’s far more refined than say something like Lego Indiana Jones. You can play as Jedi, clone troopers, and droids. You have several weapons at your disposal, including lightsabers, blasters, chain guns, rocket launchers and more; including Jedi powers to move objects. You can also fly starfighters, roll in tanks and other assorted vehicles. It’s a fairly large and complex game. But here comes the rub: Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is a hack n slash game at it’s heart. The problem and puzzle solving is really very basic and many times involves simply blasting stuff until it is destroyed. You’re really not going to get stuck in this game unless you flat out miss something that becomes obvious after the fact. Believe me, I still had to go to YouTube to discover how to progress in more than one level. But if puzzle solving isn’t your cup of tea, and you truly enjoy blasting battle droid after battle droid, then Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is right up your alley.
I’m not entirely sure how quick my son will want to let go of this game, after all, we are still having fun playing Free Play in Lego Pirates (we’ve almost collected all of the minifigures and we are closing in on finding all the boats-in-a-bottle on each mission). But I told him, for us to get Lego Lord of the Rings, we’re gonna have to trade in one of the other games. And, frankly, I’d trade out Clone Wars before Pirates any day of the week.
Oh, before I forget, Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars has a sort-of arena type battle mode where one player can face off against another player to take control of bases. After you take over all of the bases, you win. It’s kind of like a top-down RTS, but not really. We’ve played this mode a few times and it was fun, but it also got a little boring kind of quickly.
As of this writing, you can trade Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars on Goozex for 1500 points.