Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga for iOS includes one episode, you must pay for the rest

Episode 1: The Phantom Menace is included with free download, but you have to pay for the other five episodes.

Warner Bros. today launched Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga as a free download on iOS, but to actually play the "Complete Saga" as billed, you'll need to pay.

Included with the free download is Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, while the five other episodes are available for purchase. Players can buy all episodes for $19. Like with other free-to-play games, various other in-app purchases are also available.

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga originally launched in 2007 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and PC. The game follows the events of all six films, with 120 characters to unlock along the way like Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, Han Solo, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

For the iOS version, designed for iPhone and iPad, players can swipe their fingers to use the Force and to fight in a Lightsaber duel--for or against the Empire.

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StickyJr1
StickyJr1

Just a heads-up for anybody that might be looking at this.  Many Warner Brothers games for iOS are on sale right now (12/19), including the LEGO games I mentioned below.  They are $0.99 again this year.

Oh, and this LEGO Star Wars is still way over priced in comparison.

brxricano
brxricano

Darth Vader: *points* "YOU MUST CHOOSE!"

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

Been sat here 2 mins thinking of what to say....

Cypress131
Cypress131

You mean I have to PAY for a video game? BLASPHEMY!

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Forget the fact that they did it this way, be mad at the fact it will actually sell.

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

What was the point of iOS 7 adding controller support if games aren't going to use it?  Especially a game that is a port of a console game!

tgwenz
tgwenz

Lego Star Wars: The InComplete Saga


why not just call it a demo?

tgwenz
tgwenz

  Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

tgwenz
tgwenz

Why not call it a demo? Or Lego SW Episode 1: The Phantom Menace because I assume its possible to buy each episode individually....


Lego Star Wars: The InComplete Saga

vduong942
vduong942

future of gaming on the ios doesnt look so good. it seems most developers are taking the pay to play or micro transactions route

AdderD
AdderD

"Players can buy all episodes for $19. Like with other free-to-play games, various other in-app purchases are also available."

In other words, $25 for the whole game.

Link3301
Link3301

So it's like the console version but with a bigger demo? Don't reall see why this is news? This is actually a good deal.

jharring
jharring

"Players can buy all episodes for $19."


Okay, maybe I'm just being totally dense...but does this mean each additional episode is $19, or I can get all five for $19?  If it's the latter, well, it doesn't matter to me anyway since I already own console versions, but if it's the former...sheesh.

carolino
carolino

here eddie take my click

StickyJr1
StickyJr1

The original was released on the Playstation 2 more than 7 years ago and 6 years ago for the Complete Saga.  There is no reason that this port of an old game should be $14.99 to unlock all the content.

I got complete versions of LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes (the second LEGO Batman game) and both LEGO Harry Potter games last year for $0.99 (on sale from $4.99).  LEGO Lord of the Rings is available at the same $4.99 price.

There is no reason they should have changed the pricing model for this game.

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

They could have at least made the free one from the good trilogy... They do want people to actually buy it right?

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

If you are so desparate, then go ahead and buy it.

deathstream
deathstream

@StickyJr1


Clearly they didn't make as much money as they had hoped with their previous iOS ports.  They are trying to change that.  It is a young platform and in flux, so changes are expected.  Also, making content an IAP is the only way to get Android users to buy games.  My guess is that this move is to facilitate making Android versions.

ziproy
ziproy

@StickyJr1 No it seems like a nice price to enjoy Lego Star Wars wherever I want. I just think you're a cheap miser, but the free to play market is designed for people just like you you.


Just enjoy the free Episode One if it enrages you so

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

@ziproy @StickyJr1 If you really want to play on the go, get the DS version for almost the same price.  It has real controls.

StickyJr1
StickyJr1

@ziproy @StickyJr1 What makes you think I'm 'enraged' or a 'miser'?  Personal attacks are usually a sign that there is little of substance to the remarks of the person slinging them about.

My comment is mainly intended as a heads-up to other gamers that this new LEGO release on iOS is absurdly overpriced when compared to all the other (newer) LEGO titles that have been released on iOS so far.

StickyJr1
StickyJr1

I am exactly their target audience. I have nearly every LEGO game, purchased new, for the Playstation 3. The three I have on iOS are duplicate purchases on a separate platform.

It seems you missed my point. There are 4 newer LEGO games from TT that are all ports from the console versions to iOS that have been previously released in the iTunes App Store. Those 4 games are all the whole game without having to make any in-app purchases. Best of all, they are amazing deals at $4.99 apiece. This LEGO Star Wars port just seems to be a shameless money grab in comparison.

On the personal side of things, it seems that my appreciation for gaming deals has lead to the mistaken conclusion that I'm cheap and perhaps just a casual gamer. Nothing could be further from the truth. The vast majority of the games I own (now over 500 titles) are purchased new because I want the developers to get their cut. I own every major console released since about 2000, whether it be for home use or portable, including the newest hardware from both Microsoft and Sony. Gaming is my biggest hobby.

Making statements about someone else based on unfounded presumptions is a good way to have the validity of all your comments called into question. You can't go wrong by sticking to the facts.

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

@StickyJr1 They did put money into actually making a port so they sure as hell better charge something for it. You don't have to buy it but then it also seems like you're probably not their target audience since it's a digital version and it'd be pretty hard to offer you a "used copy".


And that's fine. But stop feeling so insulted that you aren't their target audience.

deathstream
deathstream

@StickyJr1

No, personal attacks are the best way to get onto Feedbackula, the worst thing in the history of gaming websites.