Pros The introduction of anti-gravity to the usual physics challenges,the new powers associated with the well known characters from Star Wars, and the new locations and scenes makes for a new game altogether.
Cons The slow down in the action of gameplay can be a little frustrating. I don't know if it built into the feel of space, or of it the programming for the Android platform I am playing on, but there seems to be s delay between the touch and reactions.
Summary Angry Birds Star Wars had a lot to live up to with the title alone. You have two franchises with huge fan followings that are seemingly vastly different. Rovio's previous installments in the series based on birds and pig characters seem an unlikely pairing with the iconic characters known from the Star Wars series. But with the help of Lucas Arts it works. The game play in the other versions is made challenging by the physics involved in the scenes, this is further enhanced with the introduction of anti-gravity and planetary gravitational pull introduced in this version. When this is combined with the additional character abilities based somewhat on the movies' characters makes it a fun version. The Obi-Wan-Bird character's ability to push against gravity and Leia's ability to pull objects against the gravitational pull gives the player some control over physics that is not found in earlier installments. This is helpful as the scenes become more challenging in the layouts presented. I also feel like the creators use of scenery recognizable to Star Wars fans was a good integration of the two worlds.
On the upside, the quantity of movies and locations with these allows for many options for future levels and scenes. Also having space fantasy as a back drop, the possibilities for challenges is potentially endless as the boundaries of ordinary physics can be pushed.
However, the drawback is that this also brings a more whimsical approach to a fantasy movie series. For die-hard Star Wars fans it would possibly make their beloved characters substantially more juvenile. And as for game play. the biggest drawback I can see is on the Android platform I am playing on is a little less touch sensitive when tapping to initiate the individual powers of the birds. It may be the timing based on the floating feel of the game itself, or it may just be the programming, but some of the actions seem a little sluggish in comparison to previous Angry Birds efforts.