Lego Star Wars has been a prominent part of lego games since the first game released in 2005.
The Skywalker Saga is no exception. Wacky humour, exciting gameplay and cutscenes alike have captured the nostalgic feeling of playing the original games brilliantly. Whether you are fighting Darth Vader on Bespin or speeding through the inside of a Lucrehulk battleship as Anakin, the combat feels fresh and interesting every time.
There are many new features in this new game, some of which have never been seen in LEGO games before First, the open world format has been used, meaning that players can travel around the galaxy freely and choose whether they want to follow the story or travel around to different planets. Then, when you arrive on a planet, you aren’t limited to one area. Each planethas different parts, so you can choose whether to explore the Jedi temple on Coruscant or the financial district. This adds a lot more exploring to do on each planet.
Also, there is now an upgrade system, which allows you to spend a mix of studs and kyber bricks (which can be found around the map or unlocked after completing a level in the story) on upgrades to your character, such as getting a stud magnet or extra damage. There are general upgrades, but also upgrades to specific character classes. For example, there is the Jedi class, for characters like Obi-Wan and Luke Skywalker, bounty hunter class for Boba and Jango, along with many others. These features keep the game fresh and replayable for a long time. The game also has 2 new episodes that haven’t been playable in Lego before. Now you can play through the 8th and 9th episodes, completing the sequel trilogy and the Skywalker saga.
Going back to the combat mechanics, the game has multiple attacks that can be used to break blocks by the enemy soldiers. Rather than just spamming one button over and over to kill someone, the enemy will now block your attacks if you use the same one too much. To break the block, you must use a different attack, such as an air launch or a heavy attack, along with other combos. In aerial combat, the fighting isn’t too difficult, and lets you use laser blasts and sometimes proton torpedoes to annihilate the enemy defence.
Graphically, the game looks amazing. There are details around every corner and no matter where in the galaxy you are, the lighting and colours cause a unique feel to every planet. The game manages to capture detail and all the while keeps a steady frame rate throughout the levels. This, and the game still manages to capture the nostalgic look of its predecessors. All the way through the game there are small bits of wacky humour that would make any star wars fan laugh, referencing parts of the movies and the memes that came with them.
Overall, Lego Star Wars the Skywalker Saga is a brilliant and exciting mix of the Lego Star Wars games that came before it, but better than ever before. With tons of brand-new game changing features, this game is fun for hours, and replayable over and over. It has many hours of gameplay for all types of players, whether you like to mess around blowing stuff up or collecting every last thing the game has to offer.
The best LEGO game yet, loads to do, brilliant voice acting and the best looking game so far. If you are a Star Wars fan you need this game in your life.