LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Review

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LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga is a journey that takes TT Games back to the IP that launched it all but with modern-day touches that are more than an retread.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a reimagining of the DNA of previous LEGO games by developer TT Games, but puts an updated twist on the game. The pulled-back camera that is almost isometric like LEGO’s likes of LEGO Harry Potter and LEGO Marvel which was exchanged for a third-person viewpoint that would as would be expected from a next-gen action title. Also, the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is an action gamethat places players at the center of top moments from all nine Star Wars films.

The players can choose to jump into Episode 1, Episode 4Episode 4 and Episode 7 to begin their journey and continue through each story. You can still move among the 3 trilogies however, the beginning point is set. From there, they’ll go through a fast-paced, brisk run-through of the movie’s events that are depicted as full-screen levels, as well as others taking place in tiny open world sections. The Podracing scene during Episode One is an example. It is treated to a full race and all other major scenes happen in the the open world of Tatooine.

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Related: LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Preview

While the previous LEGO games attempted to extend each scene to an entire level, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga can focus on the best parts of the game. It’s true, TT Games has not skimped in terms of the gameplay experience. From light-saber melee battles to spaceship battles when there was a chance to create a memorable game experience, the team did it.

Anyone who has played previously in a LEGO game before will be at ease in this. The LEGO collection of studs, the broken environments and light puzzle solving and unlocking characters are all included within the gameplay and blown to a dazzling level. There is a scope to LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga that should satisfy the collectible-obssessed in a way few games do. From upgrading paths for different archetypes of characters (Jedi bounty hunter, Jedi and smuggler.) from Kyber Bricks galore, there is plenty players can do in the absence of the story of an episode.

The focus on moving between beats is at the central theme of the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and it’s an absolute pleasure to play. It’s a leap from Qui Gon Jinn and Obi Wan fighting with their battle against Trade Federation Blockade ships at the start in Episode One through Luke’s Cloud City showdown with Darth Vader and an epic battle to Finn as well as Rey’s heroic effort to save the galaxy Exegol is precisely that which Star Wars fans will be seeking in TT Games. TT Games delivers.

As we’ve noted as we mentioned in the Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga preview The combat of melee, ranged and ship combat has been enhanced, but not totally revamped. small changes like a combination measure for melee, or the cover system for ranged are sufficient to keep old-fashioned gamers interested however they’re not so sophisticated that casual gamers are left behind. It’s still entirely feasible to play LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga as it was in a previous LEGO game, but it is much more appealing and enjoyable.

Co-op is one of the major reasons to buy The LEGO games but it’s an unsatisfactory experience with The Skywalker Saga. The ability to play with a friend or family member is fun, but this new angle of the camera could frequently result in awkward angles due to the small screen space. In earlier game, TT Games introduced systems to assist each co-op player find their way, however in this game it’s possible for just one player to explore an entirely distinct area of the open world or space-based areas. The flexibility is wonderful, however certain players might end up losing their way more often than normal.

It’s not just LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga enjoyable for you to enjoy, the design is amazing as well. For consoles with the next generation the visual fidelity is impressive and the precision of the design is breathtaking. The scenes are like cinematic counterparts. However, TT Games did its best to ensure that all parts appear to be entirely made of LEGO. For instance the Podracing track is an authentic recreation, incorporating lots of LEGO and 3D models of standard. It’s a tiny portion of a huge game, but the TT team took the time to get it to seem like it’s right. It’s possible that people forget they’re playing the LEGO game because of the way everything is connected.

The storytelling is a mixed bag with TT Games in its numerous LEGO games, however LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has been able to nail down the use of voices that sound like those of the original series (including certain voices that are well-known that are from the animation series) as well as the physical comedy that typically elicits laughter or two. Since there’s still a storyline to follow the story and comedy doesn’t depart too far from the standard style and tone, however the game is enjoyable in its cutscenes.

In attempting to blend numerous elements, and tie together nine films, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Sagadoes seem a bit sloppy in its pace. It flits through elements that gamers might believe might make interesting levels often making them into cutscenes or open-world exploration zones. There were plenty of important scenes to complete and the game checks all the boxes expected but it’s a bit disappointing to discover that other sequences aren’t as well-developed. Perhaps this is in response to critiques that the previous LEGO games had too much to do or perhaps it was due to an issue with the developing resources. But regardless of the situation the game feels somewhat over-the-top.

The opinions of critics will differ in relation to the game’s gameplay however, which is admittedly basic. Combos as well as making ranged combat feel like the feel of a third-person shooter are a welcome modern addition however, the LEGO games must be appealing to a wide player base. TT Games does enough to raise everything above the simple level and this should be enough to please the majority of gamers.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is without doubt the most impressive compilation TT Games has put together. It is visually stunning, technologically advanced and endlessly enjoyable, the game keeps its foot in the air and doesn’t let off. The game’s pace and simplicity aside the fact that developers could revisit games that they’ve made before and still make the game look fresh is an achievement that is all its own. Whatever way players think about the tales in the trilogies It’s hard to argue that this is the most accurate video game rendition of them all that coincides to include LEGO.