Lego games have always remained popular in the world of gaming. Players have always enjoyed them to the fullest, and I rarely hear something negative about them. 2022 has been great for gamers so far, as we saw the release of some of the biggest video games of all time, including Elden Ring. And now, Lego fans can rejoice as well as a new entry in the series, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was recently released. Without a single doubt, this is easily the best Lego game ever made, as developer TT Games couldn’t hold themselves back from going all out on it.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga puts players in a world where they can take down tough enemies, meet amazing characters, explore a lot of hubs, collect different items, and do so much more. As for its story, it revolves around the nine Skywalker Saga films. The game combines the story of all nine iconic films and tries to tell it through a single channel.
When you first boot up the game, you will be given the option to choose from any of the three Skywalker Saga trilogies and complete them in whichever order you prefer. But to get the ultimate Star Wars experience, it is only obvious to start the game from the first film, A New Hope. From this point onwards, you will embark on a journey that will cover the story of every film, all the way to the final part; The Rise of Skywalker.
Each film is referred to as an “episode” in the game. There are a total of five-story missions in each episode, so you’ll have to complete a total of 45 missions to complete the game. And just by playing the first mission, you’ll be able to tell how different it is from the previous Lego game, especially the ones that were based on Star Wars. The gameplay is much better, the visuals are stunning, and the combat mechanics have been improved.
When it comes to visuals, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is easily the best-looking Lego game to this day. It is a visually stunning game that won’t make your eyes tired. The developers did a remarkable job by creating a world that is not only pretty but also fun to explore.
The story missions in the game are further divided into three sub-missions. It will take you around 20 hours to complete the entire game if you focus only on the main campaign. However, when you get a little bored of the story, you can always visit nearby planets to meet new characters, complete interesting side quests, collect different stuff, and much more. You can also take part in activities that will either have you fighting spaceships or racing them.
The split-screen mechanism is also pretty amazing as it lets two players play the game on the same screen. The best part is that you don’t have to worry about helping each other out during this moment. You have the luxury to choose between working as a team or doing your own thing. For instance, while you fight a group of enemies on a planet, your teammate can go and engage in space battles.
To begin with, the combat is amazing. There is so much you can do than before. For instance, there are new combos that you can use with melee weapons to take down your opponents quickly. And I must say, the attack animations have improved to a great extent as well. Seeing them feels good, and I don’t know why this makes me more interested in the game. Combos can be achieved by pressing specific buttons, and they get canceled when you get attacked. Other combat mechanics include dashing behind cover, parrying the enemy’s attack, and so on.
As for weapons, you can choose from a range of different weapons. They all have their own purposes and can help you take down enemies from certain distances. For melee weapons, we have the lightsabers (this goes without saying). However, an important thing to note down is certain characters can only use lightsabers. Furthermore, they work just like any other melee weapons; letting you hit your enemies from close range. You can also use your fists in combat, but this way of attacking should only be used when you have no weapon in your arsenal.
You can also choose from different Firearms, which include Shotguns, Rifles, Pistols, and Crossbows. Shotguns can help you annihilate your opponents in close range, pistols can help you get a decent range, while Rifles are the perfect all-rounder weapons. As for the Crossbow, it can be used for stealth kills as it makes close to no noise.
The In-Game Currency
The game also has its own in-game currency, which comes in the form of “Studs.” Studs can be acquired through different methods, and they can help you make in-game purchases. For instance, you can use them to purchase cosmetic items and even some collectibles. Some methods of gaining studs include destroying your surroundings, taking down enemies, getting a high combo, etc. These Studs also come in four different rarity levels, with Silver Studs being the lowest level and the Purple Studs being at the top.
More Than 300 Characters
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has more than 300 characters that you can unlock and use. You can also choose from nine character Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga classes, including Astromech Droid, Bounty Hunter, Hero, Dar Side, Scavenger, Villain, Jedi, Hero, Protocol Droid, and Scoundrel. Each class is different from the other and has its own set of abilities that you can use in combat. For instance, the Dark Side class possesses the ability to influence and distract NPC characters, while Bounty Hunters can accept Bounty Missions from different NPCs. This is just the tip of the iceberg as there is much more attached to these classes.
There are Kyber Bricks that you can find throughout the game. These can be used to unlock characters. Furthermore, if you want to upgrade any characters’ abilities, you’ll need these Kyber Bricks. There are a total of 270 of them, and if you want to get a 100% completion score in the game, you’ll need to collect all of them. During each episode, you will be able to find a total of six Kyber Bricks.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a pretty amazing game. There isn’t anything bad about it, and I would recommend it to everyone who’s a fan of the previous Lego games. This one is better than all of them in every way.
- Gameplay is amazing.
- Interesting campaign.
- Combat is amazing.
- More than 300 characters.
- Unique abilities.
- Side quests could be a little better.
Review Score: 4.5/5
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