- System: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Steam, Xbox One
- Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
- Developer: TT Games
- Release Date: 2020
- Genre: Action-Adventure
If you’re like us, you enjoy the LEGO movie franchise. The movies are all very funny, have great names attached to them, and the world building (literally and figuratively) is detailed and most things can actually be built with the right parts! Likewise the LEGO Star Wars games have unsurprisingly been a hit and now TT Games brings us all 9 films—yes, including the one that still hasn't come out yet!—in the most epic LEGO Star Wars game yet in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. We got a sneak peek at E3 this year and this is what we learned and saw!
About LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
The LEGO Star Wars franchise launched in 2005 with LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, which encompassed the whole prequel trilogy (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith). After a succesful debut, installments of the rest of the Star Wars saga were adapted as well—Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Both trilogies combined in one game), followed by Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars and Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, based on the films by the same names. Now that the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is near, it only makes sense that it should be made into a game as well! Well, TT Games did just that, except they are throwing in ALL nine movies in the game and making it the ENTIRE Skywalker Saga. From his beginnings as young Anakin, to his last days as Darth Vader and beyond, touching on every iconic place and scene along the way.
Like other recent LEGO Star Wars games, The Skywalker Saga is meant to relive memorable moments from the movies. Unlike other LSW games, however, The Skywalker Saga is not linear, which means you don’t have to visit places chronologically, you can visit any movie world at any time! And the whole universe changes according to which movie you pick so you can see what was happening in any corner of the galaxy at any given point no matter where the focus of the movie was. *mind blown*
It’s like the entire Star Wars universe was recreated using LEGO blocks and you are free to explore it as you wish! Oh wait… that’s EXACTLY what it is! Every vehicle and character you encounter and use in the game—including the Destroyers—has been created using LEGO blocks and could all really be built with the right amount of space and pieces! Every. Single. One. And not only that but the creators have gone as far as to make sure that the LEGOs look lived in, like they’ve really been across the galaxy and through the dunes of Tatooine, as shown in the demo by a LEGO Bantha with dirt covered feet as it made its way through the desert.
Seeing as how it is another collection of movies, you would assume that it’s just all the games put together. But it isn’t! They completely started from scratch and re-created each movie, including the upcoming “The Rise of Skywalker”, which is why the game comes out after the movie premiers this year. Besides the newly-built open world, every cutscene and character render is new, the levels are new, dialogue, everything.
The gameplay is just as is has been so far, though with an added ability to connect combos, but still easy to learn and control. Puzzles and riddles now give you currency that you can use to upgrade/buy ships and use them in sidequests and battles.
The planets are beautiful, the animation is perfect, and it’s an open galaxy! All the most iconic Star Wars moments there to visit anytime. Add to that the signature LEGO brand of humor and you’ve got yourself a fun and enjoyable stroll through all your favorite Star Wars moments in LEGO style. And it’s good fun for the whole family so you can bring it to visit your younger relatives and share in the fun as a bonus! Planning on adding this to your LEGO/Star Wars collection? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned for more E3 impressions!