Described as the “biggest and most visually striking” LEGO Star Wars game yet, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will relive the epic story of all nine films in the Skywalker Saga.
Gameplay reveals so far showcase new combat mechanics, a wide range of characters and character classes, a vast galaxy to explore, and much more. In anticipation of its April 5 release, we look back at what’s made the LEGO series so iconic.
It goes without saying, the LEGO Star Wars franchise is a huge hit for us fans because we get to play as any beloved character we wish; from Darth Maul to the classic Ghost Yoda and more. It was the endless hours spent trying to unlock character tokens that really made the games that extra bit of fun. Having the creative opportunity to play as anyone from Episodes I – VI meant a great deal. After all, who doesn’t want to be a GNK power droid running around during the Battle on Endor?
2007’s LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga allowed us the chance to experience all six movies in such a creative and fun way. Though many fans would argue the game must be played in order, there was always that slight urge to play our favourite story first. And that is exactly what the games allowed. If for some reason you disliked The Phantom Menace, you could skip the whole story and move straight on to Attack of the Clones or even The Empire Strikes Back.
You know what I am talking about. Don’t kid yourself, you hate this level so much that you secretly love it. And for those of you who are quite new to the LEGO Star Wars world, allow me to explain: Podracing is the brutal racing sport that we first see in The Phantom Menace (1999). Just like the movie, the original 2005 LEGO game had incorporated such a level into its main game. However, the level became tedious and extremely difficult. But the more you played it, the more addicting it became. And the game developers knew that with great suffering came great fun — sort of. In LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, the level was fixed and adjusted for both new and old players. But to add to the fun, fans could unlock a bonus level which allowed them to play the extremely tedious level from the original game. It was chaotic yet loveable!
Nothing is more fun than teaming up with your best friend or a sibling and tackling the many challenges of the LEGO Star Wars world. Of course, after every level you would just go back to the Cantina and start a brutal war by randomly attacking your friend with a lightsaber, but experiencing the LEGO world in multiplayer just hit differently. You were in it together and teamwork was a huge task that was often needed. Of course, you didn’t need to be in multiplayer to have fun, but if you ever did play with a friend, the level of creativeness and entertainment was with unlimited power.
Having the freedom to explore the Star Wars world in the form of your favourite toy company really is the most fun a fan could have. And along with it was pure laughter. Because every mission and level had a range of hilarious cut scenes. Originally, the characters never spoke and just made grunting noises – it was charming, funny, and down-right loveable. Who would have thought so much comedy in Star Wars would ever work? LEGO did. And they pulled it off very well.
AND MUCH MORE
Of course, there are many other great things that made the LEGO Star Wars games so iconic. There are the golden bricks, the mini-kits, the fun cheat codes, the LEGO City world, and key moments from the movies like Anakin and Obi-Wan’s final battle. There’s the free play, the mini-challenges, and of course the customisation of your own personal unique character. All of these are just some of the few keys that make the games great.
To expect all these small quirks and perks in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is quite unrealistic. But I am more than sure the game will hold up to both new and old fans just the same. This time we get extra levels and many more characters to unlock. Plus, all the new features like the aiming ability, the camera angles, the dialogue, the added free play worlds and many more bonuses will add to hours and hours of fun.
The LEGO Star Wars games will forever go down as some of the greatest games ever made. And it all comes down to a little toy company that began its journey a long time ago in a galaxy not so far away. A toy that started as a simple brick. A toy of endless fun. A toy called Lego.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is set to release on April 5 for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.