Hit it! With better controls, 45 main levels and over 300 characters, LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga is an exciting and must-have game for any Star Wars fan. Get ready to laugh out loud and kick bricks as you relive and replay all the most epic moments from a galaxy far, far away.
I received a copy of this game as part of our review. All opinions are mine.
LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga game review
It’s time to explore the galaxy. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga invites Jedi, Mandalorians, bounty hunters, and everyone in between to the galaxy far, far away. Play through 45 main levels, unlock over 300 memorable characters, pilot over 100 iconic vehicles, and most importantly, have fun while you do it. Side missions and more downloadable content await, providing hours of gameplay that will satisfy even the greatest Jedi master among you.
Between the visually stunning sets, classic LEGO humor and vast collection of playable characters, LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga turned out to be an exciting, charming, and galaxy-sized fun game that every Star Wars fan must play. With so many iconic worlds to explore, memorable moments to recreate and upgrades to make, this latest LEGO release guarantees hours of fun and zero boredom on the radar.
One of the best new features of The Skywalker Saga is the third-person over-the-shoulder view that allows for easier navigation and attacks, especially those involving a blaster. This feature alone made the gameplay more enjoyable for me than previous LEGO titles. I’ve never been a fan of viewpoints in the past. When using a blaster, players have the option to take cover behind objects and launch a ranged attack. Switch between positions, which in the previous LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens was only allowed in certain areas, can be done easily and at any point in the level.
Lightsabers are featured in games like this and for good reason. Combos that take the versatility of sabers and combine it with Jedi or Sith Force abilities create such satisfying fight scenes. If liking tossing enemies into the air while attacking with a lightsaber is wrong, I don’t want to be right. For players who are not interested in learning button combinations, the game still allows you to easily progress through the levels. It may take a bit longer to defeat an enemy without using the more complex attack options.
This new display option also draws you into the action. It feels like you’re actually in the saga and not just watching it from afar, which gives you that too. front row seat to see how visually stunning everything is. The bricks themselves, from the strands of hair to the seams between connected pieces, are incredibly realistic. As you play and take damage, the paint starts to chip, the parts dull and fade, it really captures what it’s like to play with LEGO in the real world. The LEGO figures and vehicles also contrast with the rich settings in which they are found. The planets come to life in beautiful detail. It’s the best of both worlds of play (realistic and toy) with The Skywalker Saga.
Right from the start, players have the option to start with any trilogy they choose. With 45 main story levels (five levels per movie) and side missions to boot, there’s plenty to see and discover in each area. At the start of a level, players will alternate between pre-determined teams to complete the main objective. However, completing side missions allows you to unlock additional characters, which is useful when replaying through levels, as each has a unique ability to solve specific problems that you may not have been able to solve before. All the best moments of the film are represented either in playback mode or as cut scenes. So get ready to podrace, lightsaber duel until you’re stunned and take down the Death Star with a thrilling X-Wing driven trench race.
Collecting Kyber Bricks by solving puzzles isn’t just fun to do, because I really don’t need any other incentive to lead a Wookiee choir other than hearing them twist John Williams’ score. This is also a key to being able to upgrade your characters, as these Kyber Bricks serve as in-game currency. Some upgrades work for multiple characters while others are more specific. Speeding up the time it takes to build things was a nice upgrade and I’d recommend it as a must when you sit down to choose from the list.
Along with the massive character catalog and updated view, the humor is spot on. Traveller’s Tales ably delivers the right amount of laughs and silliness for players of all ages. Zapped, zapped. Poor Darth Sidious gives the wrong order and instead of taking out the Jedi, the Clone Troopers go into a dance number. Young Anakin is a selfish kid, the Stormtroopers have a terrible purpose, and yes, they’re poking fun at the sequel trilogy as well. Watching an orchestra of droids play “Duel of the Fates” as you take on Darth Maul is both fun and encouraging, you don’t want to lose with an audience of this size.
The only issue I really found playing this game was the co-op option. This two-player mode unlocks more secrets and destroys more chaotically. In this he succeeds, but when it comes to boss fights, the second player can feel as useless as a mouse droid versus a lightsaber. Basically, if you’re not the main player or the one with the best combat moves, you’re basically relegated to spectator mode. It’s not the most exciting position to have.
Ultimately, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is an exciting adventure through Star Wars history that fans of all ages will enjoy. With so much to do and see, it will keep you engaged and coming back for more. Plus, they recently released DLCs that include Mandalorian and Grogu, which leads me to hope that more Disney+ Star Wars properties will make their way into this game.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, play it, you must– Master Yoda probably.