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Review: LEGO Star Wars – The Skywalker Saga


Posted on April 26, 2022 by Michael Merchant

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Summary

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is exactly what I wanted from a LEGO Star Wars game. Fun, relaxing content, covering all of the major Star Wars films from beginning to end!

Developer – Traveller’s Tales, TT Games

Publisher – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Platform – Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4/5, Xbox One/S/X (Reviewed), PC

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the latest entry of the LEGO games from Traveller’s Tales and Warner Bros. Interactive. The Skywalker Saga covers the nine major Star Wars movies but features Minifigures from side movies and TV series such as Mandalorian, Solo, and Bad Batch. This makes The Skywalker Saga the most comprehensive LEGO Star Wars game yet!

When you first start The Skywalker Saga, you can choose which trilogy you would like to begin with, so I decided to start with the prequels. I wanted to play through the movies in chronological order and experience the story again, as this would be the perfect opportunity to relive the entire series. I was surprised by how beautiful the game was and how expansive the environment could be. Whole cities like Otoh Gunga and Theed of the planet Naboo are explorable. The city streets of Theed are full of puzzles and collectibles that can keep you busy for quite some time. This aspect is the same for every planet featured in the movies. You can explore Tatooine, Mustafar, Endor, and Hoth, just to name a few. Everything is there, and they are all beautifully rendered. You could even visit areas like the Jedi Temple of Coruscant!

In terms of the story covered in each episode, the movies are covered in about one hour per movie if you go from quest to quest without doing any side content. If you do the side quests and solve the puzzles of each area, you could spend several hours in each movie. The only downside is how quickly some aspects of the story are covered. For instance, when Qui-Gon takes Ani to the Jedi Council to see if they could train him, it is covered in about three sentences. I almost thought that I had hit the skip button. You don’t even get to blow up the second Death Star, which has always been one of my favorite space battles. I think this is due to having so much content in terms of planetary environments and the areas of space that are explorable. Even with how short the story segments are, it covers them well enough to know precisely what is happening.

As you progress through the game, you collect several LEGO blocks used to unlock skills and enhancements of character class trees. These can increase the damage of your lightsabers and blasters, enhance your health regeneration, and increase the number of coins you get from different sources. There are several skill trees, one for each type of character, such as Bounty Hunters and Jedi, and one main tree that affects all characters. The skill trees were a nice touch to add a feeling of progression to the game.

The voice acting, sounds, and music are excellent in most cases. It is precise as you would expect for music and sound effects. The lightsabers, blasters, and engines of the Tie Fighters are all movie perfect, and you feel like you are in the film while playing the game. The voice acting can be a bit hit or miss. Some characters sound exactly like the original actor, while others sound absolutely nothing like them. However, you can turn on mumble mode, a fan favorite of the LEGO series. This will turn all the cinematic voice acting into the classic mumbling of the LEGO games of the past! The cinematics can be humorous and sometimes even more funny by the mumbling.

There are over 300 different characters that you can play in free mode for unlockable content. Everything from droids to Sith, they are all there. There are plenty of starships and vehicles you can pilot as well. X-Wings, IG-88’s IG-2000, and even the mini-kit Death Star. It’s a fantastic assortment of playable content. I can almost guarantee that you can make a team of your favorite characters and ships play as. 

Overall, outside of a few missing or short segments of the story missions. I loved my time with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Traveller’s Tales went above and beyond to create the most expansive LEGO Star Wars game. I can’t wait to see what other characters they decide to add in DLC content, and hopefully, they will add additional story content. You can clear the game’s main story in about 12 hours, but by completing all of the side content like puzzles, collecting unlockables, and races, you could quickly expect 50-80 hours. As a huge Star Wars fan, I think this game was exactly what I wanted from a LEGO game.

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