In a galaxy far, far away… LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga takes us to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Star Wars in style
This year marks the 45th anniversary of one of the most classic sagas of cinema, star wars. This license has been a benchmark for several generations, and those who still have it surely… It is therefore not surprising that we continue to receive a large amount of content from it; but given the good state of grace in which he is currently. Indeed, the series of novels high republic She is in her best moment; the line of merchandising It works better than ever and in terms of audiovisual format, the series are hitting hard. Thus, we are faced with a franchise that has penetrated, and continues to penetrate deeply.
Well, this birthday should be celebrated in style, you might think. Well, that’s what we’re here for, because TT Games and WB Games worked hard to bring us LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Yes, At last! After countless delays, we have one of the saga’s most ambitious and highly anticipated installments. And we can already tell you, before going into details, that this is one of the best tributes ever paid to a saga by this license.
The Lego they’re back in the best possible way, bringing back their hilarious sense of humor, action, exploration, platforming, and easy puzzle solving. Come on, the usual formula, but refined to a very high standard with lots of love and care. Therefore, all these people, not only lovers of star warsbut also of Legothey will face one of the best adventures they can have.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga takes us to remember the best moments of the nine numbered films of the saga, in which we will see and control a large number of emblematic characters. In fact, this is an unusual occurrence and a dream come true for many people, as never before has material of this nature offered the ability to play the saga from start to finish. And not only does it just give us this great fun, but it also includes a number of really crazy winks, homages, secrets, and bonuses. The content offered by this title is absolutely overwhelming
In this way, in this delivery is everything, everything. The most remarkable places have their version adapted to the LEGO format, the characters, powers and abilities, creatures… The entire universe has been recreated, once again, in a masterful way. In total there are more than 300 characters, among which are the protagonists, heroes, villains, secondary and we can even control or ride some creatures. Also, the game gives us over twenty planets to explore with lots of activities and tasks to do.
As we mentioned earlier, theThe LEGO formula is still intact, and that must be thanked for all those people who have already enjoyed some of these titles. However, this is also a double-edged sword, as not introducing new features or certain improvements can also work against you. So, the decision they made is to refine what they already had and use it as a base, as well as introduce improvements in some necessary aspects.
The camera is one of the first things that changed in this new episode. This is something we noticed in the first place when we entered the adventure, because it was redesigned to place it on the character’s back. It gives us a greater sense of freedom or mobility, as well as a certain cinematic aspect. While this change is very well implemented, it needs work. That is to say, the camera behaves correctly at almost all times, except in the most limited or closed places. In this sense, we note that this element was introduced to take advantage of the greater breadth of the game, but there were fringes to be refined.
Otherwise, we have substantial changes in the combat system that puts the action on the character’s shoulder. In this way, when we turn, we do it as if it were a shooter in the third person. On the other hand, the hand-to-hand combat aspect remains practically the same except for the possibility of chaining attacks in the air, as well as the incorporation of special attacks specific to each character. All this collection of modifications or improvements is partly inherited from Lego Star Wars; The force awakens, Well, some of these new elements have already been seen in this latest installment of the Star Wars universe. Like, for example, the cover system
In short, the gameplay has improved for the better and was something quite necessary in the saga. However, the title continues to have the same audience objective, which is to say that it is accessible to all ages. For him, the difficulty is practically nil and most of the time we won’t even have to worry about being able to perish in battle. Except, of course, for stage managers. These are tougher opponents that usually offer very epic and spectacular matchups with lots of QTE interactions or events.
We have previously commented that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga It offered a huge amount of content, well we didn’t mention. The game offers its real challenge to “complete” more … than 1166 cubes to find and collect. Thus, 100% of the adventure with all the special bricks, secrets and minikits It will be something within reach of people with enough composure and perseverance.
In this way, we find another of the most powerful elements of the LEGO franchise; replayability. This aspect of the game has been elevated to extraordinary levels, as the amount of possibilities each phase hides is insane. Do not mistake yourself. The puzzles are always very simple and not very complex, but to solve them a certain character or specific skill is needed. By this we mean that we will not be able to access all the areas of a phase the first time we face it, so we will have to give it another pass, or more. Likewise, there are phases or areas that simulate a semi-open world, which will also entertain us for a long time with the activities, missions and tasks that they offer.
So, the duration of this work can vary considerably depending on the content we want to unlock or complete. On the one hand, we will be able to finish the campaign in a few 20 hours approximately. However, discovering each of the details that the adventure hides can take us double or triple, or even more. With this, we are surely faced with the most complete and rounded installment of the franchise. In addition, everything that the title offers can be enjoyed solo or cooperative up to two players in split screen.
Regarding the graphic and technical part, we were totally surprised by the wonderful finish that this opus presented in its Xbox Series X version. The level of definition in textures, models, and even lighting is absolutely brilliant. We thought we weren’t going to see anything like this in a LEGO game, but the truth is TT Games has done a commendable job. Indeed, the recreation of all the locations and the detail they present are spectacular, a pure delight; It looks like we’re almost past one of the franchise’s animated films.
Finally, the sound section has just invented and praised all these virtues that we have not stopped commenting on throughout this analysis. And that’s because the game features the soundtrack by John Williams, which is the same as the films it is based on. Besides, sound effects and effects are the same as the original material, so the quality is more than assured. In short, it is a simply perfect section which also has a very good dubbing and localization in english.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker It was hard to do, but we can assure you it was worth the wait so far. The title is one of the greatest tributes to Star Wars ever, as it is a work that overflows with care and affection from all four sides. In fact, one would dare to say that it is the best part of the saga, as well as the most ambitious to date. The adventure continues with the same formula as always, yes, but it has managed to introduce enough elements and improvements to remain attractive. In this way, We are facing a product that every Star Wars lover must acquire without a doubt.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- The amount of content it offers is overwhelming
- The recreation and homage it pays to the Star Wars universe is commendable
- Probably the best installment in the LEGO franchise
- It’s still LEGO… i.e. the same formula but improved
- The camera is not quite polished
- Zero difficulty and simplicity in its puzzles