As a massive fan of the franchise since I knew what a film even is, I was shaking in excitement when they announced LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. I was immediately taken back to all those unimaginable amount of hours playing and replaying LEGO Star Wars The Complete Saga back in the day.
To get a chance to experience all that magic again alongside an entirely new sequel trilogy to play around in was just too much for me to handle. The Complete Saga was already my favorite Star Wars game of all time. 15 years later, The Skywalker Saga is a more than worthy follow up.
We already have a review up praising it for all its simple yet welcome innovations to the LEGO formula resulting in a game experience that is one of the best to come out of the iconic Star Wars brand. If for some reason you’re still not convinced, allow us to continue telling you why.
“Always pass on what you have learned.” – Yoda
After the smashing success of LEGO Star Wars back in 2005, TT Games tried to keep the momentum going with other famous IPs.
From other iconic film franchises such as Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and Jurassic Park to superheroes like the Avengers and Batman — TT Games has gone and provided the LEGO treatment. With each new entry, the LEGO games slowly started to introduce new features.
That’s over a dozen games. Over a dozen improvements, achievements, mistakes, and lessons learned on how to make a LEGO game that people will enjoy. The Skywalker Saga is a culmination of all that development experience all wrapped into one shiny new package.
I initially rejected voice acting in LEGO games as I preferred the random mumbles and unintelligible phrases the original titles had. Having a lack of words forced TT Games to be more creative in their visual storytelling which also elevated the humour. Given that the developers announced a setting called “Mumble mode” for The Skywalker Saga, it seems like I wasn’t the only one.
I thought I would spend my entire playthrough on mumble mode. It turns out, The Skywalker Saga’s voice actors made the experience far more enjoyable with energetic performances. It helps that TT Games was able to get some actors from the films such as Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams alongside the likes of the excellent James Arnold Taylor from The Clone Wars.
And that’s just one part of the equation. Exploration, combat, visual fidelity, mission structure, controls, and level designs have all taken elements from past LEGO games and improved upon for the galaxy that’s far, far away. You really just have to experience it to believe it. For now, take my word for it. If you were a fan of the original LEGO Star Wars games (or even the latest LEGO games with other IPs), you will love The Skywalker Saga.
Speaking of being a fan…
It’s a celebration of all things Star Wars
I don’t think I need to tell you just how much TT Games have given it their all to make sure the massive universe of Star Wars and the historic importance of the films are given proper reverence in The Skywalker Saga. I’m still going to do it though.
The Skywalker Saga is every Star Wars fan’s ultimate fantasy. It is expansive, colorful, overflowing with content, and the most fun a LEGO game has ever been. Every iconic moment, character, location, or element from the films are all lovingly recreated in all of TT Games’ glorious LEGO fashion.
Ever wonder what would happen if instead of Han Solo shooting the computer to stop talking to the imperial officer, he just continued to do so? You can have that play out here. Or maybe you wanted to see what it would’ve looked like if Leia did try to give Chewbacca a medal. Yes, it’s also here — and that’s just all on episode four! There’s eight other episodes worth of content to get lost into.
With more than three-hundred characters to play around with, The Skywalker Saga is the ultimate Star Wars playground. You have a favorite character from any of the nine films? They’re here. How about the ones from spin-offs or from the more obscure Star Wars lore? Yup, they’re here. Each of the hub locations provide a sizeable amount of side missions, Easter eggs, and collectibles to blow through dozens of hours into.
Each playable character belongs to a specific class. Choosing the right ones in free play mode will enable you to use their unique abilities to progress through specific puzzles and side missions.
After losing our minds with (the amazing) Elden Ring, it’s nice to just hop into the magical world of Star Wars and fall in love with the universe all over again. It helps a lot that the signature lighthearted tone of the LEGO games translate beautifully into The Skywalker Saga.
The game is incredibly easy, but the endless amounts of collectibles, pop culture references, self-conscious meme-ing, and the staggering attention to detail with each frame on-screen makes playing through The Skywalker Saga such a welcome experience after the rollercoaster that was February.
The Force will always be with you
You know what Star Wars is. Whatever you love about the franchise, it is well represented here. All of the nine films are recreated to feature the most pivotal moments in the franchise with the maximum amount of charm of the LEGO games. The Skywalker Saga is the most complete Star Wars game that’s been released in recent memory.
It’s a game that reminds long-time fans such as myself that the little child that was always so fascinated by lightsabers could still feel the same amount of wonder decades later while providing newcomers a welcome peek into the amazing world that is Star Wars.
It’s an experience that doesn’t forget the core of what a game should be: a fun time — something which some modern game releases have forgotten. Reach out to the force, there’s no better time to do so than now with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.