The return of the greatest science fiction story. Star Wars gets a full-on adaptation of the Lego universe in veteran studio TT Games’ most ambitious project yet. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is available from Tuesday, here are 5 things not to be missed.
[Mis à jour le mardi 5 mars 2022 à 14h31] The love affair between Lego and video games began long ago, in a galaxy far, far away. Remember, it was 2005 and Lego Star Wars 1 and 2 were hitting the market to thunderous applause. The adaptation of George Lucas’ films In Sauce of Plastic Brick was an instant hit, paving the way for many other adaptations from the studio TT Games. Since then, the water has flowed under the bridges, and the British developer has once again returned to the Star Wars universe with a more than ambitious project, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, or the Lego adaptation of nine celebrity films from the franchise. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Lego video games have always been built on a fairly simple principle: let us relive the best scenes from pop culture movies, characters or series, all in a world built entirely of tiny plastic bricks. And in this exercise, TT Games is more than just a veteran, already taking command of the first two Lego games ever released, Lego Star Wars I and Lego Star Wars II. And for seventeen years, TT Games has been the origin of all Lego games. Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings… All the major franchises have been recreated by the British studio, which can boast of offering more than thirty Lego video games to its credit. The Skywalker Saga will allow us to recreate the Star Wars trilogy, from Obi-Wan’s muscular career training to the emergence of the First Order, in the order you want it. In terms of gameplay, we find the classic elements of the mode, which mixes exploration, action, adventure and puzzles, all playable with one or two players.
In terms of gameplay, the game offers you the possibility to go through the story of each movie in the order you want, without any particular restrictions. You will also have the opportunity to replay each level with new characters, to unlock new parts of the level and find collectibles. If you’re worried about not being able to play one of your favorite characters in Skywalker Saga, you don’t have to be wrong. The game contains no less than 300 characters that are unlockable and playable in all levels, as required according to the tradition of Lego games. We’ll find our favorite heroes at different times in their lives as well as all the most mysterious minor characters that Forty Years and Nine Movies have been able to provide us with. Diversity has never been greater in Lego.
Console in hand, TT Games also added a few elements to satisfy a slightly more adult audience. Characters using explosives can now hide and shoot from cover, while lightsaber combat is done with different combos, camouflages, and powers, adding more variety to the very simple gameplay of the ultimate in Lego game mode. In this new version we also find graphics that have never been so beautiful in Lego; The environment reacts to the player’s actions, at the level of the effects of light as a substance. In addition, TT Games decided to give the player more freedom by providing them with hubs that they can explore freely between each story mission. We take away the best from one level to another to give the player the opportunity to move from planet to planet as he pleases across the galaxy map to explore or re-explore the levels he has already traveled in order to solve puzzles, complete side quests or search for items. This principle also applies in space where the player can move, explore and fight between each planet. On the character side, TT Games adds a little side to role-playing because each character will have a small tree of skills and powers to unlock thanks to the Kyber crystals hidden throughout the galaxy.
Lego games have always been a strong proponent of co-op for two players. Traditionally, this collaboration has been done through the traditional split screen, and The Skywalker Saga will be no exception. Concretely, if you can share one side of the sofa with a friend or family member, that’s perfect, on the other hand, it’s impossible to connect to the same game from two different places, since there is no online multiplayer mode. Planned to play offline on any platform.
For those who have already set their eyes on the future of this more than just an imminent release, know that TT Games and Warner Bros Games have already planned to provide at least seven character packs after the release of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. You can find iconic characters from the extended Star Wars universe, including characters from the recent Disney+ series like The Mandalorian, or minor characters like Rogue One, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and more. So we repeat, you are more likely to find your favorite character in this funny adventure!
Let’s start with the most important information, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has been available on our gaming platforms since Tuesday, March 5, 2022. This mainstream game is of course available on all major video game platforms, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, PC and Nintendo Switch. Recommended for an audience of 7 and up, it still offers an experience that will delight young and old, especially fans of the world of George Lucas we won’t hide.