The Skywalker Saga Review – Film Marathon
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga seems like a strange game to announce. The series already had games that placed both the prequel and the original trilogies in a series of levels, allowing fans to relive them through the filter of plastic bricks. Subsequently, there was even a single-player game based on The force awakenss. TT Games did not follow the other two films, which irritated or disappointed quite a few fans. It’s kind of weird to see two of the three trilogies getting another Lego set. But The Skywalker Saga does things quite differently and, more importantly, well enough to make it a worthwhile experience for star wars fans and for all those who love collectathons.
Of course, all nine main star wars movies are showing in The Skywalker Saga. As far as the story goes, that means that if you don’t like any of these movies, you’re still not necessarily going to enjoy the story presentation here. Beat by beat, all films are respectfully presented in the collection. However, they do not all share the same time due to the sandbox nature of the game. For example, Return of the Jedi is the shortest episode with only one new planet.
I went through the original trilogy levels first and had an enjoyable time for the most part. But, like the movies themselves, the other levels weren’t nearly as fun. No matter how entertaining the game’s cutscenes are, Jar Jar Binks is just as boring as he’s ever been. Plus, the story beats in movies like The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker obviously will not be saved. And that’s despite the fact that I managed to laugh off the once-serious scenes from the movies that had made me roll my eyes before.
With literal sandboxes
The nine films that inspired Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga are represented here by about five levels each. These levels, while generally very entertaining, are far from long. If you play as fast as you can, you can essentially beat this game in under 20 hours with ease. However, TT Games has done something more interesting than just focusing on the movies’ storytelling. Instead, by playing through scenarios, you’ll unlock new worlds. Each world represents a unique sandbox that is full of bricks to collect, new characters to find, and other ships you can control.
Anyone who actually runs through all the sandboxes and explores them thoroughly will easily see the time they spend in the game pump up dramatically. It may only take a few hours or less to go through the story for The empire strikes back. But completely completing levels and sandboxes will easily take more than triple. There is a huge amount of content on offer.
It’s to the game’s credit that various aspects of the gameplay have been significantly changed over the previous iterations. The Skywalker Saga isn’t overly complicated by comparison, but it’s more engaging in terms of combat. Characters now have multi-hit combos that can be chained together in different ways. Regular attack chains, launchers and unique attacks are at your disposal. Enemies will start blocking you if you also spam a single attack, so there is a need to mix things up a bit. There’s even an attack meter, although enemies don’t give you the option to use it as much as I wanted.
Melee attacks, as always, very much based on the character you’re using. characters in The Skywalker Saga are all divided between classes and have different types of movesets. All characters have a melee attack, and even astromech droids like R2D2 can hit enemies.
There are a lot more character classes than necessary, to be honest, especially since a lot of them aren’t all that different. You have obvious ones like the Jedi, but they’re also divided into heroes, villains, villains, bounty hunters, and droids. Different characters also have different abilities that you can use to solve puzzles and open containers in sandboxes, which can give you a reason to return to previous areas.
Another big new feature is the fact that characters can now aim weapons, which sometimes makes the game feel like a real third-person shooter. However, not all characters have ranged attacks, although some melee-focused characters have their own twist. Jedi, for example, can throw their lightsabers very easily. All of this doesn’t necessarily make for a deep game, but it certainly adds a lot more flavor and options. There are even boss fights where the camera and controls change a bit while fighting specific enemies.
Of course, there are plenty of vehicle sequences that allow you to drive classics star wars ships and other famous vehicles. Not only will you often control them in the game’s levels inspired by movie footage, but you can also take them to regions of space connected to each of the main planets in the game. in each of these areas, but there are often a few things to discover.
The real focus of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, however, is about unlocks. You can collect characters and unlock their abilities (as well as acquire new ships), then return to the sandboxes to collect more and more bricks to upgrade all classes. There’s also a Free Roam mode where you can take whoever you want wherever you want, which really makes the game and the star wars the universe come together as a whole.
When it comes to PC performance, the game falters somewhat. I experienced a crash, and some of the sandboxes absolutely lock the framerate. For example, The Skywalker Saga Usually runs at around 100 fps for me, but drops to 30 in the Ewok Village sandbox. Some missions also include annoying bugs. The Endor the Line level, which is Return of the JediThe speeder section of, is extremely difficult if you don’t enable aim assist. If you don’t complete the level fast enough, new terrain will stop being generated and you will repeatedly die in the void until you exit. You do not save your progress.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga can be quite boring when playing through the storyline of a movie you really don’t like, but the presentation, gameplay, and level design are all so enjoyable that even the most ardent trilogy detractors you think you’re the worst can always find something to enjoy. This is not just another great Lego set, but one of the best star wars games we have ever seen.