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22 Jul 2022

REVIEW: Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Playstation 5

Review by Staff
Lego are back with yet another Star Wars game, but this one is a bit special, as it covers all of the main films in one epic game. This is the first time such a venture has been undertaken in the Lego Star Wars universe.

You can play each episode of the franchise, although at the start of the game only Episode's 1, 4 and 7 are unlocked. So, the first film of each trilogy is playable from the start.

Once you choose an episode, you get the usual "A long time ago in a galaxy far away", the music hits, you get the iconic story scrolling on the screen, and after a cinematic, which is really cool, you finally get into the game proper. I started with Episode 1, and the first game control you get is of a small space craft, dock with a battleship, and away we go. You control your character in a fully 3D, open world type environment. Everything looks incredible, perhaps the best-looking Star Wars Lego game ever!

You quickly get into your first fight, beat up someone with your lightsabre to win. The game does a really good job here of easing you into the action and controls. You can destroy boxes, which drop items, coins etc. One of the coolest moments you will notice early on, is the ability to throw your lightsabre, which then returns to you, that is really cool.

After messing about for a bit, speak to an android, follow him for a while, and then you will learn your next little trick, how to use the force.

As you play further you will unlock planets, just as they appear in the film, each planet acts as a hub with side quests, things to unlock, plenty of people to speak with and so on.

Each level has multiple ways to be completed, which gives the game a huge replayability factor, the freedom to play the game in the way you want is huge.

Over 300 playable characters, from the various classes like Jedi, Hero, Dark Side and on on. Different classes of characters have different abilities which in turn allow you to find secrets and areas that other characters cant.

There is a skill tree which you can use to upgrade and learn new skills. For fighting there is now a combo system, which forces you to constantly use new ways of attack instead of spamming the same moves over and over, as the enemies soon learn what you do and will block you if you try repeating the same things over and over.

There is such a huge amount of content in this game, that I know I will be playing it for a long time to come.

The Good
Such a deep game, so much content, everything feels really good, controls, fighting, flying etc. They really have made something special here. Voice acting is also worth a mention.

The Bad
This is open world, and I do know some people prefer the more linear aspects of previous games, there is the chance to waste too much time not really achieving anything.

This is a great game, simple as that. Will satisfy StarWars and Lego fans alike.

I score Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on Playstation 5 a super strong 9/10

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is out on 5 April for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and PC

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