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Play Your Heart Out: “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” Review

by James Mainier

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This game is very addictive and entertaining. I give it a 10/10. 

“LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” was released on April 5, for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, and Microsoft Windows platforms.  The review for this game was based on the Xbox Series X version of the game.

Graphically speaking, this game is sharp. I think we are starting to see a positive trend in games this year as far as graphical fidelity goes. Games like “Elden Ring” and “Stranger of Paradise,” not to mention the “Call of Duty” and “Battlefield” games, always look great, but almost every game that was released on the Xbox Series X this year and in Xbox Game Pass looks really good. 

The game “The Skywalker Saga” is the sixth entry in the TT games “Lego Star Wars” series and looks somewhat improved since the previous ones.

The biggest difference with this game is that they went from an isometric view, or distanced camera view, of controlling the characters to a third person view. In doing this, the game dynamic changes. It almost doesn’t feel like a LEGO game, it feels like a “LEGO Adventure” game. Pretty much every game before this one that was LEGO, not just the “Star Wars” games, is in an isometric view. 

“The Skywalker Saga” covers all nine of the mainstream “Star Wars” movies. It took me about three hours to finish the first movie level. I would assume that finishing the game would take about 30 hours. Plus, there is more content after you clear an area. You can go back with different characters and play the level again to unlock more features.

The best thing about this game is the variety of how many different actions you can do. For example, in the first movie level, I got to wield a light-saber, walk through a town, fly a starship, go to different planets, and have a battle in space. There is also a split-screen co-op mode.

The difficulty ranges from easy to medium. Once you figure out what to do, you can progress, and it’s not too hard. However, I would imagine that if you wanted to unlock everything in the game it would be tough.

All in all, it’s a great game and I recommend it.

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