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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Review
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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the latest in a series of Star Wars themed Lego running, jumping and building games. You work your way through all 9 of the Star Wars films unlocking new locations and characters as you go.

Play is similar to other Lego video games. You switch between characters to access different abilities and solve puzzles in each level. This time you have the option to string different attacks together to form combo chains and fend off oncoming attacks. There are also more precise shooting controls as well as some piloting sections.

As you progress you explore the galaxy map and steadily unlock planets. During space travel there are dog fights to win and asteroids to avoid in classic vehicles like the Millennium Falcon, Imperial Tie fighters and Rebel X-wings.

It's a tongue-in-cheek slapstick rendition of the "beloved" films that fans will appreciate. As with other Lego games you are rewarded for finding special bricks (Kyber Bricks) to unlock new features and upgraded abilities across a range of character classes. This leads to playing as iconic characters like Leia, Yoda, Boba Fett, Darth Maul, Poe and over three hundred more.

This is the fifth Lego Star Wars game:
  • Lego Star Wars: The Video Game (2005) on Mac, PC, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance.
  • Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (2006) on Mac, PC, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable.
  • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (2007) on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Android, iOS.
  • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016) on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Android, iOS.
  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (2020) on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 05/04/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Platform, Puzzle and Shooting

Accessibility: 32 features

Developer: TT Games (@TTGames)

Players: 1-2

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 14 hours and 16 hours to play a round of this game. Seeing everything in the game can take players up to 50 hours.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 because it features non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context, mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures, and pictures or sounds likely to be scary to young children. The game contains frequent fights between LEGO characters. While the violence can be hectic at times, it is also non-realistic in nature, featuring a humorous and slapstick tone throughout. Damage is indicated on a health bar, accompanied by numbers and sound effects such as grunts. Enemies break into smaller LEGO pieces and disappear when defeated. When the player's character is close to defeat, the edge of the screen turns red and the character respawns quickly after defeat. Some characters and scenes may be scary to young children, for example when the heroes are chased by a giant monster-fish.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game. You can purchase LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Digital Deluxe Edition that provides some of the paid for additional content. Or you can purchase the additional content individually:
  • The Mandalorian Pack 1 - Adds The Mandalorian and non-playable Grogu™, Greef Karga, Cara Dune, IG-11 and Kuiil.
  • The Mandalorian Pack 2 - Adds Ahsoka Tano, Boba Fett™, Bo Katan, Fennec Shand and Moff Gideon
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Adds Jyn Erso, Bodhi Rook, Cassian Andor, K-2SO, Chirrut Îmwe, Baze Malbu and Director Krennic.
  • Classic Characters - Adds Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Darth Vader and Lando Calrissian.
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story - Adds Han Solo, young Chewbacca, young Lando Calrissian, Qi’ra, Tobias Beckett and Enfys Nest.
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch - Adds Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Crosshair, and Echo.
  • Trooper Pack - Adds Death Trooper, Incinerator Trooper, Range Trooper, Imperial Shore Trooper and Mimban Stormtrooper.

The Character Collection (Season Pass) offers alls seven downloadable content packs with playable characters from across the galaxy including many from outside the nine saga films.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Accessibility Report documents 32 accessibility features:
We have identified these with the help of the developer, and will update fully once we have reviewed the game.

You can toggle certain options to aid difficulty:
  • Automatic Health Recovery: Health automatically recovers over time to make combat easier.
  • Fall Recovery: Falling onto hazardous areas returns you to safety.
  • Aim Assist: Assistance hitting targets when using ranged weapons. This can be Target Lock-On, Near-Target Slowdown, On-Target Slowdown, Homing Shots.

You can opt to aim with toggle rather than a hold. You can opt to auto complete Quick Time events.

As with other Lego titles, there is a minor stud/coin penalty for losing all your health and respawning but player progress is never lost when dying/losing all health.

The game is generally low pressure, however there are some time-sensitive puzzles, a few in Story Mode but more in the hub-world areas that require switches to be hit within a certain time-frame. Your progress is tracked within a level but to save this permanently you need to complete the level which may require 10-15 minutes of play. When exploring the hub-worlds the game will periodically auto-save when you are exploring or collecting items.

Waypoint arrows are enabled by default to always lead you to your currently tracked Objective, with "breadcrumb" trails aiding the player to the quickest route to reach the Objective. Navigation assist enables pressing down Right Stick to turn the camera towards the closest Waypoint Arrow leading to your current objective.

There are visual prompts in the game if you need a certain character to do something the game displays the character you require to use. This now displays the specific character in your party you need (if you have them) rather than just the character class like previous Lego games.

You can enable and resize hints and tips. Objectives are always displayed in the top corner of the game as default and can be toggled On/Off with the below options:
  • Always On: Current objective text will always display.
  • New Only: Objective text will appear for a few seconds when it changes.
  • Off: Disables objective text.

When you hit enemies there is audio and visual feedback. A health bar over their head is displayed to show damage. The game displays the text, "Blocked" and similar when enemies avoid your attacks. In dog-fights in ships, enemies are highlighted with lock-on red markers. You can turn off motion blur and camera shake.

Text is generally clear, although text in menus (like the Upgrade selection) is light blue text on a dark blue background and less clear. Some of the text in these menus is also quite small. There is no menu narration. Subtitles are displayed for all dialogue and can be sized to be extra large. In-game speech bubbles can also be adjusted to be large. Keywords are highlighted using colour.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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