Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga includes the stories known from nine full-length films from the Star Wars universe, starting with the fate of Anakin Skywalker during the time of the Old Republic, through Luke Skywalker's clash with the Empire, and ending with Rey's journey. However, it is not a faithful egranization. In accordance with the traditions of games with LEGO in the title, the events are presented with a grain of salt, enriching the plot with a large dose of humor.
The basics of gameplay in Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga do not differ significantly from the scheme developed by previous LEGO Star Wars games. The title is a colorful action adventure game in which we direct characters known from the movie screen. Hundreds of heroes are at our disposal, such as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Obi Wan Kenobi. With them in Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga we travel through subsequent locations, fight enemies and solve simple puzzles.
Although the gameplay formula has remained unchanged, the developers have introduced some modifications and additional attractions. We can freely fly ships (including the iconic Millennium Falcon) in space, as well as land on selected planets in many different places in Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga. A big novelty is the combat system. The creators have developed mechanics that allow even the youngest to have fun, and at the same time leave room for more talented players to show off.
Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga collects the plot of all nine numbered episodes of Star Wars for the first time, creating the largest (not only in terms of history) game under this license. Not including full-length spin-offs or series may sadden some, but as the name suggests - this is the Skywalker saga.
The creators of Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga, however, did not completely ignore the fans of Baby Yoda, etc., adding a few thematic additions (bonus characters) from The Mandalorian or the movie about young Han Solo. Playing the pre-release version, I complained a bit that after an hour I had practically the entire fourth episode finished (regrouping to Yavin 4 and the attack on the Death Star). Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga consists of a total of 45 story missions that can be easily completed in several hours. This is not a big disadvantage if we want to look into every corner and complete all side activities at a given stage. This approach extends our adventure, but it still does not change the fact that the creators told each film at an express pace and often took shortcuts.
CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
RAM: 8 GB
GPU: GeForce GTX 750 Ti or Radeon HD 7850
OS: Windows 10 64-bit
HDD: 40 GB
Lego Star Wars, whether in games or animated films, has always approached the source material with great distance and humor. All film scenes are dressed in gags straight from Mel Brooks' Spaceballs, and here and there you can even feel the atmosphere of a parody of Robot Chicken. I love this approach and in terms of humor Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga lived up to my expectations. However, I often missed iconic scenes from "normal" movies. The game in terms of narration flies head over heels. He sets up the action very quickly, jumps from one thread to another, omitting a lot of film content, and at the same time adds a lot of himself. So if you expect Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga to "tell" every episode from cover to cover, you may be disappointed.