Not too long ago Players could hardly save themselves before Lego games. No successful franchise was certainly in front of the colorful rods, which in the same, but still funious play their way to the current consoles. Now the last Lego Star Wars game is nearly six years back. Developer TT Games has left the latest project time. The break seems to have used the team. Because according to the last, but relatively interchangeable games of the series, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga formally from the scope, atmosphere and funny ideas formally from all seams.

Nine movies and a complete universe

At the beginning of the game you can decide which of the three trilogies would attend to you first. In the beginning you can only choose Episode 1, 4 and 7. Each episode consists of five short missions associated with sections in which you can clearly explore the associated locations such as Naboo, Tatooine or Jakku.

If you complete all tasks there, then your next episode shuts off. In addition, there is still a free mode in which you can start any well-known planet of the Star Wars Universum you have already visited. There you then collect different deflections that can unlock your upgrades, new characters or cheatcodes.

Which version did we play?

We were able to play Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on the Xbox Series X play. The game all times flowed smoothly, even if hundreds of lego stones flew over the screen. Initial crashes, loading problems and story trailers were resolved with a hotfix during the test phase.

The Skywalker Saga is also available for Series S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch.

This does not necessarily revolutionize the classic fame of the previous Lego games, but just feels more about the sections in the open game world than before. So if you like to search for collective objects, you can sink here next to the about twelve-hour campaign additionally dozens of playing hours.

It was a long time ago in a far, far away galaxy

We especially liked the presentation of the game world during the test. All known locations were lovingly transferred to the little life. If you are strolling with the classic star Wars music in the background by Mos Eisley and you pass through Banthas or aggressive Jawas (including the iconic “Utinni!”), You are as a Star Wars-Fan guarantees the heart.

Also, the degree of detail of the LEGO buildings invites this time to just stay and enjoy the environment. In the last titles, there were always more common objects, which did not exist out of Lego, TT Games tries again to create a more homogeneous look. Especially the interiors of ships and space stations now exist almost completely from building blocks.

Of course, the typical LEGO humor is not too short. Thus, Darth Vader tries to change desperately in his Tie hunter to the radio station with the imperial march, or a gardener mows the lawn in peace, while the battle of the trade federation Against the Gungans rabt. Especially the Skywalker Saga takes some controversial scenes of the Disney Sequel on the sher. Luke Skywalker drinks green milk in every unobserved moment of green milk, Rey tries Kylo Ren because of his missing shirts, or an exaggerated crying Chewbacca, ice cold is left by Leia before the Millennium Falcon.

Unfortunately, the quality of each episode swatches something. In the first three, every GAG does not necessarily ignite. The leveldesign feels especially in episode 1 outrun and is filled with diligence tasks. However, this increases from movie to film, so that at the end a very positive overall impression remains.

Small innovations and contaminated sites

Unlike the older games LEGO Star Wars uses: The Skywalker Saga a dynamic third person perspective. This comes particularly well when you aim about the shoulder and then even dividing individual body parts of your opponent. So, for example, Stormtrooper shoots the helmet from the head, which then tries to catch their headgear. For example, this gives you time to cover the style of Gears of War or other coverage shooters behind objects.

Also the melee has been revised. Instead of just pounding a button on a key, you can now run different combos. This is necessary, because otherwise your opponents block all the beats. Also with the Batman Arkham games you have served. So you can use buttons insert beats counter or unlockable attacks with a sideways jump. This evaluates the gameplay noticeably, even if the control can sometimes be fumbling sometimes. Because the keys for combos and evokes are double occupied and strike again and again in the fight.

Real demand you can not expect in this Lego game. In terms of serial, the level of difficulty is very low. Opponents hardly cause any significant damage and even if you die, you only lose a few legotins, which you have immediately with one to two destroyed boxes. This makes the game ideal if you would like to have fun in the local co-op, for example, with your children, experienced players * inside will make themselves surgery quickly.

A paradise for collectors

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If you belong to the kind of players *, who likes to collect all sorts of extras, then the skywalker saga is likely to deal with you for a while. On your travels you can collect over 1,000 upgrade stones, with which you can improve the abilities of your legophiles.

There are over 300 pieces from the figurines . These divide into different classes, such as Jedi, heroes, scrap collectors or astrodroids with their own skills, which you all needed to get to the different collective objects.

What colleague Jonas Gössling has fallen on the postries and what does not see that and hear you in the test video:

The Holocaps are particularly rare. This makes her funny cheats free. In “PJU-PJU” mode, you listen to instead of blasterfired mouthmitted weft noises, light sevenes are replaced by baguettes or their turns a furious pork that torments your opponents with shouting. Especially funny we found the Nuschel mode. In it the well-synchronized German dialogues are replaced by the lego language of the older games.

Koop mode

You can play the complete game in local co-op mode. The picture is then shared vertically for the split screen. Player * In 2, only a button on the second controller must press and can immediately enter the game.

Unfortunately, there is no online mode.

Unfortunately, with so many objects, of course, the best developer will eventually out the ideas as you could hide. So quickly you meet the same switch puzzles, obstacles and mission types. For a variety, however, you can already repeat passed story missions to try special challenges or to assemble mini-room ships.

A dream for fans

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga knows his audience exactly. Star Wars enthusiasts receive the great atmosphere of the films and a lot of fanservice. Lego friends, on the other hand, are looking forward to the high level of detail of the buildings and the small innovations in the meanwhile Gameplay.

If you have not yet begun with the Lego games, but then this will not pick you up here. For everyone else, however, the Skywalker Saga is a real party and one of the best LEGO titles for years.