Welcome to Comics&Consoles, a new series covering one of my favorite pastimes – video games. And I can't think of a better game to kick-off with than Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
When I first popped in Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I expected to start where TFA movie began, Poe Damereon on Jakku. But no! Much to my surprise, the game starts with a prologue chapter of the last 30 minutes from "Return of the Jedi." You can play as Leia, Chewbacca, Han Solo or even Wicket on Endor.
On top of that, you play the scene of Darth Vader vs Luke Skywalker fighting in front of Emperor Palpatine. And then to finish the chapter off, you get to fly the Millennium Falcon and destroy the second Death Star! If that isn't the coolest surprise for someone who loves Lego games and Star Wars, I don't know what your expectations are.
The character models are so clean and glossy. The fighting mechanics are simple button mashing with no consequences of dying. There are a few added bonuses like taking cover behind barriers during battles. It basically turns into a "Gears of War" style of game.
The dialogue is used from the films and adds extra witty dialogue spoken by the original actors.
The stages are long with tons of collectibles to unlock. After the two hours of gameplay, I'm only 5 percent complete. The last Lego game I played (Lego: Marvel Avengers) took me around 38 hours to get 100 percent completion. This game is definitely going to be money well spent.
I bought the Playstation 4 Deluxe Edition which came with bonus content that will be unlocked with future downloadable installments along with a mini Finn Lego figure. A nice little addition for my office desk. This game is superb for Lego fans and Star Wars fans alike. The game is rated "E for Everyone," but I think adults will probably get more enjoyment out of it.
Lego games bring two things I love the most into one place – Legos and comic book or movie franchises. Developers TT Games have been making Lego games for the past 10 years with such franchises as Harry Potter, Batman, Jurrasic Park, Avengers and recently combining them with Back to The Future, Ghostbusters, Wizard of Oz and Scooby Doo into one game called Lego Dimensions. Dimensions was by far my favorite – until yesterday! Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is probably the best Lego game I've ever played.