Lego Star Wars: Force Awakens Complete!
I really do like the Lego games, they offer a style of gameplay which is nice and easy to enjoy which can give you the opportunity just to switch off and have some fun. Me and my girlfriend play these games together as they are designed in a manner that players of all age and skills can enjoy together.
Roll onto this years major Lego game release being The Force Awakens. This time round they have upped the detail of the game over the previous iterations which does make the Star Wars Universe really come to life. I noticed my rig using a little more power to run this over the previous versions. Running with a GTX970 this was no trouble at all.
In this version of Star Wars they have also mixed up the gameplay style as well in a good way. As with the film their are parts which would suit to be a flying mission (e.g. when the Resistance come to Solo’s rescue after meeting Maz Kanata) so naturally the developers have thrown these into the game. The controls are very easy to get the hang of and after 5 minutes you’ll easily be doing loops and barrel-rolls, just like in Starfox 😉
The game also has the benefit of including the audio from the actors straight into the cut-scences, this also helps bring the Star Wars atmosphere to the small screen. Also as per usual of Lego games their inclusion of some slapstick style comedy does make an appearance to bring some lightheartedness in when its needed.
As well at the usual elements you epects from a Lego game, in this iteration in certain parts of the levels you can get given two choices of what you want to build in order to assist you getitng past a particular obstacle. This does add a bit of variety to the game but out of epxerience it’s mostly done in a manner in which you have to buid the first choice of Lego design to help you progress partially, then you have to go back and then build the alternative object you could make. Once they’re both been made and used you usually can then progress.
Overall a good game but I do feel like I’ve played Lego games to death now so would love to see some big turnarounds with the formula to make it feel fresh.