After you turned into bricks, dozens of franchises, from Star Wars with whom the adventure started in Indiana Jones, until you get to the Rock Band music and to the strand superhero that includes, among others, Batman and the Avengers, Traveller’s Tales returns to the scene of the crime with the brand new Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
In thinking about it, it is normal to turn your nose up at seeing the times that the talented “TT” have recreated the saga of George Lucas version of Lego, but once you’ve seen the game in action, it is clear that in this specific case good reasons to lose the the the hands above have in abundance. In the meantime, the new game is not limited to incorporate only one of the three trilogies in cinema, as has happened in the past, but it will allow you to relive the most important moments of all nine films main… you have done a good accounts? And do not find anything strange? We said nine films except for the spinoff, and that can mean only one thing: The Skywalker Saga will also include the next film in the making, and it is precisely for this reason that this game does not yet have a precise release date, if not a smoky 2020. A menu so rich is the equivalent of a longevity that on paper promises to be extraordinary, but this is not the only reason that makes us believe that this Lego Star Wars may be the largest Lego game to date ever. Traveller’s Tales have, in fact, changed substantially the structure of their project, opting for planets that have the reflex access of the best open world, while remaining tight as the older, more linear chapters.
The demo shown at E3 is a passing novelty, obligation to the speed from the temperature records of a stand with the air conditioning broken. To show us the most played game, the developers opt for The Return of the Jedi that will see us start in the space, on board the iconic Millennium Falcon, a short distance from Tatooine that stands out in the black sidereal as a ball of fire orange. Each film has its own corner of the universe freely explorable, and each planet this has several landing points that correspond to as many scenarios. Fun fact: you can land in one of these pre-established points and to reach by land, maybe riding a bantha (you know those mouflons giants of the film?) the other, all without uploads. But in space… no one can hear you scream) can happen even the unexpected, like the sudden arrival of a cruiser of the empire from which invariably will come out tie-fighter at will, and can fight up to that if there is a desire, until we have defeated all, or until death do us part.
Obi The Lego Kenobi
After having destroyed a handful, developers greet the Star Destroyer turns and pointing at last towards the planet, landing just near the farm of Lars, uncles, adoptive of a certain Luke Skywalker. Here we are shown the other novelty of the gameplay, some minor and others far more important. For example, now objects constructed with the famous bricks are not only you will be able to destroy it as always, but can be broken down to create others, as well as that moved freely with the physics quite realistic. As in the past Lego games of the Traveller’s tale, also you can change on the fly, our character, the freedom which is linked to the resolution of some puzzles, like the access of the secret areas hidden everywhere. But what immediately strikes you is the size of each location, a feature that multiplies the pleasure of exploration and fun, offering at the same time a large number of challenges related to different areas of expertise. There will, in short, the classic phases of the platform, or the fighting that now include the classic shot standard present in every Lego game, as well as several alternatives that are introduced to provide an additional layer of strategic importance.
Technically, we are in front of what appears immediately as a formidable new engine that can support a very high level of polygons on screen than in the past, made even more amazing by a the HDR shoots shades of color, literally in the hyperspace. The rest is a art direction of the highest category, always masterful when trying to translate into Lego figures untouchables like the sarlack and the thousands of spaceships of the Star Wars universe. The result is a small masterpiece that is renewed at each change of frame or change in the light.