BearSleuth Opinion Piece: Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Awhile back I was asked to do a game review for another project the review never got used so here are my thoughts on Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens…

This week I have been playing the newest nostalgia infused release from Tt Games, Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens, and I have to say I was mildly surprised. I was concerned that the game would simply not have enough source material when compared to previous instalments in the Lego games series. However, through a deep delve into the recently rebooted Star Wars expanded universe as well as lots of interesting new approaches to design, this game delivers a Star War experience that fans young and old can enjoy.

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The gameplay has had a facelift (even when compared to the previous Lego release, Lego Marvel Avengers) with a new first-person combat mechanic and a multi-builds system which adds a new sense of replayability. These mechanical changes add more depth and have given the designers more options for set pieces but there is only so far the game can stray from its predecessors.

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At its core, Lego Star Wars the Force Awakens is simply another strong instalment in the proud Lego lineage. If you enjoy the humour from previous Lego games, in all its pop culture referential glory, then there will be a lot for you to love here. On the other hand, hard-core gamers unfamiliar with the series will still find the same issues with thin gameplay and a lack of complexity that have always been both a blessing and a curse of the series. In conclusion, if you are a fan of Star Wars or the Lego games then I would strongly recommend Lego Star Wars the Force Awakens.

…That was this week’s BearSleuth Opinion Piece!!! Check back tomorrow for a new Comic History 101!!!

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