Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens | Twitch Gameplay Thursday | Xbox One
IGL Podcast host, Justin and HR Podcaster, Michael, play as Rey, Finn, and company in NEW Twitch Gameplay Thursday set in the magical world of Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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About the Game:
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a Lego-themed action-adventure video game developed by TT Fusion, based on the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It is the fifth entry in TT Games’ Lego Star Wars series.
The Force Awakens iteration of the LEGO franchise has reinvigorated the slumping LEGO games with some new magic. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the most creative, well-paced, and fun LEGO game in years. Developer Traveler’s Tales always displays a keen love and affection for its source material, but with this take on the most recent Star Wars movie, it tells an entertaining story that pays wonderful tribute to Episode VII through a slew of smart puzzles and unique characters.
Unlike the disjointed storytelling in the disappointing LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, The Force Awakens uses dialogue from the film effectively. The story of Rey, Finn, and company follows the same path as the movie, while also throwing in a bunch of clever gags and bits of whimsy.
Wandering through the ruins of Maz Kanada’s castle, overhearing strange creatures talk about where they’re going to drink next and having one of them suggest this old watering hole on Tatooine is really fun, especially for true believer SW fans. It even handles heavy events, like the blasphemous part of the film that tried to suggest Han Solo could be killed, with humor and charm.
Each level in the eight-hour campaign spreads out puzzle solutions between multiple characters and their unique abilities. Unlike LEGO Avengers, where the second player could easily get bored, here you’ll need each character’s inherent specialties to make it through a level.
Plus, the abilities actually work great – Rey’s agility lends itself to platforming segments, while BB-8’s skills jack into any electrical outlet so you can manipulate platforms and other objects in the world. Be sure to scour every level for secrets – they’re uber satisfying.
That said, certain puzzle mechanics grow dull after being used too often. For example, when playing as Finn, you have to line up the head and torsos of a holographic Stormtrooper to enter a First Order door and it quickly transforms into a chore.
The bottom line is that LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is filled with nods to Star Wars that will appeal to fans young and old. Scouring the galaxy for slabs of carbonite that unlock characters from the original trilogy and the prequels is a blast. Likewise, there are secret missions galore to fill in the gaps of the film (one of the more memorable of these features Poe on a rescue mission to save Admiral Ackbar).
It’s a compelling Lego Star Wars installment – let us know your favorite secret puzzle missions you uncovered in the comments below!