Lego Star Wars the Force Awakens review

Lego Star Wars the Force Awakens review

As a Star Wars fan, I had high expectations when I started playing this game, and Lego Star Wars the Force Awakens didn’t exactly live up to all of them, although it  was a good game overall.

I did think there were some flaws. But let’s start out with the good parts: (WARNING: This review may contain spoilers for the movie.)

  • Blaster battles. Most characters can fight in these, and blaster battles are a really fun way to defeat enemies. In these battles, characters duck behind cover, and then shoot at enemies.
  • Space dogfights and trench runs. It’s no surprise that Nintendo added trench runs after the classic Lego Star Wars games, but the new dogfights are incredibly fun, placing you as a pilot zooming around a Super Star Destroyer, fighting in the junkyards of Jaku and other locations.

Other than those two things, the only new thing is the multi builds. Now you can decide what you want to build instead of just building something random. I expected these to be a way to find secret mini-kits, but only found that they were used for better puzzle solving, and all that gets boring and repetitive eventually.

One of the flaws is the open worlds. It may sound fun to explore Jaku, Starkiller base and other locations, but the open worlds are so small that you explore all of them way too quickly.

I hate to say this, but some of the levels were really boring, only containing fetch quests and puzzles. Most of the levels are already boring, where you wait the whole level for a fun blaster battle or space dogfight.

Overall I’d recommend this game, because it’s pretty fun, but it is definitely not the funnest Lego game out there.


5 thoughts on “Lego Star Wars the Force Awakens review

  1. I like Lego and Star Wars, but I’ve never picked up a Lego Star Wars game. I enjoyed The Force Awakens, but from what it sounds here, it’s not the best Lego game. I might need to follow Matt’s advice and pick up Lego City Undercover at some point, especially now that it’s a Nintendo Selects! Nice review!


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