Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Review

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What is that? A Lego parody adaptation of the nine Star Wars movies with PS2-era sensibilities.
Expect to pay $50/£40
Developer TT Games
Editor Warner Bros.
Reviewed on Core i5 12600K, RTX 3070, 32GB DDR5, Windows 11
Multiplayer? Local co-op, online via Steam Remote Play
Link Official site (opens in a new tab)

I knew I was going to have a great time with Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga when I started the Prequel Trilogy part and saw Qui Gon Jinn and Obi Wan’s ship stop at a traffic gate floating in space. After a quick videoconference with the Trade Federation – who hastily tried to hide their evil plans, labeled “evil plans” – Qui Gon and Obi Wan walk through the door, accidentally knocking an unfortunate battle droid, sending him floating in space.

The Skywalker Saga pushes its charm, with virtually every cutscene featuring a visual gag or punchline at the expense of the film series. Kylo Ren pumps iron and flexes as Rey contacts him in this infamous scene from The Last Jedi. Ben Kenobi pops popcorn before watching Leia’s message in A New Hope. At the start of Revenge of the Sith, Lego Count Dooku makes cheeky plastic popular noise as Anakin chops off his head.

(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

That saucy sense of humor reminds me of the classic Star Wars Spaceballs parody at best, and it really centers the experience. Lego Star Wars has been working its weird magic since 2005, and the show’s impassioned jokes have often been able to elevate what might otherwise be just a soulless merger of two brands. The Skywalker Saga looks to be the definitive entry, covering all the ground from previous games in the series, as well as The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker in Lego form for the first time. The result is a handbag of different styles in play, all given just enough depth to make them work, held together by this line of humor and charm.

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