The Best Lego Game Yet


Erika Lewis, Productivity Manager

(Lego Star Wars opening screen)

The Best Lego Game Yet

My Review of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Erika Lewis


For over two years Star Wars fans have been anticipating the release of the Lego Star Wars: Skywalker Saga. And, on April 5, 2022 the game was finally released and I fortunately managed to get ahold of it. It has definitely lived up to the hype that was created for it and it has been a thrill to play. 


Game Play

The game play is very similar to the other lego games that have existed in the past. But there are different things that you have to build with the legos and the levels each have their own set of puzzles. Although there are some differences in there that make the game a whole lot better. For starters you’re able to make more use of the lightsabers. The characters can throw their lightsabers and you can also use them to cut through certain doors and walls to either progress through the levels or to find hidden trinkets. You can also use the lightsabers to scale certain walls in order to reach different places in the levels. 

Lightsabers aren’t the only things that have new features. They are more motion controlled then all the other games which is nice when it comes to getting more specific shots. You’re able to move the cursor around to hit different targets and enemies allowing you to have more precise hits to deal maximum damage. It isn’t just blasters that have these motion controls but other long ranged weapons as well. Both the additions with the lightsabers and the blasters make the game a lot more interactive and enjoyable. 


Levels and Graphics

When it comes to the levels and graphics of this game they are completely off the charts. Compared to the other lego games that have been created they are phenomenal. However, there is more than just levels to play in this game you can also travel from planet to planet. You’re able to visit places like Naboo, Kamino, Coruscant, and so many more. All the planets are open world as well allowing you to explore all of your favorite places on the planet and see all the different areas you didn’t get to see much of in the films. 

The levels are easily confused with the planets but they are very different. The different levels normally take place on ships such as the Trade Federation ship and the Death Star. These levels are almost as open world as the planets are, allowing for more hours of exploring and finding all the hidden trinkets and secrets throughout the level. It definitely helps you feel more like you’re actually there and makes the game a lot more interesting and fun to play. 

Speaking of making things more interesting, the graphics do just that. Although some things are obviously made with legos there are other parts of the game that seem so realistic. If you walk through the sand you leave actual footprints and the leaves rustle under your feet when you walk through them. It adds a certain soothing feel to the otherwise chaotic game. 



Another amazing addition to the game is the amount and variety of characters that you’re able to get and play as. There are around 400 characters that you can unlock, including the DLC characters, and it’s definitely a quest to collect them all. The characters include the same characters in different outfits, side characters, and characters we just see in the background. The DLC packs contain characters from the Bad Batch, Mandalorian seasons one and two, Solo, and Rogue One. 

Some of my personal favorite characters to play as are Hunter from the Bad Batch, D-O from The Rise of Skywalker, Queen Amidala from the Phantom Menace, and Buba Frik also from the Rise of Skywalker. However, all the characters have their own unique quips and movements that make them all super fun to play as. They definitely add a lot to the gameplay. 


The Story

The story also carries with it a lot of enjoyment. The plot is nothing new, as it follows the plot of the movies, but there are some parts changed to humor the player. There are different remarks characters make as well as events that take place. We totally all remember the part where Palpatine accidentally executed order 67 and all the clone troopers started dancing before shooting at the Jedi. Or the part when, during the battle of Naboo, a man was mowing the entire fields of Naboo. It’s all of these little funny changes that make the game exciting and constantly keep the player on their toes as they never know the game’s next move. 


Bugs and Glitches

Despite the game being very fun and exciting, it has its fair share of bugs and glitches throughout the game. Although this isn’t unexpected for a game this big, it can be a little annoying at times. Sometimes the game freezes, sometimes you have to quit out of the game because something glitched, or, in my case, sometimes you have to restart your entire file. They aren’t incredibly horrible but after time they do end up becoming a bit of a nuisance and take away from some of the enjoyment that the game has to offer. However, the creators are working on patching some of the bugs so hopefully, soon, all of the small glitches will be smoothed out. 


Overall it’s a very fun and exciting game that I’ve already spent hours playing. There are a couple things I didn’t get to mention because there is just so much to cover but those will be a fun surprise for people to discover themselves. Overall, I would give the game a 9.5/10. It would be a full 10/10 but unfortunately the glitches take away half a point since they were the reason I had to restart my game. The game is certainly worth playing but whether you choose to play it or not, may the force be with you!