The Skywalker saga is with you • Nintendo Connect

LEGO publishes toys of famous and well-known brands for many years, which appear in the form of building blocks. In addition to Jurassic Park, Marvel, Harry Potter, and Indiana Jones, this naturally included the Star Wars series. Now, however, LEGO and Traveler Tales have teamed up to create the definitive LEGO Star Wars experience, and they promise no less. How is the same LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga On the Nintendo Switch, you can find out in our game test.

A well-known story reassembled

As expected, the LEGO title includes 9 complete episodes of the Star Wars saga and each individual episode introduces 5 chapters. In the beginning you can play Episodes 1, 4 and 7, each of which marks the beginning of the trilogy. It is also recommended that you play the games in this order as a newcomer, otherwise the story will reveal some facts that you have to discover only later. Of course, this is up to everyone, but in general the level of difficulty or the complexity of the tasks increases in the course of the saga. Even if the story is already familiar to Star Wars fans, Traveler Tales strikes the humor here again perfectly. In some moments the title takes itself too seriously and in other places you have to laugh out loud because one scene is designed in a totally funny way. The voice acting is also very accurate, although in most cases it is not the original voice actors.

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LEGO games are usually very simple. You hit a button to press, you follow strict story lines and the difficulty level stays low. After all, we’re also talking about children’s toys here. Every once in a while, I find special collectibles that unlock cheats or other things. There are many different vehicles, characters, game modes, and planets for you to discover in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. In addition to space battles, wild battles, and many mini-games, there are also stealth missions, alternate routes, and huge areas that offer many secrets. The melee gameplay of the game has also been reworked and offers some additional aspects. In addition to the normal attacks, there are now also powerful attacks.

Banning and dribbling are also part of the game. The longer the combos you create with the respective characters, the more LEGOs you will get as a reward. You can use these stones for many things in the game, be it a feature, a character, or to unlock cheats. You also need these stones as well as the rare golden stones for the many talent trees in the game. Each character class (such as Jedi, bounty hunter or droid) presents its own talent tree, which improves different things. In addition to that, there is also a general talent tree where you can unlock abilities such as magnetism, faster movement speed or even the map’s radar. This talent tree requires an incredible amount of golden bricks, but this is not a problem as there are more than 1000 such gems in the game.

There are many golden gems on each planet and some are hidden relatively conspicuously and others are behind side quests. The mini games include all the modes that the game offers. Forklift races, animal collecting, space races or puzzles using character skills. With the help of ships, you can not only win your battles in space, but also travel from one planet to another. In total, there are more than 15 planets to explore. These extend across all films. With maps and other helpful overviews, there’s nothing hidden from you and with so many collectibles it’s sometimes necessary.

Stable technology in all respects

The title works very well on Nintendo Switch hybrids. The graphics offer everything the other versions offer, only some of the reflection effects are missing and the resolution is sometimes low. However, the Nintendo Switch version offers something for the eyes and works very stable. You can usually enjoy 30fps and in some rare moments this drops to around 25fps. Fortunately, the load times in the title are not very long, which is surprising for some of the loaded regions. Planets take longer loading time, while fast travel in zones or the like is performed instantly.

The music in the title is straight from the movies and features great soundtracks from all nine movies. Whether it’s the iconic title themes or even the “Duel of Destinies” from the first episode, each song is always beautiful to listen to. However, as mentioned earlier, the game is almost completely dubbed into several languages. The voices fit the characters, but I think it’s a shame we don’t hear Yoda or other known voices in the original script. In general, a lot of charm and love flowed into the entire presentation of the title.

Tim Haines

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga offers a huge amount of content for the money. The title offers over 50 to 100 hours of gameplay fun with over 1,000 gold gems, free galaxy mode, and story mode with over 40 missions and other DLC characters. If you want to collect everything, you have set yourself a huge task. With loads of magic, humor, content, and technology, the title has become the best LEGO game on the market. A must for LEGO and Star Wars fans.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga offers a huge amount of content for the money. The title offers over 50 to 100 hours of gameplay fun with over 1,000 gold gems, free galaxy mode, and story mode with over 40 missions and other DLC characters. If you want to collect everything, you have set yourself a huge task. With loads of magic, humor, content, and technology, the title has become the best LEGO game on the market. A must for LEGO and Star Wars fans.

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