There was a time when TT Games’ licensed LEGO video games seemed to have nothing more to say. The British developer had tried and tried to renew the proven formula, riding one brand after another while experimenting with new game dynamics, but by churning out a couple of video games a year he had ended up saturating a niche in the market that, absurdly, practically it was all hers. The fact that LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens hadn’t followed up on the release of subsequent films, moreover, seemed like a wake-up call.
In recent years, in fact, LEGO video games had lost their bite and perhaps it was a good thing that happened … well, whatever forced TT Games to continually postpone the new LEGO Star Wars, announced in 2020 and finally on the shelves only now. which is well into 2022. At this point all that remained was to play with it to understand if the Force had awakened again, and in our review of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga you will find out if we liked it or not.
For the uninitiated, TT Games began its adventure with LEGO video games back in 2005 with LEGO Star Wars: The video game. That very first game laid the foundation for all to come, as it reinterpreted the trilogy starring Anakin Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi in an ironic way. The following year followed LEGO Star Wars II: The Classic Trilogy, which is self-explanatory. The British developer then combined them into a single package, titled LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, while also giving himself to other brands such as Indiana Jones, Batman or Harry Potter. In short, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is not the first themed compilation, but there are two crucial differences compared to the games of almost twenty years ago. First, it represents all nine films, including Episode VIII and Episode IX, for the first time in LEGO form. And above all it is a completely new product.