Childhood Rejuvenated

The revamped video game, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, does not disappoint fans

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga brings back the nostalgic gameplay from its original game 15 years ago.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga brings back the nostalgic gameplay from its original game 15 years ago.

By Owen Zimmerman

In the 2000s, there was a game that captivated the youth; it was a playground that nurtured our imaginations in ways that cannot be summed up in words. That game was Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga.

The Complete Saga was released on November 6, 2007, and it encompassed the prequel trilogy and original trilogy of the Star Wars Saga. The game was crossplay and the two players could choose from hundreds of characters from the Star Wars universe.

The unique charm of Lego’s humor and shocking difficulty of some of the levels immediately made the game a cult classic. So when it was revealed that the game would be revived, premiering with the additions of the sequel trilogy, The Mandalorian, and Solo: A Star Wars Story, the Star Wars fan base went ballistic.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was announced in early 2019; however, its release date was delayed several times causing frustration among the gaming community. The game was finally released on April 5 with a deluxe edition available for $70 and a regular version of the game for $60.

The deluxe provided players with several unique characters that would not be available to players who purchased the regular edition. After purchasing the deluxe edition, I believe the $10 upcharge is worth the price for the characters provided as players are given access to beloved characters and the opportunity to do certain puzzles they would not be able to without the characters they were rewarded.

The game is incredibly more interactive than the original, with the excellent voice acting that contributes to the unmatched, dry Lego humor. There are also hundreds more characters than there were in the original installment, each of which has its own interactions with every other character in the game.

The combat was completely reworked in the Skywalker Saga. Instead of the classic heart system of old, players deal with health bars. Combinations of buttons create beautiful combo attacks on the enemy, and there is also an intricate defense system that has been introduced. The combat resembles The Legend of Zelda series in my opinion.

The missions are much easier than they were in the Complete Saga; however, they are still very enjoyable. The new combat mechanics give way to an endless amount of new experiences for players, so the game will not bore you quickly.

There is an insane amount of miscellaneous items and puzzles to gain and complete. This is expected with Lego games, but the Skywalker Saga takes it to another level. I could play this game for hundreds of hours and still have things to do.

Players are given a revamped look at the classic stories they loved as kids and are able to let their childhood thrive once more with the Skywalker Saga. For me, it is a must-buy.