“Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens” game review

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Alex Rossi

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The Force is strong with this one. The LEGO video game franchise gratefully returns with a fun-filled, humorous campaign through the latest Star Wars Film. People can play as memorable characters including Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, BB-8, Kylo Ren, General Hux and Captain Phasma. “LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens” retains the epic performance from the blockbuster film in LEGO style.

The game features a story from the Star Wars Universe which explores the events between “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” It has new gameplay mechanics, such as the Multi-Builds system, where the player can choose from multiple building options to advance their game.

Retail price of the game is $49.99. It takes about eight hours to complete, not including the side adventures, collection challenges, free play and achievements. With only the main story chapters finished, the player is greeted with 21.1 percent adventure completion in the ending credits. There’s still so much left in the game to do, and I recommend this game to LEGO/Star Wars fans, or parents/older siblings looking for a great local cooperative game to play with younger children.

Building upon on the LEGO video game franchise with stunning story additions and preceding gameplay twists, the title features revamped ship combat. Offering more freedom and improved mechanics, these high-flying segments feel incredible, whether dogfighting from behind the controls of an X-Wing or taking control of the Millennium Falcon.

Speaking of surprises, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is brimming with story-expanding content that is worth a look for fans of the galaxy far, far away—even if a fans of Star Wars typically don’t play Lego games. Unlockable content, as well as playable scenes are put into the main story campaign, the game impressively builds upon a number of narrative elements from the film.

The game stays true to the LEGO video game franchise formula, with new gameplay mechanics to add on to the experience. Most gamers who like the LEGO games should enjoy this game, but it could get boring for people who don’t like the franchise. For fans of Star Wars and those who love to create objects with LEGO, I recommend this game. With LEGO there are many possibilities to create an experience for your favorite moment of the latest Star Wars Film. The force “awakens” with the latest game in the LEGO video game franchise.

The Parkway West Pathfinder gives LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens a 9/10.