Oh my goodness, that Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is fucking adorable.
Poe fumbling around in his X-Wing? Kylo Ren struggling to get his lightsaber to turn on? LEGO BB-8?? *squee*
Ahem, now that I’ve composed myself, let’s actually take a look at what this game is all about.
By now you probably know if Lego shenanigans are up your alley or not, and this latest entry in the franchise doesn’t seem like it’s trying to reinvent the wheel. According to The Force Awaken’s official description (yawn), we’ll be playing as our favorite characters (Rey, Finn, etc.) and bridging the story gap between Return of the Jedi and TFA. Intriguing!
Are we going to see a Lego version of what happened with Luke’s school? Will the content be a quick aside or a significant part of the game? Is Rey’s background going to be shown at all? Does Luke masturbate like A LOT on his island or only once in a while? So many questions!
But mostly I just want to know the answer to that last one. Actually no, I don’t want to know. I need to know.
The game will be introducing Multi-Builds and Blaster Battles which have been loosely detailed thus far,
“With Multi-Builds, use available LEGO bricks to open up new paths, then break them apart and re-build them again to open up another! And another! During Blaster Battles, use your surroundings as cover to stand against the First Order.”
Based on this description, it sounds like we’ll be getting something of a horde mode in Blaster Battle, and potentially less linear levels through the Multi-Builds mechanic.
Assuming it’s got the standard co-op these games have always had, Goran and I will be blasting through it and sharing our thoughts in the opinions section this summer. That is, if we don’t get stumped by puzzles designed for little children. Not that this has happened in other Lego games we’ve played before. Nope. Naw uh. Never…
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming out on June 28 2016, on pretty much every system under the sun. PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 will have access to “exclusive DLC,” but I’m guessing that this content will make its way to other platforms eventually. We’ll see.