Review: LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PS4)
In LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, relive the epic action from the blockbuster film in way that only LEGO can offer. Here is our LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens review.
- Crisp HD Graphics. The game has never looked better.
- Full Platinum trophy.
- Classic familiar controls which include a new leap move.
- Animations are vastly improved with new ones added, Facial expressions are excellent.
- Multi-Build: A new way to build! You can now choose from a set of items to build in level, Each one changes how the game plays out. You can smash what you have built up and rebuild it.
- Story not only covers Force Awakens but also bridges the gap between episode 6 and 7. It also adds more background to events in episode seven including C3P0’s red arm.
- Game play is the same as it always has been. Break things, Make things and collect studs.
- Cool new HUD which makes the game look really slick and fresh.
- Real film sound bytes and voice impersonators.
- Combat has improved and is more fluid.
- Humor and in joke references throughout.
- More level variation adding mini games, Puzzles and epic battles in.
- Auto saves regularly.
- Loading screens show sets being made. Except when fast travelling through the galaxy screen. Here you can fly the X-Wing or Falcon in warp drive.
- Unlock and explore new hubs from the Star Wars universe, The hubs are huge spaces containing loads of secrets! You can freely explore places like Jakku and D’Aqar.
- Gold bricks are back and are used to unlock bonus missions. These bonus missions add a lot to story. For example you can play the Poe rescue mission or play through Han and Chewies hunting trip before they meet Rey and Finn on the junker ship.
- World map is fully accessible once you finish the game, You can replay levels from here or the bonus missions and hubs.
- Red bricks are the same as always. Collect them, Unlock them via buying them and unlock new game changing options like multipliers, Stud magnet and more.
- Blaster battles: New cover based shooter set pieces. You can duck and shoot, Move through cover and take on the enemy. Really well done and look fantastic.
- Carbonite bricks: Find these and cash them in to unlock classic characters.
- Dejarik battle: Now you can play the board game on board the Millennium Falcon. Its actually a waved based brawler with huge stud cash prizes.
- Free play: Unlock it as you finish the level in story mode. In free play you can swap characters at any point and find all the secrets.
- Drop in/out co op.
- Gameplay feels rewarding as you actually feel like the game serves a purpose. It allows you to expand the Force Awakens story.
- Huge epic space battles, Take part in classic fights from the Starkiller base to the shores of Takodana.
- Fast loading screen.
- No online co op.
- Random lock ups and crashes.
- Cannot skip cut-scenes first time round.
- Crap camera angles at times.
- A lot of QTE.