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.

LEGO® STAR WARS™ The Force Awakens (1)

Pros:

  • 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.

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Cons:

  • 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.

LEGO® STAR WARS™ The Force Awakens (2)

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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