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Lit A/V LEGO Star Wars - the Skywalker Saga - Spoilers in TAGs!

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Sinrebirth , Apr 5, 2022.

  1. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    TPM has its flaws, they're minor, but do get in the way a bit. The podracing is great until it does this reconnecting a power lead - what it requires is a tricky and fiddly control combination that really hurts the momentum of the race.

    Similarly, the battle sequence with the Gungans was weird and not as good as it could have been. At one point battle droids break through and a load of Gungan soldiers don't react.

    Outside of these minor defects, it's very good. The duel with Maul is well executed and the level name itself is hilarious - Better Call Maul. The space assault on the Trade Federation cruiser is both epic and fun.

    Started on AOTC and it has an excellent speeder chase through the night skies of Coruscant. After that the plan was to continue the episode.....

    But I got distracted running around the Night Market, going after various side stuff of ships and kyber bricks!
     
  2. RogueWhistler

    RogueWhistler Jedi Knight star 3

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    As a result of this game, the "Rebel Friend" now has both canon and Legends pages, despite all of his appearances being equally non-canon to both continuities.
     
  3. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    The amount of side stuff I've been doing while still on the surface of Lego Star Wars is absurd. Each area has its own side missions, character unlocks, ships, kyber bricks, races - there are multiple areas to a planet and there are 21 planets! Its huge.

    Part of the reason for the side stuff - or what it started off as - is there was a save corrupting bug on the Kamino level. Patch 1.4 took care of that, so went and did that.

    Then got distracted again running around Theed.

    Minor weaknesses are the lack of a position indicator when jumping, can be hard to judge your position.

    Similarly it can be hard to work out how to get somewhere and the map often won't help you.

    The camera does sometimes does some rather weird things that seriously compromise your view or mess up the Force movement of objects.

    Finally, there is some timed rubbish that contributed nothing positive. It's hard to know who that is in for. There's a puzzle on Tattoine that is an atrocity of controls and camera view - all timed.

    Would have been good if Travellers Tales had lost all of their bad habits, but they haven't yet done it. This is a major improvement but some still persist.
     
  4. ConservativeJedi321

    ConservativeJedi321 Force Ghost star 6

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    On Kashyyyk now.
    I didn't know I needed a Shriiwook rendition of the main Star Wars theme but I'm glad I found it.
     
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  5. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    ...It's always nice to get reminders how even after kicking out Tope, Wookieepedia remains easy to make fun of. :p
     
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  6. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    Finished AOTC then did ROTS.

    Of the various planets encountered so far, Utapau is the only one I dislike. It's too murky, hard to navigate and you can easily get trapped with restart being the only option.

    It's also become clear that I would find this a far more frustrating game without the assists. Lightsaber duels are a good example of it in action.

    Are the haptics as good as they could be? Not for lightsaber duelling - the block is hard to time right due to the speed. More refined and distinct haptics would help with this.

    That said, I do think the multi-stage boss fights here work far better than the previous versions in the old games. The one thing the game lacks and needs is enemy lock-on. Most of the time it doesn't matter but in some boss fights, like the Krayt dragon side mission, the lack of it stands out.

    Like the OT trio there are some odd omissions here - you don't do much of either the battles of Geonosis or Coruscant. There are these rare times when you notice the abbreviation atanding out.

    But the central gameplay of unlocking locations, getting studs to unlock, side missions etc. All of that is so good that it keeps you coming back to it.

    And now for the Sequel trilogy....
     
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  7. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    Turns out that, if you have a spare 5m studs you can buy
    the ultimate turbo penis substitute, aka Darth Vader's Super Star Destroyer, Executor.

    The way you get it to turn up is win three space battles in Tatooine space and it should arrive during the fourth. You then take out its fighters, destroy its turrets, board it, defeat a load of Stormtroopers and a couple of bosses and that unlocks it. It's a pretty epic sequence.

    Also ran around Kamino. In a cool set up, doing one character mission unlocked another.

    Paid a trip to the Great Temple on Yavin IV, nabbed some stuff there too.
     
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  8. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer #2 Sabine Wren Fan star 7

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    I started with the Disney movies and there were also a lot of tutorials. I think the game just re-orients to wherever you start.
     
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  9. ConservativeJedi321

    ConservativeJedi321 Force Ghost star 6

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    Ok, I finally got enough credits to buy the Lucrehulk and apparently the wandering Wookiee found his way on board.
    Don't ask me how, that guys seems to find his way everywhere.
     
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  10. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    So, TFA and TLJ, this is going to be good.

    First, it is universally agreed that BB-8 is great in any version of the ST.

    Second, the level where you steal the Falcon, shoot a load of TIEs and go through a wrecked Super Star Destroyer is superb.

    The one with Han and Chewie is all right. Takodana is weirdly short. It's better with the assault on Starkiller Base, though, as usual, the bit with Phasma underachieves, but then again, it is Phasma.

    The X-Wing attack, both sections, is great. The duel with Kylo also works very well.

    TLJ starts well - the fight with the Dreadnought is great. It also removes the more problematic aspects like Leia doing an impression of Pattin and Rose being way too taser trigger happy.

    Canto Bight? Exploring the location will be more fun than the level. It's all right, just not that great either.

    The bits on Acho-To are similar. The location is better than the levels, which includes a crappy boss fight with Luke. It couldn't pull all of TLJ's teeth out. One interesting mechanic is in the cave, where you control reflections of Rey, but the graphic presentation lacks clarity. That in turn can stop you seeing what you need to do.

    The fight with the Praetorian guards is less than it should be. Part of the reason is how it presents info. Until now, boss fights have a health bar for the boss and shield icons. Two shields? Equals three life bars total. Here? It doesn't do that, instead there are eight shields for eight guards, with each guard having 1/8 of the single health bar. It's inconsistent, confusing and the prior system would have worked fine. The other half is it locks you into a set order with the guards, which feels weird.

    Another underachieving level with Phasma follows, no surprise there and then you get to Crait.

    Crait is weirdly short. True, they can't do much with the walker attack but the entire section with the Falcon flying through Crait is skipped over. The duel with Luke and Kylo is arguably better than the film and an example of how to do QTEs right.

    And now Exegol beckons....
     
  11. ColeFardreamer

    ColeFardreamer Force Ghost star 5

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    So... any Freemaker stuff or references? Any Freemakers lore at all in this?
     
  12. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    End of the line....Well, the Skywalker line sure but there is a ton still to do in the game.

    RoS started off weirdly with the Falcon in Ep IX seeming to control far more sensitively, which made flying through the Kijimi tunnels far more difficult. Still a good sequence though.

    On a couple of levels there's these in-rails section where they don't apply the auto-aim to the aiming. Lessens the sequences quite a bit but doesn't make them bad.

    There was a smart stealth run on Kijimi, worked similar to the bomb planting on Starkiller base in TFA.

    The duel on the Death Star wreckage on Kef Bir works better than in the film. Here's its four duels, with connecting sections. It also sells the idea that Rey killed Kylo Ren but revived Ben Solo more effectively too.

    The one big omission from the Battle of Exegol is a flying sequence where you take a few of the Xyston Star Destroyers out.

    That aside, however, it is a very good finale. The two way duel - Rey fighting the Emperor's Sovereign Protectors and Ben the Knights of Ren - works very well. It also does a much better job of selling Ben Solo's redemption.

    And yes, Babu Frik turns up. And is very cool.

    Of course, I had to continue on the freeplay stuff with a trip to Exegol. Escorted a trapped Resistance pilot who was being attacked by Snoke clones! There's other hilarious stuff here like a Gonk droid dreaming of a galactic domination, step one? Form the Knights of Gonk. There's some great one liners too "exploded by his own kin". Plus a Sith Loyalist kicks off a party on the restored Imperial throne, with strobes.
    I don't know that at all so I can't tell you.
     
  13. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Guest

    The Exegol free roam is great!
     
  14. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    Sounds like you now have the game Jid? Wasn't sure if you'd nabbed a copy.
     
  15. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Guest

    Oh no i just watched videos on the internet and seeing what Exegol is like.
     
  16. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    If you have one of the systems its out on, definitely consider it - I'm probably around or over the 30 hour mark and nowhere near done.
     
  17. ConservativeJedi321

    ConservativeJedi321 Force Ghost star 6

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    Lol, I just realized when Commander Cody Respawns he says "Is that normal, or is it a Clone thing?"
    [face_laugh]
     
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  18. Jedi Master Frizzy

    Jedi Master Frizzy Force Ghost star 7

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    Book connection with High republic.

    Confirmed Yaddle speaks nornally.
     
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  19. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Mod-Emperor of the EUC, Lit, RPF and SWC star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    The Snoke clones are hilarious. So many of them though! Five unique ones and a good twenty plus others!
     
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  20. Jedi Master Frizzy

    Jedi Master Frizzy Force Ghost star 7

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    I consider the lego Skywalker saga as canon! :p

    Characters from books and mutch more, and what books hints at with Characters.
     
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  21. Jedi Master Frizzy

    Jedi Master Frizzy Force Ghost star 7

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    Hope this becomes canon,

    Luke killed Muchi confirmed.
     
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  22. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Guest

    What does DC being revitalized have to do with Lego Star Wars?
     
  23. Jedi Master Frizzy

    Jedi Master Frizzy Force Ghost star 7

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    Small mistake, see again lol.
     
  24. ConservativeJedi321

    ConservativeJedi321 Force Ghost star 6

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    I noted it before, but she does occasionally relapses. Most notably when she picks up a Khyber Brick she will say "Grateful I am".
     
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  25. Jedi Master Frizzy

    Jedi Master Frizzy Force Ghost star 7

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    I womder if it is their species dialect and Yaddle being younger then Yoda, simply picked up more basic. Yoda is old fashion.