Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the latest in what seems now, like a never-ending string of Lego video game adaptations. Ironically, it was Lego Star Wars that got this whole ball rolling, with its lego-ization of the Star Wars prequels. With that in mind, it makes sense that TT Games would take the occasion of a new Lego Star Wars game to add a couple of significant gameplay modifications to their otherwise slowly evolving formula. In my opinion, this is one of the best Lego games in a while.
As you probably know, if there’s a game out there Prima probably has a guide book for it, and Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is no exception. In the old days, games were a lot more linear than they are now, even these family-targeted Lego games, and a quick glance at the internet was all took on the rare occasion you got stuck anywhere. Now, even the linear games have more open areas, and to unlock all of the characters takes a certain amount diligence. Not to advocate lazy parenting, but for moms and dads, this book can be lifesaver, unless of course you’re looking for an excuse to help your kids “get through a level” or two.
Regardless of why you might need to reference this guide book, the Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Signature Edition Guide covers all of the bases, for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Nintendo3DS, Wii U, and PC. The meat of the almost 300 pages is taken up by the walkthrough. It’s got enough pictures to help the detailed text that will make sure that you don’t miss anything. If that’s not enough, there are also well-labeled maps that also show collectible locations, as well as important objectives. The new “multi-build” and “blaster battle” mechanics are explained, and there is even a collectible checklist at the back of the book.
In the past, game guides were really hit or miss. Some were almost essential, while others were so unwieldly that there was no point even looking at them. To me, it seems like Prima has really gotten a handle on its formatting, and I haven’t seen a “bad one” in quite a while. Regardless, with all of its collectibles and unlockables, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens can be a tough game to get everything you want out of. Besides, a hundred-plus hour roleplaying game, it is exactly the type of game that needs a guide book. A code is even included for a downloadable e-guide, that’s designed to be mobile friendly. Between the two, any help you might need in Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens can be within an arm’s reach.
A review copy was provided by the publisher.