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2022-04-06 3:23:42 PM  
I've never played a Lego Star Wars game, but for some reason, I think I want this one.
 
2022-04-06 3:25:35 PM  
Ok that was pretty fun
 
2022-04-06 3:27:42 PM  
I've been watching my son play the game it's pretty awesome!

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Lego designs great games that are inclusive for any ability.
 
2022-04-06 3:36:16 PM  

Psychopusher: I've never played a Lego Star Wars game, but for some reason, I think I want this one.


Haven't played them since the OT was released a loooong time ago on Xbox 360. But they were a lot of fun. A great introduction to people who don't game that much. Simple controls, but can still present some challenges.

It's basically a perfect mishmash of your nostalgia for Star Wars and your nostalgia for LEGO.
 
2022-04-06 4:09:02 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Psychopusher: I've never played a Lego Star Wars game, but for some reason, I think I want this one.

Haven't played them since the OT was released a loooong time ago on Xbox 360. But they were a lot of fun. A great introduction to people who don't game that much. Simple controls, but can still present some challenges.

It's basically a perfect mishmash of your nostalgia for Star Wars and your nostalgia for LEGO.


Well, I certainly have both, and I'm also a big gamer.  But I think it's also that, after KOTOR, there haven't been any good single-player Star Wars games until 2019's Jedi: Fallen Order, and I miss the big lone wolf adventures of games like Jedi Knight (and yes, even its Outcast sequel).  This seems like a pretty decent and far-reaching load of fan service for both Lego and Star Wars fans.
 
2022-04-06 4:36:13 PM  
I played the first two LEGO Star Wars games 15+ years ago, but then skipped every LEGO game since.  Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Batman, Marvel Heroes, Lord of the Rings ... just a flood.

But I grabbed this one, and so far I'm glad I did.
 
2022-04-06 5:11:08 PM  
Pity the company that makes these games has been accused of abusing their employees.
 
2022-04-06 5:17:30 PM  

Psychopusher: I've never played a Lego Star Wars game, but for some reason, I think I want this one.


The original was EXTREMELY fun, but had no actual dialogue. It will be interesting to see how they've changed it.
 
2022-04-06 5:19:25 PM  
It's a shame they didn't just hand the new trilogy over to the Lego cartoonists. They did more character work with Rey, Finn and company in their jokey Holiday Special than either Abrams or Johnson could be bothered to even attempt.
 
2022-04-06 5:19:48 PM  

skyotter: I played the first two LEGO Star Wars games 15+ years ago, but then skipped every LEGO game since.  Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Batman, Marvel Heroes, Lord of the Rings ... just a flood.

But I grabbed this one, and so far I'm glad I did.


I have LEGO Harry Potter and LOTR. Both are good games.

/ LEGO Hobbit, which I got for free, bugged out in about 30 seconds
 
2022-04-06 5:51:19 PM  
...If any of the last three movies could have made me feel the way I did for the last ten seconds of that trailer, I'd be happy beyond words.
 
2022-04-06 6:05:21 PM  

iheartscotch: Psychopusher: I've never played a Lego Star Wars game, but for some reason, I think I want this one.

The original was EXTREMELY fun, but had no actual dialogue. It will be interesting to see how they've changed it.


The new one has an unlockable "mumble mode" to replicate the style of the old games.
 
2022-04-06 6:57:35 PM  
The best Star Wars trailer was TPM.

People bought tickets to Wing Commander just to see it.

...and then they saw the movie.
 
2022-04-06 7:05:26 PM  
Just got it, and then power outage.

I blame the Dark Side >.>
 
2022-04-06 7:21:22 PM  
Just got it for the lads for PS5 - looks beautiful! And it's many times more entertaining than any of the last 8 movies except Rogue One, the only good one.
 
2022-04-06 7:31:10 PM  
I liked the Indiana Jones Lego because it had the hub world but my son told me apparently that was the first time they did that and therefore the purists don't like it.

I've played the complete saga Lego but apparently this is more of a third person action game with Lego characters as opposed to a traditional Lego game, but in my defense I haven't looked up any gameplay so maybe I'm wrong
 
2022-04-06 7:37:50 PM  
I'm getting this as soon as possible.
 
2022-04-06 8:09:11 PM  
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2022-04-06 8:15:10 PM  
I'm buying this tonight. My only problem is how my 9 year old, my 5 year old, and myself will share time playing. lol
 
2022-04-06 8:16:13 PM  
We remember moments like The Force Awakens' "Chewie, we're home,"
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2022-04-06 8:26:46 PM  
Lego Dimensions is still my favorite Lego video game. Shame it didn't continue, and even worse, didn't include Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Marvel or any Disney property. (Disney had a competing toy-to-life game.) 

Batman and Iron Man in the same Lego game would have been awesome.

I liked that opening because it was all lightsabers. And that's what Star Wars used to be to me.

When everyone (myself included) felt disappointed with the Phantom Menace, I watched the Muppet Show with Mark Hamill. As Luke Skywalker, he was running around back stage kicking in doors yelling "Remember Alderaan! Down with the Empire!" At that moment my epiphany was that's how I remembered Star Wars as a kid. Running around with blasters and lightsabers. 

There wasn't a grand empire to fight against. It was just a robot invasion. On one planet, not a grand "OMG! A space station that can destroy a whole planet anywhere in the galaxy! We have to stop it!" Even Qui-Gon was all "I can't fight a war for you." And the whole thing was presented as a trade dispute. And politics. Boring. "We must send a committee to see if there really is a blockade." should have been met with two Jedi witnesses. "A number of droids got blasted off the ship as we tried to escape. There is indeed a blockade."
 
2022-04-06 8:27:04 PM  

likefunbutnot: [Fark user image 425x566]


I'm for it

/even at Rise's worst Finn, Poe and Rey running around doing shiat was everything Star Wars should be
//shame there was only like 30 minutes of it through all three films
 
2022-04-06 10:57:02 PM  

KingBiefWhistle: likefunbutnot: [Fark user image 425x566]

I'm for it

/even at Rise's worst Finn, Poe and Rey running around doing shiat was everything Star Wars should be
//shame there was only like 30 minutes of it through all three films


It was like they were allergic to actors having chemistry onscreen. Finn and Poe having snappy dialogue in Force Awakens? Two or three minutes of that is plenty. Poe has got to go for practically the rest of the movie. Rey and Finn starting to bond and become a great team? Yeah, break that up too, and keep them as far away from each other as possible in the next movie. And keep Finn and Poe away from each other while you're at it.

But the creepy space Nazi who introduces himself to Rey in a leering, rapey scene that felt way too gross for Star Wars? Sure, let's push those two together and try to build sympathy for the Nazi. That'll be so delightful to watch.
 
2022-04-06 11:07:55 PM  

EdgeRunner: KingBiefWhistle: likefunbutnot: [Fark user image 425x566]

I'm for it

/even at Rise's worst Finn, Poe and Rey running around doing shiat was everything Star Wars should be
//shame there was only like 30 minutes of it through all three films

It was like they were allergic to actors having chemistry onscreen. Finn and Poe having snappy dialogue in Force Awakens? Two or three minutes of that is plenty. Poe has got to go for practically the rest of the movie. Rey and Finn starting to bond and become a great team? Yeah, break that up too, and keep them as far away from each other as possible in the next movie. And keep Finn and Poe away from each other while you're at it.

But the creepy space Nazi who introduces himself to Rey in a leering, rapey scene that felt way too gross for Star Wars? Sure, let's push those two together and try to build sympathy for the Nazi. That'll be so delightful to watch.


Poe was originally going to stay dead in TFA. So that's why he's basically just not there for most of the movie. Damn shame since he brought a good energy while he was on-screen.

The Finn/Rose team-up worked well in TLJ, but unfortunately they got stuck with an absolutely pointless side plot.
 
2022-04-07 3:06:18 AM  

NeoCortex42: The Finn/Rose team-up worked well in TLJ, but unfortunately they got stuck with an absolutely pointless side plot.


The Finn/Rose pairing had two major problems. One was that Rose was an obvious substitute for Rey, who Johnson wanted kept apart from Finn for whatever reason, so she has an instant familiarity with him that didn't feel earned. And the much bigger second problem was that Johnson couldn't settle on what her opinion was of him from one scene to the next. First she's fangirling on him as a hero of the Resistance, then she's instantly disgusted with him because she thinks he's trying to desert, and then she's constantly nagging him for not being more aware of the universe which he's only just now getting to experience, and for not showing enough sympathy for the plight of child slaves while rudely ignoring that he'd only recently escaped from a forced lifetime of servitude himself. Oh, and then she's so madly in love with him, she's fine with letting everyone else die just so long as she can save him and him alone. Kelly Tran did the best job anyone could with what she was given, but that Rose character was a big ol' pile of crazy.

The guys who write the Lego cartoons would never allow that kind of baffling inconsistency in their scripts unless they're writing a character who's supposed to be nuts. (Except they do a lot of Lego Batman toons as well, and they even write Joker and Harley Quinn with more grounding than that.)
 
2022-04-07 6:41:20 AM  
The funny thing about the Original Trilogy, if you rewatch it as an adult, is how utterly rare it is that Luke, Han, and Leia are together as a group.  Luke is almost always off on his own and trying to get back to them.  As a kid, your imagination just filled in the blanks with all the stuff you dreamed of them doing between and after the actual films.
 
2022-04-07 9:14:54 AM  
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2022-04-07 10:08:31 AM  

Socrofece: The funny thing about the Original Trilogy, if you rewatch it as an adult, is how utterly rare it is that Luke, Han, and Leia are together as a group.  Luke is almost always off on his own and trying to get back to them.  As a kid, your imagination just filled in the blanks with all the stuff you dreamed of them doing between and after the actual films.


I love the Cloud City escape in ESB because it's Leia and Chewie, two characters you probably would put together mentally, kicking ass together.
 
2022-04-07 11:29:53 AM  

madgonad: The best Star Wars trailer was TPM.

People bought tickets to Wing Commander just to see it.

...and then they saw the movie.


TFA teaser trailer was incredible. Brooding, brooding, menacing voiceover, brooding, then...SMASH CUT TO THE LOOPING MILLENIUM FALCON AS THE JOHN WILLIAMS SCORE EXPLODES!!!

I'm a pretty casual SW fan, but I replayed that about jillion times. It's up there with the Return of the King trailer.
 
2022-04-07 11:59:51 AM  

Socrofece: The funny thing about the Original Trilogy, if you rewatch it as an adult, is how utterly rare it is that Luke, Han, and Leia are together as a group.  Luke is almost always off on his own and trying to get back to them.  As a kid, your imagination just filled in the blanks with all the stuff you dreamed of them doing between and after the actual films.


Original movie: Luke spends the first part of the movie hanging out with Ben. The middle section hanging with Ben, Han, and Chewie. Then during the Death Star sequence, Ben takes off, the rest of the group is briefly together during the compactor sequence, then Luke and Leia pair off while Han and Chewie go their own way. C3PO and R2D2 are always hanging around nearby during all of this.

Empire: Whole group is together on Hoth, then Luke and R2 go to meet Yoda. Han, Leia, Chewie and C3PO are together until the very end of the movie when Luke rejoins them and Han is taken away. Also, the entire time Luke is separated from the group, he keeps talking about his friends and his friends are talking about him, because they're all concerned about the welfare of the others.

Jedi: Everyone's together again for the opening act. Luke briefly visits with Yoda and Ben, then returns to join the group. On Endor, Leia is briefly separated from the gang but they quickly find her again, and eventually Luke leaves to go confront Vader while the others all stick together.

I don't know what movies you watched, but in the original trilogy, the main characters spend plenty of time interacting with each other and building bonds. In the new trilogy, the first movie has Finn, Rey and BB-8 coming together as a team with Han taking the Kenobish doomed mentor role, but Last Jedi splits everybody up
 
2022-04-07 12:03:00 PM  
Still haven't seen Rise of Skywalker so I can't say how that one handles it, but it looked like it tried to finally bring Rey, Finn and Poe together as a core team. Very late in the game, considering Rey never even meets Poe until the very end of Last Jedi.
 
2022-04-07 1:01:50 PM  

JammerJim: TFA teaser trailer was incredible. Brooding, brooding, menacing voiceover, brooding, then...SMASH CUT TO THE LOOPING MILLENIUM FALCON AS THE JOHN WILLIAMS SCORE EXPLODES!!!

I'm a pretty casual SW fan, but I replayed that about jillion times. It's up there with the Return of the King trailer.


I agree that it was good. Noticing the droid in the desert should have been seen as a warning though.
 
2022-04-07 1:22:24 PM  

EdgeRunner: Still haven't seen Rise of Skywalker so I can't say how that one handles it, but it looked like it tried to finally bring Rey, Finn and Poe together as a core team. Very late in the game, considering Rey never even meets Poe until the very end of Last Jedi.


It's the one thing the film does right, at least while they're together.
 
2022-04-07 1:40:03 PM  

KingBiefWhistle: EdgeRunner: Still haven't seen Rise of Skywalker so I can't say how that one handles it, but it looked like it tried to finally bring Rey, Finn and Poe together as a core team. Very late in the game, considering Rey never even meets Poe until the very end of Last Jedi.

It's the one thing the film does right, at least while they're together.


It's a damn shame they didn't have them together from the start in Force Awakens and put more faith in their new characters to carry their own movie. The new trilogy's biggest strength was it had the best casting of any of the other movies, but one of its biggest weaknesses was how much it squandered that.
 
2022-04-07 3:51:31 PM  

EdgeRunner: KingBiefWhistle: EdgeRunner: Still haven't seen Rise of Skywalker so I can't say how that one handles it, but it looked like it tried to finally bring Rey, Finn and Poe together as a core team. Very late in the game, considering Rey never even meets Poe until the very end of Last Jedi.

It's the one thing the film does right, at least while they're together.

It's a damn shame they didn't have them together from the start in Force Awakens and put more faith in their new characters to carry their own movie. The new trilogy's biggest strength was it had the best casting of any of the other movies, but one of its biggest weaknesses was how much it squandered that.


I don't know. The villain casting was just okay. Adam Driver is talented, but I didn't like him as replacement-Vader. I'm willing to chalk most of that up to writing/directing mostly, though.

I don't know what the fark they were going for with Hux. It was like they wanted a surrogate Tarkin, but just missed the target entirely.
 
2022-04-07 4:09:41 PM  

NeoCortex42: I don't know. The villain casting was just okay. Adam Driver is talented, but I didn't like him as replacement-Vader. I'm willing to chalk most of that up to writing/directing mostly, though.


Yeah that's because the replacement Vader concept was stupid. The keep trying to explain or expand the lead up to the ST with him and the Knights of Ren and it doesn't get any better.
 
2022-04-07 4:14:13 PM  

KingBiefWhistle: NeoCortex42: I don't know. The villain casting was just okay. Adam Driver is talented, but I didn't like him as replacement-Vader. I'm willing to chalk most of that up to writing/directing mostly, though.

Yeah that's because the replacement Vader concept was stupid. The keep trying to explain or expand the lead up to the ST with him and the Knights of Ren and it doesn't get any better.


The whole Knights of Ren concept was cool but got zero development in the movies. I still can't name a single one of them even though they all have names.

I'm really tired of Star Wars movies having great villain concepts that only get actual development outside the movies. Maul, Dooku, and especially Grievous got almost nothing in the films.
 
2022-04-07 4:22:34 PM  

NeoCortex42: I don't know. The villain casting was just okay. Adam Driver is talented, but I didn't like him as replacement-Vader. I'm willing to chalk most of that up to writing/directing mostly, though.

I don't know what the fark they were going for with Hux. It was like they wanted a surrogate Tarkin, but just missed the target entirely.


That's the thing. They had amazing talent onboard, but no idea how to use it. Whatever appeal Kylo Ren had (on a much smaller level, he gathered a "we love the bad boy" fanbase similar to Edward's from Twilight, only much grosser considering he's a misogynistic, genocidal fascist man child with rage issues and no true positive qualities) can be entirely chalked up to Driver's acting, because the character is too weak to be a decent villain but too empty and appalling to be likeable. They had no clue what to do with Finn either, but Boyega's instant chemistry with everyone he shared the screen with just made it painfully clear how underused he was. Daisy Ridley was more than capable of making Rey into one of the franchise's most beloved figures, but Rey was never given a strong personality or motivations of her own, and just went through the motions of repeating whatever Luke did minus any clear reasons for doing so. And the always great Oscar Isaacs was saddled with Poe, who goes from a background character in TFA who was supposed to be dead meat, to a destructive problem child in Last Jedi who should have ended up as dead meat (the only way to redeem him by the end of TLJ was a heroic sacrifice, but in a movie that's weirdly obsessed with noble suicides, he's about the only character who doesn't attempt one).

From what I've heard, Abrams brought the group together in RoS, but still couldn't fix the problem that none of the characters were properly developed or worthy of the actors stuck playing them. It's still frustrating to think about, because all the elements were there for a terrific new trilogy. All except the most crucial one: the necessity of good scripts, the right directors, and a coherent three part story. The end result was such a brutal missed opportunity.
 
2022-04-07 5:43:17 PM  

iheartscotch: The original was EXTREMELY fun, but had no actual dialogue.


That, for me, was the turning point for the series. The voiced games are a bit too much "the same thing with a different skin" for me. (Though I keep buying them on discount, in hopes that I'll find one that proves me wrong.)
 
2022-04-07 8:09:57 PM  
NeoCortex42:

The whole Knights of Ren concept was cool but got zero development in the movies. I still can't name a single one of them even though they all have names.

I'm really tired of Star Wars movies having great villain concepts that only get actual development outside the movies. Maul, Dooku, and especially Grievous got almost nothing in the films.


You forgot what's her name. The silver Stormtrooper....

Captain Phasma. She should have ditched her armor, and as the good guys were escaping, blend in with some prisoners who get rescued.. Now she's planted with the rebels. Second movie she could have been a spy feeding the First Order information. "We have them on a string"... Well.. she could have been that string. And in the third movie, Finn finally meets her, and recognizes her voice...
 
2022-04-07 9:45:49 PM  

ParadoxDice: NeoCortex42:

The whole Knights of Ren concept was cool but got zero development in the movies. I still can't name a single one of them even though they all have names.

I'm really tired of Star Wars movies having great villain concepts that only get actual development outside the movies. Maul, Dooku, and especially Grievous got almost nothing in the films.

You forgot what's her name. The silver Stormtrooper....

Captain Phasma. She should have ditched her armor, and as the good guys were escaping, blend in with some prisoners who get rescued.. Now she's planted with the rebels. Second movie she could have been a spy feeding the First Order information. "We have them on a string"... Well.. she could have been that string. And in the third movie, Finn finally meets her, and recognizes her voice...


Or she could have ditched the name and put on regular armor, and we might not have noticed she was a recurring character.
 
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