Back to the good ol’ games – LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

The 2013’s were much simpler times. I was at my friend Andrew’s house for his birthday party. Gangnam style occasionally played in the background as we horsed around in the backyard playing football.

When it was late afternoon, we all decided to go down to the basement to play video games. Andrew opened a cabinet, flipping through the dust covered disc jackets. Stopping at one, he popped a game out and inserted it into his xbox 360 with a satisfying click. The machine whirred to life with its iconic startup sound. On the menu was LEGO Star Wars III, starring the cast from the prequel trilogy.

Hours passed by as we passed the controller from person to person, trashing spaceships for studs, killing each other (annoyingly) in an explosion of bricks, and demolishing the X button with button mashes in many a quicktime event.

I and many others were reminded of a similar childhood moment when LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga released on April 5th this year.

Ever since its advent in 1999 LEGO Star Wars produced a total of five fun filled video games, each covering a different part of the series.

Now that all the movies are completed and the saga are finished, it was time for a game that encompassed the entirety of the franchise, from the beloved original trilogy, the excessively memed prequels, to the fanbase dividing sequels.

The game has incredible visuals, including fully built ship models, and overall improvement in graphics. However, with the game’s graphics being picturesque, a powerful graphics card may be required.

The game also features original voice acting, featuring voice actors taken directly from the hit show Star Wars: The Clone Wars, such as Sam Witwer playing Palpatine and Darth Maul; and The Original Trilogy with Billy Dee Williams, the actor of Lando Calrissian, voices the minifigure version of his character.

For 1 premium payment of $49.99, many gamers will be able relive their nostalgic memories of gaming with the bros.