We've been waiting for this for years, and it's finally coming! This June, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox 1, PSVita, 3DS, Wii U, and PC. It's been FIVE WHOLE YEARS since our last Lego Star Wars adventure. I'm extremely excited. This was my childhood, everybody. There's no way to count how many hours I spent on LSW: The Complete Saga. But will the game live up to the previous Lego Star Wars titles? Here are five reasons Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens deserves our excitement.
1: The Characters
Get ready to play as Rey, Finn, Kylo, and more. Personally, I'm excited to play as BB-8. Why? Because he's the best, and I'm excited to see if they've improved on droid gameplay at all.
2: Flight Levels
Even though I'm a devoted fan on these games, I have to admit that the flight levels in The Complete Saga could be cumbersome (Don't get me started on the impossible pod-racing level!). The dev team at TT Games seems to have noticed this and have promised two new types of flight levels. One is 'dog-fights in space', which sounds great. The other type are 'arena based fights'. They have not yet revealed exactly what that means, but anything beats the dang pod-racing!
3: Dynamic Building
In past games, you built Lego objects to solve puzzles. In TFA, you can build one thing, then tear it down and build another. That's very intriguing to me because it adds a real world Lego element to the game.
TFA had some amazing locals. Rey's home, the desert planet of Jakku, was particularly breath-taking and I can't wait to see it translated into Lego. Takodana also added some beauty to the space opera, and we'll hopefully get some open world areas on these planets to explore!
5: New (presumably canon) Story
This is without a doubt the most exciting part of this game. LSW:TFA will feature a new story, bridging the gap between Episode 6 and Episode 7. Don't expect Rey's parents to be revealed or anything like that, however we might assume that some levels (or one level) will focus on Luke and Kylo - specifically Kylo's fall to the dark side. After all, "there's too much Vader in him".
If all of that doesn't excite you, try this on for size - a Lego version of the first trailer we got for The Force Awakens:
I'm sure this game will be great. It's predecessors definitely were. Lego Star Wars already has a fantastic track record and with the addition of new stories, new flight levels, and our favorite new characters from The Force Awakens,this is shaping up to be a must play game. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out on June 28 2016 on the platforms mentioned above.