With the release of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga being heart-brokenly delayed until later in 2021, we must have patience, hope and an excessive amount of faith that would leave Lord Vader in shock. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga included a wide variety of fan-favorite features that have been beloved by players ever since its release in 2007. While the upcoming entry into the Lego Star Wars franchise, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, is set to include levels for each and every Star Wars film in the Skywalker Saga including Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker. With so many worlds included across all of Star Wars, there’s no limit to what we could see added in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga including custom levels, collectibles, custom characters, and spin-off content! Let’s take a look at some of these features and more of what we want in the upcoming Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga!
5. Custom levels
Okay, so custom levels in a game centered around the brick-building children’s toy seems like kind of a no-brainer right? It’s a Lego game, you should be able to actually build with Legos. While there is some sort of building ability in other Lego games, there aren’t many options to fully create your own custom level. I’m really hoping that Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga brings us the ability to go all out and create our own custom levels! Do you want to rebuild the entirety of Starkiller Base from The Force Awakens? Maybe you want to redesign Hoth from The Empire Strikes Back? Maybe you want to make your own droid factory? The possibilities are quite literally endless! Maybe we’ll even be able to create our own Death Star!
A hallmark of any Lego Star Wars game is the vast amount of collectibles hidden around each and every level. Mini-kits, Red Bricks, Studs – you name it. We want more. More! I love going through the levels in the previous games and collecting every hidden secret that the game has to offer and I expect nothing less from Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, though it would be great to see even more collectibles added to the game! Increasing the amount of items that can be collected in the game would also increase its replayability quite substantially, allowing players to continue their exploration of the open-worlds across the game for a long time!
3. Customizable characters
If you’ve played these games before, you’ll know that each game gives you the ability to create your very own fully customizable character. This customization ranges from a selection of hats and pants to different colored lightsabers and various other weaponry. In Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, I’m expecting that we will get a custom character creator system that is even better and offers players even more options when it comes to creating the character that you want to play. I want to be able to play as Chuck Skywalker, a legendary Jedi knight known for his dashing good looks and purple top hat. Chuck is also famous for using the arm of a battle droid as a weapon instead of a lightsaber. Okay, so maybe Chuck Skywalker isn’t exactly canon, but he definitely should be!
2. Spin-Off and Clone Wars content
One of the biggest wishes I have for the upcoming Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the addition of Clone Wars content. Perhaps some of the most influential and important eras in Star Wars lore, The Clone Wars was instrumental in developing characters from the Skywalker Saga and it would be a shame if we didn’t get anything from this era in the game. Can you imagine if we were able to play as Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan, and Kylo Ren all in one game? That would definitely be quite the team-up. I would also love to see Star Wars spin-off content such as Solo, Rogue One, and especially The Mandalorian, included in the game!
1. Grunt dialogue!
Arguably the most important feature in all Lego games is the dialogue system. The Lego Star Wars games have been famous for their lack of a true dialogue system, instead their dialogue was grunt-based. Through a series of grunts and various other noises the reactions, emotions, and absolutely heart-wrenching death scenes (looking at you Qui-Gon) played out in a spectacularly hilarious fashion and gave the games their charm. Unfortunately, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens switched things up and gave players a true dialogue system with full voice-acting. Many fans absolutely despised this decision and have been begging and pleading with the developers to go back to the traditional grunt dialogue system that has been beloved by fans for years. While it hasn’t officially been confirmed by TT Games, the trailer for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga seems to hint at the return of this grunt-based dialogue system. Hopefully we get some information in the near future regarding this feature and if it is, in fact, returning in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
What do you think? How many of these features do you want to see come with the upcoming release of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga? What else would you want to see come to Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga? Personally, I think the most important feature from this list is the grunt dialogue option. I just want the option for grunt dialogue to be there if I want it. I grew up playing Lego Star Wars with the grunts and I was disappointed when they changed the direction of the games with Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga makes its long-awaited debut in 2021 and will release on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Mac, and PC!