LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is definitely still the best LEGO titles ever developed by Traveller's Tales and one of my favorite games. This was also the only time I really dove into a LEGO game having played the two separately before, aiming to get them completed in this collection and this was just the perfect package. It featured the entire saga merging the Prequel and Original trilogy into one mega bundle. It was crazy back in the day as this was one of the first times so much Star Wars was put altogether. I spent hours blasting through the regular episodes, playing online with friends and then replaying levels to get to that 100% point.
The game was released on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii with mobile ports coming many years later. It was also made available on Xbox One via Xbox Backwards Compatibility. The game holds up incredibly well and still contains so many iconic levels. It may come across as somewhat simple when compared to the modern LEGO games, but it's still got that original charm and so many awesome Easter Eggs. Some highlights were finding the theater, seeing the hot tub Stormtroopers and unleashing many dance floors. Not only was the game fun for all ages, its comedy holds up and it's very authentic to Star Wars.
In the core game you play through every one of the six saga episodes with full cinematics of LEGO humor and then battle across iconic events. You would collect studs to buy things and bricks to unlock goofy additions. There was a ton to collect and at the time, it was a big accomplishment for me to get everything completed. It also had great online multiplayer that was only brought down by some connection issues and it's a shame that the concept hasn't been revisited in LEGO games since. Not only were the levels fun, but you could also play additional things.
They had a secret City level, bounty hunter missions and large challenges to play. It felt like the absolute complete package and that still holds true. There were so many characters to unlock, custom ones to make and just things to do within it. It really did bring that full LEGO charm that we love these days and that all started with these games. The force was also a fun way to get things done with lightsaber play that was exciting. There was definitely a character for everyone and freeplay was awesome, seeing all these wacky characters get paired up. These games were just incredible and together it was one of the most memorable games I've ever played.
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