Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a very, actually large sport stuffed with a whole bunch of characters, ships, planets, and weapons all pulled from each Star Wars movie ever made. But, as a lifelong Star Wars nerd, I’m very expert at nitpicking issues I like and after occupied with it for a while I got here up with an inventory of seven characters who ought to have been included as playable characters on this newest, largest Star Wars journey.
It ought to be famous that for this record I (principally) averted complaining about lacking characters from the TV reveals, comics, or different non-film media. It’s very clear that TT Games was targeted nearly completely on the live-action Skywalker Saga movies when creating its record of characters. So whereas I’m unhappy that we don’t have Cad Bane, Thrawn or Aphra, I perceive why.
However, there are nonetheless some characters who appeared within the movies, with talking roles and names even, who didn’t make it in as playable characters.
So, with all that out of the way in which, right here’s my record:
Garindan (The Imperial Spy)
This might be the saddest omission on the record. Back within the previous Lego Star Wars video games, this snout-sporting alien spy was a boss that you just fought within the Episode IV marketing campaign. Flashforward to 2022 and the discharge of Skywalker Saga and never solely is he not a boss, he’s not even a playable character. That’s fairly the demotion. Sorry, Garindan.
Technically, Quinlan Vos barely seems in The Phantom Menance, displaying up within the background of 1 scene on Tattooine. In the film, he’s not given a reputation and has no dialogue. However, within the years that adopted he was given a reputation, backstory, and changed into a Jedi that may ultimately seem in quite a few comics, books, and even the Clone Wars animated present. And he already has a Lego determine. What I’m saying is, add this cool Jedi by way of a DLC pack, please.
I don’t wish to toss too many extra Jedis on this record as a result of Skywalker Saga already has a ton of ‘em, so who wants yet another. However, Agen Kolar ought to have made the lower as a playable Jedi in Skywalker Saga. The dude was there when the Jedi, led by Mace Windu, confronted Palpatine and tried to arrest him. That’s a giant second in Star Wars historical past. Yet, he’s nonetheless left within the toybox for this newest Lego sport. Maybe as a result of he died like 2 seconds into the battle?
Yes, the demise sticks man from Episode II ought to be on this sport. Come on! He’s received a talking position, a little bit of a personality arc, and is in a memorable little scene. Sure, he by no means formally received a Lego minifig. But I don’t assume that ought to fully maintain poor Sleazebaggno out of the sport. Especially if TT Games is okay together with a (doable) homicide droid. Someone even made a petition for the man to be included. It received lower than 25 signatures, however nonetheless… somebody cares.
Sy Snootles and Max Rebo are in Skywalker Saga, however Joh Yowza ain’t? For disgrace, TT Games… for disgrace. You might have lastly included Yaddle, and I thanks for that, however don’t break up the Max Rebo band. I do know all of us hate “Jedi Rocks,” however we will’t maintain that towards Yowza all these years later.
The Asogians have been a species that was a part of the Galactic Republic in the course of the period of The Clone Wars. If they appear acquainted, that’s as a result of they’re a direct reference to the film E.T. and are designed to appear like the principle alien from it. Grebleips does seem, technically, in a single scene in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it look present in Episode I. And sure, his title is Spielberg spelled backward. Star Wars is dumb. Sorry. Nevermind. Forget this one.
Matt The Radar Tech
Okay, this was by no means going to occur, however contemplating what number of random references to issues like South Park, Better Call Saul, and Taken could be discovered on this sport, I used to be shocked they didn’t embrace a enjoyable nod to the most effective and hottest SNL skits of the final decade.