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Play as the First Order in latest LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens DLC

Season Pass holders for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be pleased as today Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that the First Order Siege of Takondana Level Pack is now available to download.

This latest DLC allows you to play as Kylo Ren and the First Order, as you storm the ancient edifice of Takodana and Maz Kanata’s castle in search of Rey and BB-8. Use all the power of the dark side to fight off adversaries and crush the resistance once and for all.

The First Order Siege of Takondana Level Pack includes the following;

Playable Characters – Kylo Ren, FN-1044 (stormtrooper), Jashco Phurus, Rosser Weno, Stormtrooper Officer, Strono Tuggs, Thromba, Laparo.

Playable Vehicles – Jakku Freighter (Full-size Vehicle), Jakku Freighter (Microfighter Vehicle)

Owners of the games Season Pass can download this and other released DLC’s right now, or click here for further information about the Deluxe Version of the game and the Season Pass content. If you’re still unsure about the game, then why don’t you check out what we thought in our review.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens review

Max, 7 and Sam, 4 squealed in delight when their Dad told them which game he was reviewing next. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a game that was high on their list, so it’s only natural that this review will have snippets of their thoughts.

To be honest, the first hour was a disappointment for the boys, they wanted to get straight in on the action from TFA but instead they had to play through a prologue. Actually the first hour was fantastic and was a perfect level to introduce a lot of the excellent changes that TT Games had added to the first LEGO Star Wars game since The Complete Saga back in 2007.

The Lightsabers look amazing! (Max)

Actually, they do, the whole game looks great. C-3PO has had a good polish and has a shine to him like never before, all of the characters are instantly recognisable and the new levels all look amazing.

It’s not just the games visuals that have had a polish, there are plenty of new gameplay features that help improve on previous titles. Multi-build takes on and improves how you build items in the game. Rather than just building one object to help you progress through a level you can now build two or even three different objects. This isn’t a massive change to the mechanics but it does add an extra layer to the puzzles you come across. There may be an order that you need to build in, while some are timed so you’ll need to be quick to build, destroy and rebuild.

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Perhaps the biggest change to the game is the introduction of cover mechanics. Certain sections of the game see the camera angle change and follow you into cover, giving you the opportunity to pop out of cover and shoot at your opponents. It’s works really well and at the end of the shootout you are awarded a score and set amount of studs towards your total. As in all LEGO games different characters have their own unique abilities, Finn for example can use his Lightsaber to cut shapes in to objects to break them open, while BB-8 can hook into electrical objects to activate them. A new feature allows certain characters such as Commander Leia to order a group of characters to assist with a certain job such as pushing or pulling an object to help progress in a level.

Can I be Kylo Ren yet? (Sam)

No Sam, soon though. Once the boys got into The Force Awakens levels you could see their faces light up. There are only 10 chapters to play through and even then you can see the developers were stretching to fit in enough content on each level. Trying to fit a 2 hour film into 10 hours of gameplay is pretty hard so you can understand why some of the levels feel a bit flat. If you have seen the film as much as we have then you’ll quickly notice which parts of the game weren’t in the film, but the level of fun never decreased.

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Of course, you never just finish a LEGO game, there are gold bricks to collect, characters to unlock and bonus levels to take part in. In between levels there is plenty of exploration to do, whether you are looking around the Millennium Falcon or the Resistance’s airbase. I’d go as far to say that there is too much collect, especially with the characters. There are far too many duplicates of certain figures, just in different forms, and it can get a bit frustrating after a while. Navigating between levels is quite good fun, most of which are accessed by a Mass Effect style galaxy map, giving you the chance to swap between story and free play modes.

Now Daddy? (Sam)

Sorry Sam, a few levels until he is available. By far the most exciting part of the game are the flying battles. TT Games have made the controls very simple, meaning you can fly the Millennium Falcon, TIE Fighters or X-Wings with ease. The gunplay is excellent as well, you have turrets to fire or you can make use of homing missiles to defeat your opponents.

LEGOTFA-3The cut scenes are fantastic, and as usual they contain the brilliant humour that you would expect from a LEGO game. I really like the fact they use clips from the actual films for the characters voices, it was good in LEGO Jurassic Park and it is even better in TFA.

Whether you are a Star Wars fan or not, The Force Awakens is probably the best LEGO game there has been. With the improved visuals, new gameplay mechanics and fantastic humour. Gamers of all ages will have great fun with this one.

Oh and don’t worry Sam, finally got to play as Kylo Ren…

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Season Pass and DLC announced

With the next installment in the LEGO games series due at the end of June, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have now published further information on the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Season Pass. This Season Pass like others before will grant players access to a variety of downloadable content (DLC), including new game levels and story-driven content, as well as additional characters from across the Star Wars galaxy.

Owners of the Season Pass will get three brand new Level Packs that extend the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens adventure with exciting new content not seen in the movie. As like other expansions for previous titles each add-on pack will allow players to experience key events from the film in different ways, including Poe Dameron’s journey back to the Resistance base after crash landing on Jakku, the assault on Maz Kanata’s castle through the eyes of Kylo Ren and the collapse of Starkiller Base from the perspective of two Resistance pilots.  Along with the Season Pass you will also get five Character Packs featuring well-known Star Wars heroes, villians and droids. For a more in-depth look at what the Season Pass content will be, check out below;

LEVEL PACKS

  • Poe’s Quest for Survival Level Pack – A whole new adventure following Poe Dameron’s journey back to the Resistance base. After his daring escape from the First Order that left him stranded on Jakku, Poe must search for BB-8 and locate a ship to escape the desert planet to find his way home.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Naka Lit, Ohn Gos, Poe Dameron (Jakku), Strus Clan Leader, Strus Clan Raider, Strus Clan Speeder (Full-size Vehicle), Strus Clan Speeder (Microfighter Vehicle)
  • First Order Siege of Takodana Level Pack – Experience the thrilling assault on Maz Kanata’s castle in a new way. Storm the shores of Takodana with Kylo Ren and the First Order in a quest to capture Rey and BB-8 to crush the Resistance forever.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Jashco Phurus, Rosser Weno, Strono “Cookie” Tuggs, Thromba, Laparo, Jakku Freighter (Full-size Vehicle), Jakku Freighter (Microfighter Vehicle)
  • Escape from Starkiller Base Level Pack – After crash landing on the surface of Starkiller Base, join the battle from the perspective of two Resistance pilots. With the help of a loyal astromech droid, outmaneuver the First Order to escape the planet before it explodes.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: C’ai Threnalli, Colonel Datoo, Lieutenant Rodinon, Lt Wright, R3-Z3, Assault Walker (Full-size Vehicle), Assault Walker (Microfighter Vehicle)

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CHARACTER PACKS
  • The Jedi Character Pack – Season Pass Exclusive / Available June 28, 2016 – Features powerful members of the Jedi Order. Available exclusively to Season Pass owners.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Aayla Secura, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Kit Fisto, Luminara Unduli, Mace Windu, Plo Koon, Saesee Tiin, Shaak Ti, Jedi Interceptor (Full-size Vehicle), Jedi Interceptor (Microfighter Vehicle)
  • The Prequel Trilogy Character Pack –  Play as select characters from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Anakin Skywalker (Damaged), Captain Panaka, Darth Maul, Jango Fett, Jar Jar Binks, Padm é Naberrie, Watto, Zam Wesell, Naboo Starfighter (Full-size Vehicle), Naboo Starfighter (Microfighter Vehicle)
  • The Freemaker Adventures Character Pack – Showcases the galaxy’s bravest family of scavengers from the upcoming LEGO ® animated series.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Baash (Iktotchi), Graballa the Hutt, Kordi Freemaker, Naare, Raam (Iktotchi), Roger (Battle Droid), >Rowan Freemaker, Zander Freemaker, Star Scavenger (Full-size Vehicle), Star Scavenger (Microfighter Vehicle)
  • Star Wars: Rebels Character Pack – Play as the crew of the Ghost from the popular animated series.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Ahsoka Tano, Chopper, Ezra Bridger, Hera Syndulla, Kanan Jarrus, Sabine Wren, Seventh Sister Inquisitor, Zeb Orrelios, Ghost (Full-size Vehicle), Ghost (Microfighter Vehicle)
  • The Clone Wars Character Pack – Exciting characters from the acclaimed animated series.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Asajj Ventress, Aurra Sing, Barriss Offee, Cad Bane, Captain Rex, Commander Cody, Hondo Ohnaka, Savage Opress, Republic Gunship (Full-size Vehicle), Republic Gunship (Microfighter Vehicle)

The LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Season Pass will be available for £7.99 on Xbox One, Xbox 360. If this doesn’t take your fancy though players can also buy each DLC Pack individually for £1.70 for Character & Vehicle Packs and £2.50 for Level Packs. As an added bonus, Season Pass holders will gain exclusive access to The Jedi Character Pack, which will be available at launch on June 28, 2016.

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens officially announced

This morning we ‘awoke’ to news of LEGO’s next game – and as predicted during a lunchtime discussion at work – Star Wars The Force Awakens will be next on LEGO’s movie to game list.

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LEGO Star Wars remains top of my list as the best in the series, so news that the latest Star Wars film is set to be the next film to brick game is excellent news – better still is that we won’t have long to wait – launching June 28, 2016.

Unlike the latest LEGO game, Star Wars The Force Awakens will be bringing new game mechanics to a series that has rested on its LEGO laurels for too long. Multi-Builds will allow a choice when it comes to building solutions to get past the next section of the game. Blasters will feature a new combat system to make firefights more intense – pushing back the First Order. Batman brought a new dynamic to flying sections and The Force Awakens will build on this with “high-speed flight gameplay” set in arenas.

We’re extremely proud of the LEGO Star Wars videogames, truly an incredible franchise that has sold more than 33 million copies and helped ignite a passion for numerous fun-filled LEGO games enjoyed by countless gamers around the world,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be pushing the series forward with innovative new gameplay mechanics, while also exploring new parts of the universe that are sure to excite and delight both LEGO and  Star Wars fans, as well as newcomers to our games.