Weekly Trophy Tip – LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens – I Like That Wookiee…

LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens

This trophy will be one of those trophies that you’ll be getting when you go through your “clean-up” phase of playing LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens. If you know LEGO games then you know what I’m talking about when I say your “clean-up” phase. Anyway, this trophy is pretty simple and there’s a really simple way to get it and I’m going to tell you how.

LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens – I Like That Wookiee…
Complete a Free Play level playing as Maz Kanata and Chewbacca – Bronze
TIP: What’s good about this trophy is that it can be done in any level once it’s unlocked for Free Play. So here’s the thing, go ahead and pick the level you want to do your free play in. For me it was one that I was able to get multiple trophies in at the same time, but that’s just me. Anyway, once you have your level, make sure to go to the very last section of that level which is available when you choose the free play mode. When you do this make sure you pick your main characters as the Chewbacca. Make sure he’s the original one that you play during the main campaign and not the one with a mask. Once you enter the level, switch to the second character and select Maz Kanata. Once both of them are on the screen, go to the options menu and choose exit level. Save and exit the level and your trophy will pop. You also have the option to continue playing the level as both of them if you want and play to the end. The choice is yours.

Have anything additional to add to my tip? Let me know in the comments section below and I’ll add it in and give you credit. Need help with a specific trophy? I’m always looking for my next weeks tip so throw out some suggestions in the comments section. If I have the trophy I’ll post a tip on how to get it.

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LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens Review (PS4)

LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens

Anyone that knows me knows that I am not a Star Wars fan. It’s not because I’ve seen the movies and thought they were horrible, it’s because I never seen any of the movies to begin with. Ever. I know, it’s weird and it takes away from my nerd credit, but it’s just one of those things that I’ve never seen. I still decided to pick up this game anyway, mostly because of my love for LEGO games. There was a time when I thought they were child-like games that had no business on my gamer card, but now I can’t seem to pass them up and this was one that was on my radar. Keep reading to see if this game lived up to all of my LEGO expectations.

LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens actually revolves around the movie. Go figure right? It’s basically the LEGO counter part of a movie that I have never seen. Now correct me in the comments section if I’m wrong, but the “basic” story that I got from this was that The Resistance, now lead by Princess Leia (RIP Carrie Fisher. I never knew you as Princess Leia but I thought you were an amazing writer who was smart and witty. You’ll definitely be missed.), and The First Order, now lead by Kylo Ren, is on the search for Luke Skywalker. None of them know where he is and both sides are now trying to get a piece of this map that is hidden in a little droid, BB08, to tell them where he is. You’ll be introduced to new characters along the way and run into some old favorites. Will the dark side win this time around or will The Resistance beat the dark side once more in what looked like an epic battle between light and dark.

The fact that I had no idea what this game was about or even seen the movie made it just a little less enjoyable for me. I know, that’s totally on me and I’m not going to take away from the game because I didn’t understand what the hell was going on. According to my buddy, thanks MM, this game matches the events of the movie and plays out as a nice counterpart. The events that takes place in the game are the same events that take place in the movie, except it’s a LEGO game so there’s some more wackiness to it. Not only is there a bunch of chapters to play and side stories to play, there are a bunch of collectibles and side missions, not to mention all the planets to explore. This game is just chock full of things to do making this probably the biggest LEGO game that I’ve ever played.

Food for Thought: Can a game be too long? Can a game have too much to do? When I played this game, these were the questions that were running through my mind as I played chapter after chapter and collected brick after brick. Not to mention going back and playing each race, each scavenger mission, each First Order mission, each Resistance Mission, and so-on. There just seemed to be an overload of things to do, but it just made it seem like there was too much to do. It also made the game seem way longer than it should have been. At this point I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing, but it’s something to think about.

Now the playability of this game is basically the same as every other LEGO game and I like the way these run so I had no problem with getting back into the game and basically knowing the mechanics of the game. That doesn’t mean that this game was flawless though. Unfortunately it was far from it. The flying in this game is weird and wonky and will have you wanting to tear your hair our or throw your controller out the window as you try to fly around in the main chapters of the game. Sometimes the flying will prevent you from getting that one mini kit you needed and you’ll have to replay the level over and over again until you do. Then the most surprising portion of all, at least for me, was the amount of bugs and glitches that absolutely plagued this game. Missions wouldn’t work right, the map didn’t have a good waypoint system, sometimes the waypoint system didn’t work at all, and sometimes the game simply did not work either. This was truly disappointing as this had to be one of the glitchiest LEGO games that I’ve ever played.

The graphics were the highlight of this game as it was the Star Wars universe, but in a LEGO build. I really enjoyed the graphics for each and every mission along with the graphics for the characters and each individual planet. It follows the same pattern as every other LEGO game out there, but it really works for them and it really makes the game.

There are 50 trophies for this game, 70 if you want to include all of the DLC, but the main 50 is what really counts. This trophy list is basically similar to all of the other LEGO trophy lists. You’ll get trophies for completing missions, completing side missions, gathering collectibles, and then just your normal extras like playing as certain characters. Each of these trophies are easy to get and really just require you to play the game to 100%, not to mention there’s even a trophy for that.

DLC OVERLOAD The only other LEGO game that I’ve seen so far with DLC is LEGO Batman 3 and I thought that was pushing it a little far, but this game has an additional 4 DLC trophy packs. That’s a lot of DLC for a LEGO game and it bothered me just a little. Not because I know I’ll never get the 100% for this game, obviously you can tell I have no interest in the DLC, but because it just seems like too much for a LEGO game. I know that DLC is a given now when it comes to any game, but does this trend have to carry over in out LEGO games as well?

While there is no multiplayer for this game, there is good old fashioned co-op or even share play now if you find yourself lacking of an actual physical person to sit next to you on the couch and play. There was no need to actually play this way, so I didn’t. I did everything solo and was fine just doing that.

Overall I give this game a 3 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ Apparently, the story of the games matches that of the movie, but in that LEGO kind of way.
+ Classic LEGO game graphics that show progress in a PS4 era, but are still true to their normal grahics.
+ There is a lot to do!

What’s Not So Great:
There’s way too much to do! (It’s a double edged sword here and I couldn’t decide which category to put it in so it goes in both.)
There are way too many bugs or glitches that can sometimes be game breaking. It’s never a good thing and something I didn’t expect in a LEGO game.
The flying controls are really wonky and frustrating as you’ll fly by mini kit after mini kit because you can’t fly the X-Wing correctly.

I will say that this was not my favorite LEGO game. Knowing a little bit about Star Wars and the Star Wars universe might have helped out a little with my enjoyment, but there was really way too many things to do and too many things that didn’t work right that made this experience less enjoyable. I would say that if you’re a Star Wars fan you’ll want to play this game so you should go for it, but if you’re not and you’re just a LEGO fan to skip this one and grab another LEGO game instead.

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This Week in Trophies 12-11-2016 – 12-17-2016

Even though I did get a new platinum trophy this week, I had to make sure that I got it way before a friend of mine who was playing the same game just to rub it in a little, I feel like I really didn’t get that much gaming in. Some of that had to do with “holiday” activities that I just had to participate in, like a really horrible office Christmas Lunch-in, and some of it had to do with spending half a day getting a new tattoo. There were a lot of things that factored into getting trophies this week, but I was still able to get some. Keep reading to see how my week turned out.

LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens – 77%

Yes I know it says 77% complete, but I did get the platinum trophy for this game this week and since I have no desire to play the DLC, this will stay at 77%. Like always though you’ll have to wait for a full review of this game that’s coming up in a few weeks to see how I felt about it.

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Battleship – 42%

This is one of those game that I picked up during the holiday sale season so I decided to give it a try after needing a little break from playing that LEGO game. So far I like it. There’s a hell of a lot of things to do, which I didn’t expect, and there’s even a story? A lot of things to consider for this game.

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Sadly that was it for this week. I think that next week will probably be more of the same, but I am going to try and finish up Batman since the last episode came out, I’ll also try and finish up Battleship since I only have a few more simple trophies to go, and I’m going to try and play something new as well as try and get the first two episodes of The Walking Dead Season 3 in. Will I be able to do it all? Probably not, but you should still come back next week to see if I was able to pull it off.

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This Week in Trophies 12-04-2016 – 12-10-2016

Looking back, I’m really not sure what to think of this week. It was a pretty good gaming week I guess even though I don’t feel like I got a lot accomplished. I did get a platinum trophy and go back to a game that has been sitting on my system for a while. I’m kind of in this mood where I want to clean up a lot of games on my PS4 and not just delete them so I went back and forth between some games this week. Enough about that, take a look at all of the trophies I was able to get this week.

The Wolf Among Us – 100%

I finished this game early this week and like always I’m not spilling any details on what I thought of the game as a whole here. You’ll have to wait until my full review of the game which will be up in a few weeks.

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The Four Kings Casino and Slots – 55%

Remember how I said I wanted to clean up a bunch of games on my PS4 that were just taking up space? This was one of them, but the trophies are an absolute pain in the ass and to tell you the truth I’m not much of a gambler and I really don’t like interacting with the other people playing all that much. Yes I know, it makes me a horrible person but the people who play this game are just weird. I guess this game is like the PS4 version of PlayStation Home that I never got into on the PS3. Needless to say the sooner I get this done and off my system, the happier I’ll be.

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LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens – 50%

When talking to a friend, he said that this game basically plays out like the movie did, which I never watched, so it would make sense that while I play I’m kinda lost because I have no idea what the movie is about since I’m not a Star Wars person. I finished up the main chapters this week as well as the side chapters. I also cleared up a few of the random trophies and am now currently working on getting all of the collectibles and everything else.

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That was it for this week as these were basically the three main games that I concentrated on. I usually take some time and play Gems of War via PS4 remote play on my PS Vita, but was having some issues with the connection this week making it next to impossible to play. Now for the upcoming week, it’s the holiday time so the amount of time that I get to play goes down and down each week until I’m able to start gaming again. I’m going to try and finish up LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens, continue to try and finish The Four Kings Casino and Slots, try really hard to get back into Skyrim which I wasn’t able to do this week, and maybe, just maybe, start a new game. I’ll let you know how everything went next week.

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This Week in Trophies 11-27-2016 – 12-03-2016

This week was a pretty interesting one as I felt like I was super busy, but I also had a lot of time for gaming. I finished one game, started two new games, continued with a few other games. It was a pretty active gaming week, as I got a couple of new games in from all of those sales that have been going on. If I was completely honest though, I would have to say that the holiday sales on games this year was just completely lacking. Am I right? I feel like I got a hell of a lot more games last year then I did this year, but that’s another story so on with the trophies for this week.

Skyrim – 57%

I played Skyrim a couple of days this week and I’m at the point where everything is starting to slow down a bit. I feel like each mission is becoming more and more of the same and I’m doing the same thing over and over again making it very tedious and not all that enjoyable to actually play. I really want to finish the game this time around, but I also want to be able to enjoy it. I think I just have to find some kind of balance to do so.

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Letter Quest Remastered – 100%

I finally finished this game this week and I was pretty proud of myself for doing so. I’ll have my full review of the game up within the next couple of weeks and I’ll let you know what I thought about it.

LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens – 18%

So here’s the thing, I don’t know a damn thing about Star Wars, but I do love those LEGO games so I figured I would give it a shot. Even though it’s a good game I think my lack of Star Wars knowledge is making the game a little less enjoyable for me. I started this game this week and only have a few more chapters to go before I finish the game and then go back for all the collectibles and all that other good stuff.

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The Wolf Among Us (PS4) – 60%

I’ve been wanting to play this game since Telltale released this and a bunch of other PS3 games for the PS4 and this week I finally got my chance as I picked this up on a pretty good sale where I got a bunch of used games at a discounted price. Since it’s been so long since I last played this game, it kind of feels like it’s new even though it isn’t but at the same time it feels like maybe three times playing this game was a little too much even though I really enjoy it.

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That was it for this week. Not a bad week with a total of 43 new trophies. I’m pretty happy with my progress and the games I’m playing so I can’t complain. Now for next week I plan on finishing up The Wolf Among Us, continuing with LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens, trying to get back into Skyrim, and probably starting a new game that I picked up. The thing is, I’m just not sure which game to actually play. I’ll let you know what my new game is and all the other trophies that I got next week.

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