I'm not really a fan of the LEGO series of games. For the past couple of years they felt a bit rinse-and-repeat to me. Essentially, you'd go around destroying certain things then playing as certain characters to solve certain puzzles. The running around and "hack-and-slash" of it all was boring to me after the first couple of hours.
But it looks like LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is trying to spice up that formula a bit. It'll probably still include the "hack-and-slash" or punch bricks thing that I dislike so much about the games but at least there'll be some variety. You can see some of that in the trailer below.
It's weird that they're adding cover-based shooting to the mix but the amount of times people in the Star Wars Universe shoot at other people is so large that it makes some sort of sense. But that's not the new thing that I'm excited about. I'm more interested in flying around that new X-Wing or TIE Fighter (even if they're LEGO versions of the actual ships).
And I've got to say, the multi-build option in dealing with certain obstacles looks interesting to me as well. Not because of the options it presents the players. But mostly because the guy made a popcorn machine to distract stormtroopers. And if there are more instances where you can make a weird thing to distract enemies, I'm all for it.
Popcorn machines forever, baby. I mean, wouldn't you get distracted by a giant popcorn machine in middle of a laser gun fight?
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available on all platforms in June.