I find their lack of voices disturbing: Adding dialogue to the new LEGO Star Wars


Summary

  • writer of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga talk about talking.
  • The collaboration led to an authentic, fun and cinematic gaming experience.
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is available today for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

The Star Wars movies have some of the most iconic dialogue in movie history, but our original star Wars the games contained none of that. Not “Never tell me the odds”, not “Hello”, not “I hate arena”. People didn’t care though, as LEGO games were a different beast back then; a hilarious and mimetic beast, too. Over time, these games became classics, and a generation of gamers are nostalgic for them. However, when creating LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga — now available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S — we wanted to create a whole new experience, not just a remaster. That meant we had the opportunity to add dialogue.

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An old Jedi once said, “The ability to talk doesn’t make you smart,” but it allows you to parody classic movie moments in a way we haven’t done before. As well as being able to make people laugh, including these iconic lines could add an extra level of Star Wars authenticity.and. Those original games are a tough act to follow, but since this is a whole new experience, hopefully fans will appreciate hearing Anakin’s Palpatine-themed alarm clock yelling “Spray!”

The movies are full of iconic lines, so for the story missions and cutscenes, we started by using as much dialogue from the movie as possible. Fans may not realize that large chunks of dialogue in cutscenes have been recorded to match the movie’s lines right up to the frame, but hopefully they’ll feel that authenticity.

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When it came to writing original stuff, it was important that the lines felt essential to the design, story, or character. Each line should direct the player, make them laugh, or make the characters feel alive. Keeping the lines in voice is much easier for characters like Han Solo, who we’ve all grown up with. However, it’s a bit more difficult for lesser-heard characters like Yaddle, for example. Does he inexplicably have a Northern English accent? Probably not. Does he speak with the same cadence as Yoda? Well, good question.

The team at Lucasfilm Games was excellent and always on hand to ensure the authenticity was there, while also allowing us to bring our distinctive brand of humor to the proceedings. It’s also worth noting that not all characters speak Galactic Basic (English). We have a plethora of alien languages ​​like Jawaese and Ewokese. There was a time when I spent so much time writing dialogue in Huttese that I answered the phone with “Chuba da naga?” My dedication went so deep that it was totally worth worrying about my family and confusing the telemarketers.

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Once we had all the dialogue approved, it was time to put together our fantastic cast. Voice recording sessions are a really fun part of the process, but they can also be pretty daunting. There is a lot of pressure to get everything perfect in such a short time. Fortunately, I had some help in the form of the human holocron from Star Wars, Matt Wood. The man is Star Wars royalty, and he could have listened to his stories for hours. Unfortunately, recording studio time doesn’t come cheap. Not only did he direct numerous sessions, but he also lent his voice to various characters. In fact, Matt wasn’t the only “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” alumnus to return to the booth, which, as a fan, was very exciting.

I think one of my favorite parts of the game is Obi-Wan and Anakin’s fight at the end of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” simply because it’s played by James Arnold Taylor and Matt Lanter. It’s great to hear those iterations of the characters acting out that climactic scene. Then, to top it all off, Sam Witwer’s Emperor Palpatine shows up with a fishing rod to fish out what’s left of his apprentice. We really wanted to focus the game on all nine movies in the saga, so having some of the cast from “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” was a great way to show love to the wider Star Wars universe, and I’m very glad I did. they were able to do it.

By weaving in-game dialogue, I think we’ve found a new way to parody these movies, but I can only take a midi-chlorian-sized piece of credit. Everyone has worked passionately to try and make this the best Star Wars gaming experience possible. However, Master Yoda once said: “Don’t try. To do or not to do. There is no attempt”, so it is up to the fans to decide if we have done it or not. I hope we have. May the Force be with you, always.

You can play Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga starting today for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

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LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga

Warner Bros Games


1184

$59.99

The galaxy is yours in LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga. Experience memorable moments and non-stop action from all nine Skywalker Saga films reimagined with signature LEGO humor. The digital edition includes an exclusive classic Obi-Wan Kenobi playable character. ● Explore the trilogies in any order – Players will relive the epic story of all nine Skywalker Saga films, and it all begins with choosing the trilogy of your choice to begin the journey. ● Play as iconic heroes and villains – over 300 playable characters from across the galaxy. ● Discover Legendary Locations – Players can visit familiar locations from their favorite Skywalker Saga movies. You can unlock and have the freedom to seamlessly travel to 23 planets as you play through the saga or explore and discover exciting quests. ● Command Powerful Vehicles: Over 100 vehicles from across the galaxy to command. Join dogfights and take down capital ships like the boardable and exploreable Super Star Destroyer. ● Immersive player experiences: chain attacks to form combo chains and defend against oncoming attacks. New controls and blaster mechanics allow players to take precise aim or utilize the abilities of a Jedi wielding a lightsaber and using the power of The Force. ● Upgradable Character Abilities – Exploration rewards players as they discover Kyber Bricks that unlock new features and upgraded abilities across a variety of character classes, including Jedi, Hero, Dark Side, Villain, Scavenger, Scoundrel, Bounty Hunter, Astromech Droid and Protocol Droid.

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LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga Deluxe Edition

Warner Bros Games


1186

$69.99

The Deluxe Edition includes 7 character packs with downloadable content. The digital edition also includes an exclusive classic Obi-Wan Kenobi playable character. The galaxy is yours in LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga. Experience memorable moments and non-stop action from all nine Skywalker Saga films reimagined with signature LEGO humor. The digital edition also includes an exclusive classic Obi-Wan Kenobi playable character. ● Explore the trilogies in any order – Players will relive the epic story of all nine Skywalker Saga films, and it all begins with choosing the trilogy of your choice to begin the journey. ● Play as iconic heroes and villains – over 300 playable characters from across the galaxy. ● Discover Legendary Locations – Players can visit familiar locations from their favorite Skywalker Saga movies. You can unlock and have the freedom to seamlessly travel to 23 planets as you play through the saga or explore and discover exciting quests. ● Command Powerful Vehicles: Over 100 vehicles from across the galaxy to command. Join dogfights and take down capital ships like the boardable and exploreable Super Star Destroyer. ● Immersive player experiences: chain attacks to form combo chains and defend against oncoming attacks. New controls and blaster mechanics allow players to take precise aim or utilize the abilities of a Jedi wielding a lightsaber and using the power of The Force. ● Upgradable Character Abilities – Exploration rewards players as they discover Kyber Bricks that unlock new features and upgraded abilities across a variety of character classes, including Jedi, Hero, Dark Side, Villain, Scavenger, Scoundrel, Bounty Hunter, Astromech Droid and Protocol Droid.