We knew that Lego Star Wars: The Wars Force Awakens video game was going to be epic. Unlike some of the Lego themed movie games (like The Hobbit), this one wasn’t exactly rushed to market. But we’ve just learned of a cool Easter egg–J.J. Abrams as a playable character.
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This little gem is a nod to the fact that a lot of adults like to play the Lego video games. And why not? The action is steady, the plot’s not exactly complex, and you can suck at playing video games and still enjoy playing. The simplistic animation of the Lego universe is still incredibly rewarding, and the game is actually fun.
So while your girls geek out over Rey,and your boys pretend to be either Finn or Kylo Ren, you can be the ass-kicking director who resurrected the Lucas legacy.
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ version of J.J. Abrams is adept with a blaster, and prone to some fancy spin moves. He also likes to explore the set, and make those pretend movie screens with his hands.
Abrams has another real world peer lurking in the character list. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is also playable for those of you who really want to geek out.
There are 150 playable characters. As you progress, they either unlock or you can buy them with the credits earned in game-play. The list includes the must-have fan-favorites, too: Han Solo, Poe Dameron, Chewie, and Captain Phasma.
Many of the characters are voiced by the actual actors who played them, but Abrams and Kennedy are mute.
The game is out now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS. I highly recommend it–once you get your kids to put down the controllers and go to bed, it is a great way to kill time.