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One of the key strengths of NVIDIA’s SHIELD family of devices and its cloud-based GeForce NOW game-streaming service is that it’s the perfect choice for family gaming. On GeForce NOW alone there are 11 Lego titles available on GeForce NOW. Now Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes the 12th addition to GeForce NOW, which you can instantly stream to your SHIELD device for a special launch price of $27.99/ £17.49 (normally USD $39.99/£24.99).
And now if you purchase Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens on GeForce NOW, you will automatically receive an additional key to download the game on PC at no extra cost.
Based on the blockbuster movie that reignited people’s passion for the Star Wars universe, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens follows the adventures of Rey, a desert scavenger and her newly acquired robot buddy BB8 as they become embroiled in the ongoing struggle between rebel forces and the First Order. If you’ve seen the movie, you already know all this but there’s more to this Lego version of the events than you get from the cinematic experience.
One of the most impressive things about the game is the amount of storytelling both based on the film and wholly original material. The bulk of the game’s levels closely follow the film’s storyline while enabling players to take part in key scenes. But there are also additional levels and content that fill in what happened between the events in Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The developers were given the freedom to add their own events and characters to the established Star Wars universe.
Always one of the most exciting aspects in a Lego video game is the huge roster of unlockable characters and that’s particularly true of The Force Awakens. Star Wars fans will love the range of characters new and old featured in the new game. There are the obvious stars of the latest film such as Rey, BB8, Kylo Ren, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Leia, Chewbacca and so on. But there are also many, many more major and minor players. Darth Vader (both the masked and unmasked version) is here, C-3PO, Lando Calrissian, the ghosts of Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi as well as a plethora of stormtroopers, droids, Imperial Guards, TIE pilots… the list goes on and on.
The award-winning Lego adventure game formula marries platforming, puzzling and collecting in one family-friendly package. And Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens offers several new variations on the template. There’s a new multi-build system that enables players to choose from multiple building options, creating, dismantling and recreating structures for different purposes. And for the first time characters can use the environment for cover and engage in exciting, ranged blaster battles. There’s also a vehicular element, the most exciting of which is the opportunity to take the controls of the Millennium Falcon in an arena-based battle where two players can hop aboard, one taking the flight controls and the other manning the gun turret.