Lego Star Wars New Combat System Took Cues from Devil May Cry

Lego Star Wars Seems to Be Inspired by Devil May Cry’s Air Combos

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is available now. It has a new combat system that seemed to have taken cues from classic action games. Some of the in-game moves clearly took inspiration from Devil May Cry’s air combos.

Lego Star Wars players can stay airborne by landing repeated hits. Once they have been able to work out a particular sequence of hits, they can create a loop that keeps them aloft and demolish anything in their path.

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After discovering this, multiple players have started to experiment with different air combo strings that produce some surprising yet interesting results.

You can use Qui-gonn’s Dive Kick the opposite angle to have reverse magnetism and kick forward while bringing enemies towards you and side switch by buffering force abilities,” a Lego Star Wars fan shared. “This game is actually just Devil May Cry with a Star Wars skin.”

Just this January, multiple sources have reported that there has been a lot of disagreement within the Lego Star Wars team. One of the biggest issues was the studio’s revisions to the game’s combat system, including a 27-hit combat tree. They decided to scrap this after realizing that players tended to use only one button to fight.

The director would request new mechanics on a whim then ask that they be changed,” a former employee said at the time. “Whilst never actually fixing anything that really mattered.”

Read every review of a Lego game—they always say the same things,” the former staff added. “So let us add a God of War style combat tree, five-year-olds will love it.”

Game development for Lego Star Wars has certainly been odd, to say the least. It remains unclear what the younger generations think of Qui-gonn infinite combo-ing Anakin over a huge gap. However, the big kids certainly seem to like it.

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