This week finally treated us to a release date for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (April 5th), and the impressive six-minute trailer that accompanied it revealed a key feature that fans have been requesting in recent years.
Basically, if you don't want to listen to the fully-voiced characters like in typical modern LEGO games, there's an option to toggle something called "Mumble Mode", which is more reminiscent of older LEGO titles such as the two original LEGO Star Wars games — those were later bundled into The Complete Saga on Xbox 360.
Instead of voices, you'll just get humorous mumbles... and based on the short scene in the trailer (at the end) between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in that famous "I'm your father" scene, it looks like it's a faithful alternative.
The game looks like it's shaping up really well, although a cloud has been cast upon it via a recent Polygon report which claimed the team had to suffer through "extensive crunch" during its development — and the same goes for many other LEGO projects stretching back to the mid-2000s. Fortunately, the report also mentions that TT Games has been making positive steps to tackle certain issues in recent months, and the game itself is expected to "satisfy fans", but a mixture of current and former employees "wonder why the staff had to endure so much to get to that point."
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