For a good reason, ‘LEGO Star Wars players are beating up Child Anakin
The new LEGO Star Wars has seen players take their lightsabers to Anakin Skywalker. This is not to stop him from becoming Darth Vader.
Tom’s 8/10 review praised the “hilarious LEGO humour, gameplay built by enthusiasts, and how exploring all of the galaxies is a pleasure”, but he did mention “a few glitches”. These glitches are not going unnoticed by players who have begun exploiting them to speed up the game and complete more difficult challenges.
This trick allows players to easily cross gaps and climb high structures without cheating. This trick was discovered by TT Games because the developer didn’t want young players to slaughter their children, much as Anakin did in the prequels.
When an enemy is attacked, they usually shatter into LEGO bricks. Anakin, your friend and child, will flash red when he is hit. This interaction can be used to the advantage of the player. The character will lock on to your target when attacking. This allows you to move in the air, even though Anakin is not dead.
Eurogamer discovered that the Red Orb fragment has found a way of using the game’s mechanics and young Anakin to get into unintended places. The attack patterns will vary depending on which character you’re using. Qui-Gon Jinn is able to cross large gaps. Obi-Wan Kenobi can help you travel vertically, and reach high platforms.
It turns out that Anakin is a valid target even if he does not become the galaxy’s most evil villain. So whack away young padawan.