The LCG model makes getting into the game relatively easy. There are no R/UC/C issues. Every pack you purchase provides the playset for the card.
The game is asymmetric - the win condition is different for two players. The Dark player attempts to progress a Death Star dial to 12 and the Light player attempts to destroy 3 objectives (each player has 3 objectives in play at nearly all times).
Combat is simplified in that it is a common play field (jawas can battle against X-wings) but the nuance to battle is in a mechanic called "the edge battle." It is basically a silent bid system by placing cards facedown into an edge stack. Each card has a value, and the value is calculated. The combat strength of most units in the game is altered based on winning or losing the edge.
Many of the iconic characters from the TV shows, books and movies (original trilogy) have found their way into the game. You will find multiple versions of the most iconic characters - Palpatine, Vader, Boba Fett, Jabba, Tarkin, Luke, Yoda, Obi-Wan, Leia, Han, Chewie, etc.
If you like Star Wars and you enjoy a game that is simple enough to enjoy at your dinner table and complex enough for true competitive play, then this is a game you will enjoy!