The Lego Movie Videogame
|a game by||Tt Fusion Ltd.|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, PC, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||8.5/10, based on 2 reviews|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||Lego Games|
The Lego Movie Videogame is another fun and action-packed entry in the LEGO game franchise, where players get to explore their favorite gaming and movie worlds completely made out of LEGO blocks. Similar to other LEGO titles like Lego Star Wars and LEGO Harry Potter, this bright and upbeat game offers players an exciting journey full of replayability. With easy-to-learn controls, funny characters, and a surplus of goofy moments, the Lego Movie Videogame is a great choice for family fun. Based on the Lego Movie, this game adaptation features all of your favorite characters, locations, and moments, full of life and energy. By offering a huge amount of content and an impressive variety of levels, the Lego Movie Videogame is one of the best LEGO games there is!
Main Game Features
- 15 unique levels
- Over 100 characters to unlock
- Loads of side-missions and collectibles
The Lego Movie Videogame is a very faithful adaptation of the animated Lego Movie, which was released in 2014. The game follows the same plot and includes all of your favorite characters from the film, even the wackier ones like Batman and Gandalf. The story follows Emmet, a seemingly cookie-cutter construction worker living in the Lego universe. One day, Emmet encounters the renegade chick Wyldstyle, searching for a mysterious object at his construction site. Upon investigation, Emmet discovers an oddly shaped artifact known as the Piece of Resistance, thrusting him into a wild adventure that spans tons of LEGO worlds. By touching on other classic LEGO properties and having a wholesome message about family and friendship, the story in the Lego Movie Videogame is excellent.
While the Lego Movie Videogame offers tons of new worlds to explore and levels to complete, the core gameplay remains mostly unchanged from previous Lego games. Either solo or with a co-op buddy, you hop and fight your way through a series of 3D levels, solving quirky but simple puzzles along the way. Everything in the game is crafted out of LEGO blocks, allowing you to destroy your surroundings and obtain precious LEGO studs. Studs can be spent on a variety of things, including new vehicles and characters to control. In addition to the game's story-themed levels, you can also explore many areas in free-roam, finding hidden collectibles and completing various side-missions.
The cast of playable characters is diverse and unique in the Lego Movie Videogame, with loads of cool abilities to experiment with. Some characters can melt gold beams, others can use explosives, and a special few can utilize the new “Master Builder” power. This power allows you to make crazy and inventive contraptions on a whim, saving your party and providing some super memorable moments. You can use these different abilities in both “freeplay” levels and free-roam, unlocking new areas and discovering hidden secrets along the way. The bustling cast of personable characters makes it easy to play levels over and over, all while you go for 100% completion!
Sure, the Lego Movie Videogame might not bring a whole lot of new content to the party, but that doesn't stop it from being a ton of fun. Whether you're a fan of previous LEGO games or you really enjoyed the animated film, this title stands out as one of the best LEGO adaptations around. The levels are varied and compact, with lots of content for you to experience.
It's great for family gaming sessions, thanks to the plethora of playable characters and seamless drop-in cooperative play. With loads of bonus content, some lighthearted humor, and enormously entertaining gameplay, the Lego Movie Videogame is at the top of its class.
- Great for cooperative play
- Vivid art design
- Family-friendly humor
- Lacks new features
- Some levels are too long
- Occasionally clunky controls
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The Lego videogames make me happy. I find the smash-and-collect gameplay soothing, since it falls into my own peculiar brand of OCD. And while it's true the series has evolved slowly, you know what they say: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Even so, The Lego Movie Videogame adds some new twists, like characters who need to collect instruction books before they can build objects, and I'll also give it extra credit for the outstanding voice work (Morgan Freeman always gets a half-point by himself). It falls a little flat in the storytelling--you'll have a lot more fun if you see the movie before playing the game--but overall, it's a great addition to the series.