After playing through the first level (which consists of 4 stages the 4th being a brief 'boss battle') you know exactly what the rest of the game is, as the exact same format is followed level after level. Stage one.. find the boss and destroy, Stage 2 find the power orb. Stage 3.. find the boss now slighty stronger and destroy... stage 4 just the boss.. and destroy. While the backgrounds and animations change slightly from level to level, basically what you saw in level 1, is what you will tackle in level 5.
On my own I would have not played this game for very long, however, my 2 kids did enjoy the brief cut-scenes as well as the VERY simple gameplay. It is impossible for I think the most casual gamer to 'die' in this game. I did enjoy playing each level with my 2 kids and I taking turns on each stage.
It is light years below the Star Wars LEGO games, but still certainly worthy to be in your GameQ if you have 6-12 year old (boys I'd say) or if you like your games simple with few surprises.
6 out of 10. Playing with the family. 2 out of 10. If playing alone.
posted by Buckeye829 (SCHENECTADY, NY) Feb 23, 2007
Member since Feb 2007
I was pleasantly surprised bu this title, after reading mostly negative reviews. If you liked the LEGO Star Wars games, chances are you will like this.
Gameplay is very similar (collecting LEGO parts, mostly linear gameplay, etc.) but set in the Bionicle world. While it does get repetitive constantly battling swarms of bad guys, the different powers of the heroes make it fun destroying them in different ways. You can choose to fight them with standard weaponry or use bombs, etc. Boss battles mark the end of most levels, but are not very difficult. While I am not familiar with the Bionicle universe, the cut scenes were comical, even if a bit corny, similar to the LEGO Star Wars games.
The graphics were pretty good on HDTV, and there was a semi-cool blurring effect you could turn on.
Music was standard, but not annoying (sounded very similar to the Back to the Future theme). Overall an entertaining experience.