posted by jaguar7676 (TITUSVILLE, FL) Apr 15, 2014
Member since Nov 2004
If you've played previous Lego games, you have a general idea what to expect. The Lego Movie Videogame doesn't deviate from its successful predecessors' formula. As always, you must lead a band of merry plastic characters around a vibrant world filled with rudimentary puzzles and enemies who fall to pieces when they meet their demise. Some basic ingenuity allows you to advance to the next set piece with minimal difficulty, and level hubs tie the action-oriented stages together while offering incentive to explore. Puzzles are simple enough that children should be able to solve them just through experimenting, but too many of them take a paint-by-numbers approach. You simply search for an obvious piece of the architecture that Emmet can drill, break everything apart until you find glowing points of interest that can be assembled, or look for a point on a distant ledge to grapple. Throw in some mild brawling elements--with no fear of failure, aside from a lower rating upon completion of the stage--and you have the bulk of the game. It can wear thin at times, but that's not a new problem for the franchise.
posted by TeddyTerrific (JACKSONVILLE, FL) Mar 27, 2014
Member since Jan 2014
Lego games have never been my favorites, but this one is the weakest I have played yet. It is just way too easy - I never "died," the puzzles were too easy to figure out and good character like Superman did not appear until the very last episode and was virtually not used.
The graphics were great (PS4), but that is about it. From the moment I started playing it, I couldn't wait to finish and that is never a good sign