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The LEGO Movie Videogame
Nintendo Game Review - The LEGO Movie Video Game
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Given the success of The LEGO Movie, it comes as no surprise that the video game version was such a hit. TT Games developed the game, and WB Games published it in 2014.
The game features classic LEGO-style graphics that are decent but not as impressive as the movie’s quality. One unique thing about this particular version is the fact that everything, including background props, is made from these bricks. The images are drawn clearly and include a very diverse color palette. However, some levels have backgrounds with slight pixelation, thus lowering the graphics quality. The LEGO characters also have disappointing animations which are evident in their stiff motion.
This game has mediocre gameplay. It follows a group of resistance fighters out on different missions to hinder Lord Business’ wicked plans. You start out controlling John Emmet who is a basic builder. This type of character requires instruction manuals to create LEGO world structures. The guides are available as collectibles that you will come across as you go through different levels.
One objective of the game is to unlock as many of the 90 characters as possible to help with building and fighting off enemies. Higher levels feature Master builders who do not require manuals for construction. They include Batman, Superman, Cleopatra, Princess Uni-Kitty and several others. All of them have their unique powers and bring something different to the game.
One of the flaws is that the plot is identical to the movie’s storyline. You, therefore, have nothing new or exciting to look forward to. Another problem is the dull and generally too easy nature of most levels. The game also only supports single-player.
The LEGO Movie Video Game is adapted well for Nintendo 3DS. This console allows you to easily and precisely control different activities like fighting, building, and control of machinery and other utilities. The game is not very engaging as a result of having few intense action scenes especially with parts of the game that revolve around construction. Therefore, you won’t get to enjoy the full glory of the Nintendo 3DS controller.
Replay Value: 3.0
The main reason for the game’s average replayability is the wide variety of characters you have to choose from. They all bring something different to the table, including numerous abilities and personalities, making each gaming experience unique. The storyline also has a lot to offer in terms of subplots. However, the simple levels and lack of alternative endings significantly lower replay value.
The LEGO Movie Video Game is a great game with the multiple gameplay options, different awesome characters, and a variety of unlockables. You will also have a lot of fun reliving the movie’s iconic scenes as you play your part in building the amazing LEGO universe. However, this game is not perfect. Prepare to deal with repetitive cutscenes, stiff animation, and levels that do nothing to challenge you.
This game’s character variety and simple gameplay make it a great investment whether or not you have watched the film.
Pros : Multiple playable characters.
An entertaining plot.
Cons : The gameplay is not very challenging.
Replay Value 3.0