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On its own, out of nowhere, I'd likely be pleasantly surprised by a not-terrible game-of-the-movie, especially one aimed at kids. But in context, I can't believe you've played every single TT Lego game, and would far more strongly recommend you go fill in one of the gaps.
The LEGO Movie Videogame was one of the few LEGO games that instantly made me want to play more upon finishing the story mode. I probably spent just as many hours in the hub world trying to unlock red bricks by solving puzzles and completing side quests as I did in the story mode alone. Everything is indeed awesome in this LEGO game.
Another smash-and-collect game featuring everyone's favorite building toy. This time around, it's based on the new animated movie and offers many of the hilarious characters fresh off the screen. A little bit of fresh gameplay livens up this entry, but a few story and camera problems hamper the experience somewhat. Ultimately, The LEGO Movie Videogame is great fun and perfect for fans of the fantastic plastic.
The Lego Movie Video Game should be looked to as a shining example of a movie game done right. It's fast, it's fun, and it feels like a well-polished, video game, version of the movie. Traveller's Tales mastered the format of these Lego games and can pretty much set things to cruise control from here. The Lego Movie Game may not be the most original or complex title out there, but it's an enthusiastic, uncynical bit of fun, filled with brightness, cheer and awesome.
As reviewers we're always looking for ways to be critical of a game we play. At times I think it's important to throw that out the window just a little bit and I like to ask myself one simple question; Am I having fun playing this? There is no doubt in my mind that the answer to this question is yes.
The LEGO Movie Videogame represents a potential tipping point for the series in that it's the first time its source material actually interferes with what makes the otherwise bland gameplay unique. This is still a very good game and a worthy addition to any LEGO fan's collection, but the series' seams are definitely starting to show.
Clever, colourful and weirdly comforting – there's little to dislike about The Lego Movie Videogame, even if it feels assembled from the same bricks as its predecessors. Not everything is awesome, but it comes close enough.
Funny, colorful, and full of personality, The Lego Movie Videogame not only successfully builds from its source material but is also a great example of why Lego games are so much fun to play.
Initially, 'The Lego Movie Videogame' frustrates with a poor handling of the movie's awkward story, odd assignment of character powers, and subpar vehicle sequences. By then end though, the player is fully able to be immersed in Lego set recreations, offshoots of the best humor, creations, and visuals of the movie, and that special mix of Lego gameplay, exploring collecting, and co-operating. Some aspects of the game touch on new directions for the series, but ultimately a nostalgic enthusiasm for Legos and a growing fondness for some of the movie's characters mean more for the game and its review score.
If you enjoyed the movie, you will thoroughly like this game. You will see a number of cut-scenes again, all of which are taken directly from the film, but you'll relish at the opportunity to explore the worlds and re-live the characters (and jokes) all over again. As always in a LEGO game, there are bucket loads of brick-related extras to explore and unlock, including a massive cast of characters, many of whom I never even saw in the movie. The gameplay formula hasn't been changed from previous LEGO titles, and The LEGO Movie Videogame offers fun two-player madness with an energetic and creative vibe for all ages.
The game isn't revolutionary, but it's still loads of fun whether you've seen the movie or not. Featuring surprisingly funny quips, elongated use of the movie's memorable moments, and great replay value, the Lego Movie Videogame is a worthwhile experience. Players of any age will appreciate the charm and effort TT Games put in to the title, balancing accessibility with small challenges.
A fun LEGO game, but not among the best that the series has to offer, which is a real shame as the story going on around the average levels is top notch and probably one of the best. If you've seen the The LEGO Movie though then you can probably give The LEGO Movie Videogame a miss without too many regrets.
The Lego Movie Videogame is a change of pace for those that are use to the J.R.R. Tolkien, Lucas Arts & Comic Book themes and follows the story of it's movie counterpart.
While it lacks the endearing appeal of some of its older siblings, The LEGO Movie Videogame is still a strong cinematic tie-in that serves as a perfect accompaniment to the big screen blockbuster – even if you should ensure that you visit the theatre first. It's never going to set your next-gen system alight, but there's a kind of enjoyable comfort food here that makes for a familiar but thoroughly entertaining romp.
There are a few more misses this time around, and if you're not already a fan of the film then you may want to skip it entirely, but if you absolutely love LEGO games, then it's another game in a well-made, well-presented series. Just be advised that the bright colours of Cloud Cuckooland, coupled with the overbearing music, can cause more than a few headaches. Everything isn't always awesome, but in small doses it can be.
However, anyone growing tired of the LEGO game formula will likely find nothing here to reignite that love. I really enjoy reviewing and playing each of these games as they come out, but it is definitely starting to feel like some new ideas are becoming necessary.
[I]t's a sprawling game with Traveler's Tales traditional clean look that's pretty and plastic-looking—perfect for a Lego game. It just might have been nice to see some of those scuffs we saw in the movie.
Hardly strays from the established formula, but that's not entirely a bad thing. Any single game that allows you to play as both Batman and Gandalf has to be doing something right.
The LEGO Movie Videogame isn't bad by any means. Chances are, if you love the movie, you won't mind experiencing it all over again. It's just a little ironic that for a movie that touts the importance of imagination, and not just sticking to the script, that the LEGO Movie Videogame does the exact opposite.
The LEGO Movie Videogame delivers what is expected: a good movie-to-game conversion, plenty of the series' trademark humour and a top notch soundtrack. That being said, several flaws remain, such as the lack of an online multiplayer, a low difficulty level and a short lifespan, liabilities which stand in the way of making this a universally-appealing title.
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The LEGO Movie Videogame is not the best example of a LEGO videogame, and will never be hailed as a highlight of the franchise, but it maintains enough of the charm to make it an enjoyable enough experience for fans of the series.
The Lego Movie Videogame will certainly fill its niche well, and will undoubtedly prove hours of fun for kids, especially those who have seen and liked the film. It's colourful and appealing, with the usual excellent provision for co-op play and enough mini games and collectibles to fill out the game around the film's plot. For those who have been fans of earlier Lego titles, however, this iteration will surely feel just that little more rushed and that bit less polished that we have come to expect.
The LEGO Movie Videogame recaptures much of the charm and playability of its forebears by rehashing their hallmarks, but doesn't quite have the same appeal. Controlling a team of Marvel superheroes made of LEGO or an army of toy Jedi is far more exciting than re-enacting a movie from start to finish, especially if it's one you've already seen.
That being said, there will be die-hard LEGO game fans who enjoy this release, doubly so if they loved the feature film. It's by no means a bad game, it actually runs silky smooth, looks quite nice on next-gen hardware, and the controls are fluid and responsive; it just doesn't evolve the base formula enough to make it stand out. The LEGO Movie Videogame is better than most movie tie-ins, but for a LEGO game it's passable at best.
Like the previous LEGO games, there are an exorbitant amount of characters to unlock, items to collect, and blocks to bust. But somewhere amidst the cutesy charm and funny voice work, shows a formula that is slowly growing stale. There's only so many times someone can find pleasure until they grow tired picking up the same pieces over and over again.
Filled with the series familiar and fun mechanics, The LEGO Movie Videogame is enjoyable for series fans, but ultimately doesn't live up to the fantastic games that have come before it, and once again goes to show that TT does its best work when left to craft original stories instead of adapting existing properties.
The LEGO Movie Videogame offers a mildly entertaining way for fans to play through the plot line of the ever-popular animated behemoth. However, its lack of out-of-the-box thinking and repetitive gameplay keep it from achieving greatness.
Sadly, LEGO The Movie Videogame fails to live up to the expectations set by both it's source material and its video gaming forebears. A few inspired moments of gameplay give way to a bland and tired retread, while lacking any real substance to provide reason to revisit. Long loading times, last-gen caliber graphics and moments where bugs stop gameplay underline the lack of attention. At a sticker price of $60 I recommend you buy a movie ticket instead, and spend the rest on a LEGO set or two. At least if you tire of those, you can build something new and entirely different.
The Lego Movie Videogame follows the instruction manual too closely, hitting the same same plot points as the movie, and even rehashing some of its gags. This is the kind of tie-in we thought we'd seen the back of.
Underwhelming is probably the best way to describe The Lego Movie Game; sticking too closely to the movie, lacking in the fun factor, having little character of its own as a result, feeling padded and most certainly rushed to coincide with the movie launch