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Feb 12, 2014

Neither a good LEGO game nor tribute to the movie—at best, The LEGO Movie Videogame is enough fun to be called a functioning promotional product.

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6.5 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2014

The LEGO Movie Videogame's diverse backdrops and heroes devolve into tedium and busywork.

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7 / 10
Feb 16, 2014

It goes completely against the spirit of the movie but at least the game is able to celebrate the creativity of its developers, if not its players.

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Feb 12, 2014

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.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2014

Shorter than the current crop of Lego games, but compacted with excellent world designs and snappy action

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7 / 10
Feb 9, 2014

The Lego Movie Videogame re-creates and expands on most of the film's greatest moments.

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Yes
Feb 20, 2014

Visually creative, fun levels, great source material and packed with one of the best casts in gaming history.

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Feb 10, 2014

[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.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2014

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.

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6 / 10
Feb 18, 2014

Fun, but it just doesn't have the same appeal as other entries in the series.

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Unscored
Feb 10, 2014

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.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2014

TT Games' terrific take on the Warner Bros. film is an ode to building bricks; a Lego game made for Lego lovers

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Feb 15, 2014

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.

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55 / 100
Feb 28, 2014

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.

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Ken McKown

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7 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2015

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.

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82 / 100
Feb 20, 2014

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.

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Mar 5, 2014

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.

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7 / 10
Mar 6, 2014

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.

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7 / 10
Mar 1, 2014

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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Feb 17, 2014

A mostly linear experience that shuttles the player from scene to scene, with the slightly more open hub worlds being there for random LEGO stud hunts and little else.

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