Transform the ordinary into the extraordinary and experience the ultimate LEGO building experience in the all new The LEGO Movie Videogame. Step into the world of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average citizen who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Players guide him as he is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
- Enjoy a delightful and surprising mix of over 90 characters as seen from the film including Batman, Superman, the Green Ninja, Gandalf and more in 15 exciting levels.
- Smash more bricks in a fascinating environment made of LEGO bricks.
- Collect and use LEGO instruction pages to build in a new way.
- Journey through fantastical worlds like Flatbush Gulch, Cloud Cuckoo Land and more!
- Harness the awesome power of the Master Builders to virtually build extraordinary LEGO creations.
- Enjoy a brand new animation style as seen in the film that simulates the movement of actual LEGO toy sets.
- Play with friends and family using easy drop-in/drop-out co-op play that features dynamic split screen
Rather than focusing in popular universes, such as Batman or Lord of the Rings, this year’s LEGO game aims to have its own story line that follows step by step the events in the movie.
The story of The LEGO Movie Videogame follows the amusing tale of Emmet, a character from the work class equipped with a drill, that suddenly gets pulled into a fantastic adventure centred on the ancient prophecy of the Piece of Resistance and the Special, the only person capable of stopping the Kragle, a powerful super weapon. The Piece of Resistance gets lost in time, just to be found by Emmet years later. Emmet emerges as the typical accidental hero that must stop the evil business plans of Lord Business. There is a lot of “funny business” to be found in the game. You will also watch a lot of videos taken directly from the movie so by the end of the game you will feel that you’ve seen the movie.
The problem is that after so many LEGO games one will eventually ask why the same problems keep coming back one game after the other. Bugs will still force you to reset your console, go back to previous saved games, and even then, sometimes, that doesn’t solve the problem. Characters will still get stuck in the geometry, you will still wander around trying to find what you have to do to progress in the game, just to find 20 minutes later that it was just a bug that prevented you to push forward, and that the only way out is to reload the game save. Frustrating. Then there is a more particular problem with this game, it’s not based in a popular stories as the previous games. So the characters will not shine as bright as other LEGO characters based in well known universes. Despite some character comebacks like Batman, the main characters will not have the same appeal to draw you into the story.
If you are a proud owner of a PlayStation 4 you will realize that this game will not take advantage of your shining new piece of hardware. While the visuals are undeniably crisper, there is not much else to separate this version from the ones on PS3 or Xbox 360. The scenarios have great variety while gameplay mechanics remain the same as in other games with repetitive actions taking. Also as in other LEGO games, you will be able to acquire dozens of characters, either following the storyline, or buying them yourself at some point with the LEGO pieces you gathered.
Unlike what the game music want you to believe, everything is not awesome. While the LEGO formula is now more popular than ever, the problems in the games are getting old fast. This year’s game will give you more of the same, while taking away the more broad appeal from previous games. If you are not a kid anymore, there is not much here for you. When you think that you pay $50 or $60 for a game that just keeps frustrating you with the same old problems over and over, and you even step up into another generation and you keep getting almost the same visual quality, then you will start to see that when the time comes to deliver the final product to the public, there are some questionable decisions taking place.