Thursday, 6 March 2014

Anime Courtyard: The Lego Movie Videogame Review

MegaWestgarth The Lego Movie review

The following is an excerpt of my review of The Lego Movie Videogame; published on Anime Courtyard.

If you've already seen The Lego Movie then you’ll find no surprises in its videogame tie-in. The Lego Movie Videogame follows the plot of the film almost exactly; joining together major plot points with fifteen individual levels interspersed with hub worlds and generous amounts of movie footage. Those still waiting to see the film need not be concerned, however, as the game only reveals the very basics of the film’s ending and omits latter plot twists completely.

Considering the success of Traveller’s Tales’ previous Lego titles – the majority of which were based on popular movie franchises – it’s easy to speculate that The Lego Movie Videogame would somehow suffer from its ties to an entirely original movie. Fortunately the complete opposite is true, and the vibrancy, creativity and sheer ridiculousness of the film shines through at every possible moment of the game’s “Story Mode”.

For example, where else can you see Batman get weirded out by a magical, rainbow powered uni-kitty? Where else can you see an Egyptian mummy drive an ice-cream van through a wall? And where else can you see a gravelly voiced, bum-bag wearing cat-lady throw stinky fish at robot cowboys? Nowhere else – only in The Lego Movie Videogame.

Read my review of The Lego Movie Videogame in full over at Anime Courtyard.


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