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A game based off a movie, which is based off a toy, might sound like a joke, and while Lego The Movie is funny, it’s very real.
The game version of Lego The Movie follows the films plot. Emmet is the main character, but there is nothing special about him. We’re not being offensive; that’s actually part of the story. Emmet is based on the old school style LEGO minifigs that the company first started designing decades ago. However, in the game and film, people come to believe that Emmet is more capable than he really is – that he’s a hero.
The game starts with Emmet going about his daily life as a construction worker. Everything in Lego The Movie is built out of Legos, and the characters in the game move around with the stilted, awkward motions of real life Lego figures.
In the town of Bricksburg, everything is supposed to look perfect and picturesque – like the perfect play sets that come from Lego, however the construction crew finds that one house looks like it wasn’t built to specifications; it looks like some creative soul failed to follow the instructions and built their dream house. Now the purple building has to be brought down. Emmet repairs a building instruction machine, which gives him instructions for building a useful tool This opens up a minigame that requires him to pick the right Lego pieces to build a wrecking crane.
Emmett continues his day and notices that a few workers are slacking off on a tea break, so he needs to fix the sites speakers and play some fun music in order to convince them to get back to work. This launches into a simple music dance game that has the player pushing buttons in time with music.
TT Games has done a great job making its Lego titles both fun and funny, and Lego The Movie looks full of silly but funny tasks and a variety of different characters with different abilities. As usual, the game features local drop in/drop out co-op, so players can join forces with a friend to complete each level.
Lego The Movie will help us discover if it’s okay to be original when it comes to PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, PC, Vita, and DS next February.
Read our hands on of the game from Comic Con.
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I've been thinking about getting a Lego game for my 7 year old daughter. Maybe the Marvel superhero one. I just wonder if her hands are big enough to reach whichever buttons she might need to press. I wish they made aftermarket controllers that were a bit smaller.