As a huge fan of the Lego series of video games and the first Lego Movie Videogame in particular. I was very excited to get the chance to play the new game based on the new movie. With the exception of Lego Worlds, Lego video games are all quite similar, but this is what us fans love about them. However, The Lego Movie 2 Videogame is not like its predecessor.
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The Film Review
You usually know what you are getting with a Lego Video Game. You have to unlock a ton of characters, make buildings, vehicles, tools and find interesting ways to defeat enemies, bosses and get through levels. It is fun stuff no matter if you are a kid or just a kid at heart. Rather than base this on games like Lego Batman, Lego Star Wars and of course The Lego Movie. This game uses the Lego Worlds engine and this was not a wise decision.
Lego Games have structured levels, even games like Lego Marvel Super Heroes and Lego Batman 2 with their open world had a structure to them. The Lego Movie 2 Videogame as it is based on Lego Worlds feels too large, empty and unstructured. It feels like a mod for Lego Worlds and perhaps it would have been better if it was just a download for Lego Worlds.
You still need to unlock a ton of characters, items, vehicles and so on, but it is done through a strange loot system. You collect relics that you can use to unlock stuff. These are very easy to find as they have a massive yellow beacon telling you where they are! Where is exploration? Where is making you replay a level with a new character whose special ability can open something up?
It is almost like they saw that “loot boxes” are the way things are done and they tried to come up with their own system. Now there is no Microtransactions or anything like that, but the system they have is pretty broken and you can work your way around it and make the game super easy.
The game does follow the plot of the movie quite well, but it has none of the charm that the first Lego Movie game did. The story is mostly told through Lucy doing voice overs and there is a clear lack of movie footage in the game which really sucks. I feel that if you were to watch a trailer for The Lego Movie 2 Video Game, you would think it looks just like all the others. After playing it though you soon realize it has none of the soul or personality of those other games.
The actual movie is a lot of fun and it is a real shame that this could not match that fun. The Lego Ninjago Movie game is awesome, why could they not have based this on that? Or even better they could have based it on the first Lego Movie game as that captured the spirit and fun of the movie perfectly.
As it stands unless you are or you have a child who is really young and crazy for the Lego Movie 2, this is a game that is an easy pass. You would be a million times better of picking up Lego DC Super-Villains, Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, Lego Ninjago or heck even the first Lego Movie game. This is a game that I really did want to love, hopefully, this is the last time they use the Lego Worlds engine for a game like this.
- The graphics are great
- It features a ton of characters
- Lots of vehicles to unlock
- You use items which is kind of interesting
- The voice acting is good
- Levels feel lifeless and far too large and empty
- Nowhere near as much fun as the last 10 or so Lego Games