The LEGO Movie Videogame
Defeat the evil Lord Business and his minions in the latest LEGO game
We’ll say up front that the LEGO Movie Videogame isn’t quite as awesome as its bigscreen namesake. But that’s partly because, over the past few years, the LEGO formula has been used in more than a dozen games, and it’s starting to feel a bit over-familiar.
It doesn’t get off to a great start; there’s a brief and not-very-helpful tutorial that barely introduces the main controls before throwing you into the main game. This follows the story of the film quite closely, and starts by introducing the hero, Emmet. Since Emmet is a construction worker, there’s a lengthy series of scenes set on a construction site, where you’re given some fairly dull tasks to complete.
Fortunately, things pick up a little further into the game as you swim through an underwater coral reef or ride through Cloud Cuckoo Land. And, of course, the game lets you play with other characters from the film, including Batman and the giant stomping robot, Metalbeard, all of whom have special abilities.
There’s one thing to watch out for, though. The game is available from both the Mac App Store and the online Steam Store. The Steam version is cheaper at £14.99, but doesn’t include the extra Wild West expansion pack. The Mac App Store charges £23, but bundles the expansion pack, so it’s up to you to decide how much LEGO you want to pay for. Cliff Joseph
It gets off to a slow start, but stick with it and you’ll discover all the fun of the smash-hit LEGO Movie.
You can relive your favourite scenes from the LEGO Movie.