Video game adaptations of popular movies are almost always met with a resounding cry of mediocrity. On the other hand, the LEGO series of games seem to hit their mark with each iteration. Combine the two, and the end product could very well go either way.
Enter the launch trailer for The LEGO Movie Videogame. Regardless of whether it ends up being good or not, you can bet that the game will have no shortage of bricks and familiar cameos.
Following in the footsteps of the recently-released movie of the same name (check out Screen Rant’s review), players will take control of a multitude of characters ranging from Emmet, the film’s hero, to Batman, to the classic 80’s spaceman. Using each of their special abilities, they will jump between themed LEGO worlds in an attempt to squash the presence of evil. To put it simply, it looks like everything one could hope to expect from a TT Games LEGO title.
In true series fashion, The LEGO Movie Videogame will incorporate a new mechanic into its already-hefty repertoire. This time around, playable characters will also come in the Regular Builder and Master Builder varieties. The former will require hidden instruction pages if they intend to make use of the piles of loose Lego bricks scattered about each level while the latter will be able to take apart their surroundings in order to build new creations. It’s an interesting addition and something that could definitely inject some flair into the tried-and-true formula.
Like the announcement trailer, the launch trailer for The LEGO Movie Videogame doesn’t go out of its way to surprise gamers but at the same time, does it really need to? An evolution of the series would be wonderful to see in the future, but the foundation that exists is still going strong and doesn’t look to need a drastic change of pace any time soon. With LEGO The Hobbit on its way as well (check out the trailer), TT Games is showing no signs of slowing down.
Do you think The LEGO Movie Videogame will represent any sort of deviation from the formula? At what point do you think it will be necessary for TT Games to initiate a significant change?
The LEGO Movie Videogame is out now on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS.
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