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I figured I'd just start a thread of all things Lego-related.  My wife and I just finished, ie, 100%'ed, Lego Pirates of the Carribean yesterday.  Fun game overall, even though I haven't seen On Stranger Tides.  Much better IMO than the last Indiana Jones game.

 

Also got Star Wars II: Clone Wars when it came out, and...eh.  My son likes it, but my wife hates it, and I'm kind of ambivalent to it.  Haven't finished it just because we quit playing for the most part, although my OCD calls me to the game whenever I see it on my shelf.

 

With the new Harry Potter film coming out in mere days, I expect the 2nd Harry Potter game to be out by Christmas hopefully.

 

And I fully anticipate some kind of Lego Toy Story game sooner than later as well.

 

 

There, did I cover enough different Lego games to necessitate this thread?

post #2 of 15
Star Wars games had some charm, and still reside on my xbox 360 hard drive played every couple of months. Indiana Jones game was played until I got to that progression stopper at the Lost Ark plane fight scene and just quit after that. Never played the Harry Potter ones. Batman felt monotonous after the first level so I returned it to gamefly. Pirates on 3DS is the only one I've played consistently or enjoyed (maybe because it's 3D and looks great?) (or maybe because of Jack's goofy walk animation)....
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Star Wars definitely had the goods but the sheen wore off quick with Indiana Jones.  Maybe it was the graphics limitations on the Wii but Indiana Jones really left me with a sour taste for the LEGO idea because the brown and green were so difficult to distinguish where cliffs ended as well as jumping distances and other visual problems and the palette of the game wore me down.


The Batman game was horrendous, I felt, because they deviated from following the plot and locations of the movies.  The simplicity of a LEGO game to me was aided by the familiarity of progression the movies offered.  Maybe I fall into the Wii-Casual-Gamer mold too much though.

 

I haven't bought the Harry Potter version because I am waiting for the "Complete Saga" version with the additional levels.  My nine year old is begging me for Star Wars III: Clone Wars so I will most likely pick that up for him even though I feel I wouldn't care for it as I lack a familiarity with the characters.

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The Batman game was also way harder than expected from one of these. Which may be part of why it's one of my favorites.

 

These games haven't changed up the formula since the beginning, and yet I find myself so much more forgiving of this series' "if it ain't broke" policy than any other.

 

Still disappoints the hell out of me they actually made Lego Crystal Skull, though.

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Picked up Harry Potter 5-7 last week, and we're about 25% of the way through it.  The story is set up a different way--it doesn't seem to be a "hard stop" on each story and the levels seem longer.  Honestly, we'd be playing, and after a while we'd be like, "Is this level not over yet?"  Plus there is a ghost that gives you much better direction as to where you're supposed to go next.  We got lost in Hogwarts all the time with the last game, but don't seem to have that issue now.  But, as with the first one, finding a dark wizard is a pain in the ass.  We're through OOTP, and about 1/2 way into HBP and still haven't found a dark wizard yet.  I'm hoping by the end of HBP we'll have one.

 

Lots of new/borrowed stuff--there is a walking on walls thing similar to Batman, and there are apparation points where you have to be a Dumbledore, Slughorn, etc., where you can apparate to another point on the screen.  And you can use the glasses that Luna wears (Spectragoggles?) to find hidden things.

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Finished it--I took the week of Thanksgiving off and we went out of town, but took the PS3 with us, along with the game.  Played it every day and finished it about 2 days before vacation was over.  Almost took me back to my college days.

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I can be the only one who wants a Lego Starship Troopers game...right?

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I want a Lego NFL game.  Actual parts could fly off when a player gets tackled.

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Lego 007. YOU KNOW IT MUST HAPPEN.

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I would buy that in a heartbeat.  They could fully make 3 games (at least) out of that.  But that's probably too "adult" content for Lego.  Although I recall one of the developers being asked about translating the darker aspects of the latter HP movies into the game, and he said something like, "Lego--we make death fun!"

post #11 of 15
LEGO announced they have the license to make toys based on the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. Hopefully that extends to videogames as well. It probably will, but the press release just covers the toys for now.

http://aboutus.lego.com/en-US/PressRoom/CorporateNews/article/380673.aspx
post #12 of 15
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Well, there ya go.  More $$ out the window for us in 2012.

post #13 of 15
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For those interested--Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is coming in June.  Hopefully a good gap-filler until LegOTR.

 

http://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Batman-2-DC-Super-Heroes-sony-playstation3/dp/B006ZPAYD2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1335367081&sr=8-2

 

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I've become familiar with these titles watching my nephew play them, who's a huge fan - but I have to say, I heard about Lego Batman 2 last night and even I thought it sounded pretty great. The first open world sandbox lego game set in the DC universe with a whole roll call of my favorite superheroes?

 

Hell my neph may be battling with me over who gets to play that one.

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Lego Batman 2 will be out on 6/19, for those with interest (like me and my son).

 

My son, who will be 11 this year, seems to be losing a little steam for his Legos.  He still loves to put together sets, but lately is more occupied with video games when he's at home (and not doing some kind of sporting activity).  We'll sometimes force him to go do something non-"electronic" for an hour, and he'll end up spending 2-3 hours playing with Legos.  But whenever we say let's get rid of Legos, he freaks out.

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