Looking for a new game your kids will love? This new super hero focused game in the Lego series could be just the thing you’re looking for. If you’ve ever played a Lego game, you’ll know that developers Traveller’s Tales have essentially perfected a gameplay formula that includes exploring a series of themed levels which you can roam around, filled with enemies to fight, scenery to smash and things to build with the resulting bricks. However, the particular franchise or license that it’s all wrapped up in is what makes these games stand out (we’ve already had some Star Wars and Jurassic World iterations), so how does Disney’s superhero family of The Incredibles fair? We played the new Lego: The Incredibles to find out if it’s worth splashing out on or leaving in the box.
Lego: The Incredibles goes with the ‘if-it-ain’t-broke’ philosophy here’, as the aforementioned tried-and-tested gameplay blueprint is still very-much alive here. While there is a lot of repetition with what you’re actually doing in the game, it’s bright, vivid, and bombastic enough for you (along with your little ones) to enjoy together.
The exciting bit about The Incredibles featuring in a Lego game, is that each character has unique superpower ability that needs to be used to defeat a certain enemy or reach a particular platform, for example, so there’s a focus on working together as a team (family?) to get through each well-paced level. It does add some variety to each situation, and gives players the chance to experiment fighting and traversal with different characters (which you can switch between on-the-fly). On top of that, if you’ve worked through the main story missions, there’s an open-world Lego city to explore and rid of crime too, providing a fun distraction for those looking to add to the re-playability a bit.
If you and your kids have played and loved Lego games in the past then you’ll enjoy this new addition to the series. The game doesn’t take long to pick up and kids can jump right in and start the adventure. This new game is sure to keep them busy for hours this winter, giving mom and dad plenty of time to sit back and relax with a good book.
Lego: The Incredibles is available on Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
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