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The LEGO Ninjago movie videogame review

I’d go as far to say it’s a bit unfair not to involve my two lads in my latest review, so of course, I have!

Max, 9 and Sam, 6 have played a quite a bit of The LEGO Ninjago the movie videogame over the past few days, so of course I had a few questions for them and this is what they had to say.

What did you think of the game?

Max: It’s the best LEGO game I’ve played, the one thing I don’t like is that their aren’t many vehicles. I like the different attacks, like spinjitsu and the art rushing boar, you can build up lots of combinations when fighting the enemy. The tutorials are cool, they show you all of the cool moves. I really like the story too, you get to see clips of the movie during the game.

Sam: I like all of the different characters you can play as. It’s cool when you unlock new characters the come out of the Ninjago packets like you get in the shops. I like how you can upgrade your characters with Ninjanuity tokens.

What do you think of the new battle mode?

Max: It’s pretty cool, you play different modes like Capture the Super Weapon, Super Samurai – I like all the power ups, my favourite one is where you get to turn into a giant cat which is really powerful- you can also freeze the other peoples screens.

Sam: I like being able to play with 4 people, so I can beat my Mum and Dad too (he didn’t).

I lost them at this point so I guess I should write the rest…

If there is one thing the LEGO movie games have been good at, it’s gibing players a decent game with plenty to do, leaving you with a feeling of getting your monies worth. The game faithfully follows the yet to be released movie, to the point where cut scenes from the movie itself are actually in the game to watch. The city of Ninjago is facing certain doom as the evil Garmadon and his gang of nautical henchmen threaten to destroy everything. It’s up to Kai, Jay, Zane, Cole, Nya & Lloyd to save everyone.

If you have ever played any LEGO game then you’ll immediately feel comfortable with the way the game plays. In this title however there are some welcome new features that really improve the gameplay. You’ll fight and build your way through different levels, all while collecting studs, discovering golden bricks and unlocking characters to use in the traditional Free Play where you will be able to discover and unlock more of the game. What the Ninjago does differently is the combat, which of course makes sense because you are playing as nijnjas. Each character has their own fighting style and abilities which can be learnt through clever tutorials. You can build excellent combos as enemies fly around from all of the cool moves.

For the first time I can remember, there is the ability to collect tokens that allow you to upgrade abilities and improve gameplay. Damage can have a bigger area of effect, new moves are unlocked more studs can be collected when you destroy things. It works perfectly well and because it’s a LEGO game its generous in making sure that plenty of tokens are available to collect.

We played around 16 hours of the game, which worked out at about half playing through the campaign, while the rest of our time was spent revisiting levels to discover all the little touches that are put in the game that you are likely to miss the first time around. There are over 100 characters to unlock and I was pleased to see that navigating the menu to swap characters has had a slight overhaul. Using the rb/lb buttons the characters have been filtered into groups making them much easier to find. If only they would go back to the older games like LEGO Marvel Superheroes and change it there too. If you have ever bought a pack of the LEGO Minifigures you’ll appreciate the excitement of opening them for the first time. Well thankfully the same happens in Ninjago, as the pack appears on screen and opens up dropping the unlocked character onto the screen. It’s a subtle but welcome touch.

With all LEGO games co-op is a must but additionally in the Ninjago game you can take part in a four player co-op battle mode which lets you play things like capture the flag & team battles. I was surprised at how much fun we had playing this.

Loading times could do with some work as they can take quite a while and on more than one occasion we had to completely reboot the game as it froze or just crashed back the dashboard, which is a bit of a shame.
The LEGO Ninjago movie videogame is an action packed title that has added some excellent touches to the game play and UI, whilst retaining of the LEGO charm you would expect. It’s a perfect complement to the movie and is a great way to make the upcoming half term go that little quicker for parents.

Thanks to Warner Bros. & Xbox for supporting TiX


Lego Ninjago game trailer introduces the Dojo Training Grounds

The Lego video game series was a big hit in this household when my son was growing up. I am proud to admit that I have 1000 gamerscore in most of the early games, with the Pirates of the Caribbean game one of my personal favourites. The latest Lego game on the way is Lego Ninjago, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a new game trailer which “takes players to the Dojo training grounds”.

The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game features eight large, action-packed, open locations based on the movie story, as well as iconic locations and characters from the Lego Ninjago TV series. Each location includes a host of hidden secrets to collect, as well as its own unique Challenge Dojo where players can put their combat skills to the test, earning high scores and battling with increasingly tougher enemies.

The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game launches on 6th October 2017 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version will be available digitally on the 13th October, with the film launching in UK cinemas on the same date.

For more information on the game you can visit the official game website.

LEGO Ninjago show off their combat moves in new trailer

Join heroes Lloyd, Nya, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Master Wu perfecting epic combat moves, such as the “Stinging Bee,” “Swooping Hawk” and “Skyward Dragon,” and upgrading their weapons to defend Ninjago City from Lord Garmadon and his Shark Army in the newest trailer for the LEGO Ninjago game which releases on October 6 to coincide with the release of the movie a week later.

No doubt there will be plenty of info on this game in the coming months.

Lego® Dimensions story trailer released

LD_GameplayScreen_137_bmp_jpgcopyWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released the story trailer for
LEGO® Dimensions™, the upcoming entertainment experience that merges physical LEGO® brick building with interactive console game play.  The game features an original story that combines characters and worlds from 14 of the most popular entertainment brands including DC Comics™, The Lord of the Rings™, TheLEGO® Movie, The Wizard of Oz™, LEGO®  Ninjago, Back to the Future™, Scooby-Doo™, LEGO® Chima™, Doctor Who, Jurassic World,Ghostbusters™, The Simpsons™, Portal™ and Midway Arcade.

In the game, there is an ancient planet at the centre of the LEGO® Multiverse inhabited by an evil mastermind, Lord Vortech. It is said that he who controls the Foundational Elements that this planet is built upon, controls all of the Multiverse. Lord Vortech has vowed to be that ruler, summoning characters from a variety of LEGO® worlds to help him find these building bricks of LEGO® civilisation. Some have agreed, others have rebelled, and only the combined powers of the greatest LEGO® heroes can stop him.

When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various LEGO worlds, different characters from DC Comics™, The Lord of the Rings™ and The LEGO® Movie are swept away. To save their friends, LEGO® Batman™, LEGO® Gandalf and LEGO® Wyldstyle journey to locations beyond their wildest imaginations, and they soon realise that Lord Vortech is summoning villains from across different LEGO® worlds to help him gain control. As his power grows, worlds mix, unexpected characters meet and all boundaries are broken. Our heroes must travel through space and time to rescue their friends before the vortexes destroy all of LEGO® humanity.

LEGO® Dimensions will be Launching 29th September this year.