Rather than re-treading the same gameplay formula that the series has been using for years, The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame leans heavily into the building aspect that the Internationally popular building toy line is known for – but that’s not always a good thing
Developed by TT Fusion and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame is an engaging action platformer game filled with puzzles and plenty of brick-build worlds straight out of the new movie. Unfortunately, a lot of the game’s charm is held back by, ironically, its lack of creativity. While the game’s many open worlds are engaging, having to constantly switch between the real-time action and your ever-growing building menu brings the pace to a crawl. One of my absolute favorite things in life is taking the time to build LEGO sets, but having to do so while getting pummeled by space aliens is a bit of a headache.
The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame is a fun (albeit flawed) title that quickly reveals its true nature as a collect-a-
Fans of the construction toy line will absolutely love all of the classic lines represented in The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame, such as the Blacktron spacemen, and people who only know these colorful characters will be happy to see that their favorites have all come to play as well. Whether playing as WyldStyle, Batman, Emmet, or any of the many other characters in the game’s roster, the gameplay loop of collecting studs and bricks to build the models needed to solve puzzles doesn’t deviate much. That’s great for young gamers and families spending time playing together (still not online), but if you’re looking for the sense of accomplishment that you get when building an actual LEGO set in real life, you won’t be finding it here.
The Lego Movie 2 Videogame Review Final Thoughts:
Everything isn’t awesome with The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame. While it is fun to play as your favorite minifig stars from the movie currently in theaters (The LEGO Movie 2 The Second Part), you may find yourself getting stuck on the occasional unintuitive puzzle held back by unclear instructions or a menu system that is far too big for its own good. So long as you have the patience to explore Apocalypseburg and other worlds in the Systar System, you’ll enjoy your time in these open-world sandboxes… and I don’t just mean The Old West.
The LEGO Movie Videogame Review
The Lego Movie 2 Videogame on PS4
- Emmet, Unikitty, and all of the other memorable characters from The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame are here.
- Great break from the LEGO gameplay formula used in other titles for years.
- Easily accessible controls make the game easy for players of all ages.
- The game’s flow is slowed considerably by having to constantly navigate menus.
- Still no online multiplayer modes.