The latest LEGO title developed by Traveller’s Tales, The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game is an accessible action platformer that’s fun for players of all ages. If you’ve played other LEGO platformers then you know what you’re essentially in for, but the formula has thankfully evolved since minifigs have roamed Mordor, Alderaan, and Gotham City.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game is based on the recently released film of the same name, this game takes players through eight massive locations while solving puzzles and kicking the evil Lord Garmadon’s minions to bits. The beat ‘em up sections are broken up with fast-paced sequences of aerial mech battles, which are much more enjoyable than the free-fall sections from the LEGO Marvel and LEGO Avengers series. Another breath of fresh air is the LEGO stud collection system, which is no longer limited to individual level goals but instead unlocks create-a-character components and other items. Gold bricks enhanced combat abilities, and over 100 characters are also available in The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game, adding hours and hours of replay value. Local co-op for up to four players is also a big plus, though a lack of online play (presumably to protect younger gamers) is still frustratingly missing.
The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game Review Final Thoughts:
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game is an easygoing experience that lifelong LEGO fans will have a blast playing through. Even those new to video games based on movies based on building toys based on ninjas will find something they like. The various versus modes aren’t too complicated (capture the flag, collect the orbs, etc.), but then again, this is a game primarily intended for a younger audience. Online connectivity for co-op and versus modes would be great in the future, as would shorter loading times for the incredible epic open world levels that Traveller’s Tales continues to masterfully craft.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game on PS4
- Fun ninja fighting action for up to four players.
- Loads of items to find and characters to unlock.
- Exceptionally polished visuals and robust levels.
- Collecting studs and bricks for hours can get repetitive.
- Long loading times between levels.