The Lego series of toys
rock. If you are not familiar with the Bionicle type of toys, then they
are like high tech robots that have been followed up with a series of
comics, cartoons and other bits and pieces that have driven the kids
crazy and thus the need for this game!
You are introduced to the title through a short
narrative in the beginning, however all you need to know that is that
you are the good guy and you are going to shoot damn well anything that
gets in your way. The game is shown from an over the shoulder angle and
you are given elemental powers that make up the reason for you having to
travel around levels made appropriately of fire, ice and water etc.
As you make your way through the game blasting other
pieces of lego to pieces you will collect things similar to Lego Star
Wars and be able to upgrade things as you progress. You will face a
variety of enemies through the game and there are a number of boss
battles that should keep you on your toes.
During the first part of the game most gamers will be
entertained with the humour and all the little things that can be done.
After that the game does suffer from repetition and the story doesn’t
carry you through enough to not pay attention to the fact that you are
doing the same thing over and over again. Younger players will possibly
find this reassuring though as they will be faced with familiar
Graphically, the game is a mish mash of good and bad.
It appears that there have been some efforts made to doll up the look of
the title however it does get confusing as there are blurry effects that
I am sure are in place to make the title look prettier than it is. The
disappointing thing is that the blur tend to over take the visuals and
get in the way of the game itself.
Overall this is a game that is really going to be the
pursuit of the very young, anyone older than about eight is going to see
through the flaws of what is not a very compelling story.