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Posted:
2014-03-26

scrogg

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PS Vita

6.5

At some point in the past, when the first LEGO Star Wars game was released, we would have dropped the LEGO games into another genre of video games, probably in with 3D platformers or something like that. Today, there have been so many LEGO games released that the series has practically become a genre unto itself.

These days, everyone knows what to expect when they get a LEGO game. The games are co-op centric, require the collection of a massive amount of currency in the form of studs to unlock new characters and fun collectibles. There have of course been minor changes to the formula over the years, such as the addition of an open world and allowing LEGO figures to finally speak out loud, but the games have mostly remained the same.

Sadly, The LEGO Movie Videogame continues this trend. While this latest entry in the LEGO series of games adds a few new gameplay features such as a new pick-the-brick building mechanic and a rather dull hacking minigame. Other than those tiny additions that are used sparingly throughout the game, The LEGO Movie Videogame remains the same LEGO game you've been playing for quite a few years now.

That said, one of the things that made past LEGO videogames so interesting was the conversion of a piece of media such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, or Lord of the Rings that you are so used to seeing in film into the LEGO form. Making that leap always created a large number of comedic opportunities that the game would capitalize on.

By simply making a game out of something that was already made of LEGOs, like The LEGO Movie, you lose the comedy of the transition. That is not to say that this game isn't funny, it has a ton of great moments, but every single one of those moments was present in the movie. Moreover, this game is almost exactly the movie. You absolutely need to see the film first if you don't want every single plot point spoiled for you in a short time span.

While the plot and comedy bits may not be as original as past games, the visual style does stand out, even among other LEGO games. Just like the film, the game very much still looks like it is still made of LEGO bricks while still having its own unique look and feel.

As far as visual differences between different consoles go, the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4 versions are all more or less identical. The graphics do look a little sharper on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, but not really at a level where it's all that notable.

The portable versions of the game on 3DS and Vita are completely different from the console and PC versions of the game as usual, but if you've played the portable versions before you pretty much know what to expect.

At the end of the day, if you're looking for a LEGO game to break the mould and really try something exciting and new - that's not here. If you're looking for something to add on to the experience of the movie with some more story and fun additions to the plot, that's not here either. Everything in The LEGO Movie Videogame is something that you more than likely already expect. However, if you're looking for a fun co-op game in the vein of all the other LEGO games that have come before, this is very much that. No matter how tired the formula gets over the years, these remain fun.

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Posted:
2014-03-26

scrogg

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Xbox 360

6.5

At some point in the past, when the first LEGO Star Wars game was released, we would have dropped the LEGO games into another genre of video games, probably in with 3D platformers or something like that. Today, there have been so many LEGO games released that the series has practically become a genre unto itself.

These days, everyone knows what to expect when they get a LEGO game. The games are co-op centric, require the collection of a massive amount of currency in the form of studs to unlock new characters and fun collectibles. There have of course been minor changes to the formula over the years, such as the addition of an open world and allowing LEGO figures to finally speak out loud, but the games have mostly remained the same.

Sadly, The LEGO Movie Videogame continues this trend. While this latest entry in the LEGO series of games adds a few new gameplay features such as a new pick-the-brick building mechanic and a rather dull hacking minigame. Other than those tiny additions that are used sparingly throughout the game, The LEGO Movie Videogame remains the same LEGO game you've been playing for quite a few years now.

That said, one of the things that made past LEGO videogames so interesting was the conversion of a piece of media such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, or Lord of the Rings that you are so used to seeing in film into the LEGO form. Making that leap always created a large number of comedic opportunities that the game would capitalize on.

By simply making a game out of something that was already made of LEGOs, like The LEGO Movie, you lose the comedy of the transition. That is not to say that this game isn't funny, it has a ton of great moments, but every single one of those moments was present in the movie. Moreover, this game is almost exactly the movie. You absolutely need to see the film first if you don't want every single plot point spoiled for you in a short time span.

While the plot and comedy bits may not be as original as past games, the visual style does stand out, even among other LEGO games. Just like the film, the game very much still looks like it is still made of LEGO bricks while still having its own unique look and feel.

As far as visual differences between different consoles go, the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4 versions are all more or less identical. The graphics do look a little sharper on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, but not really at a level where it's all that notable.

The portable versions of the game on 3DS and Vita are completely different from the console and PC versions of the game as usual, but if you've played the portable versions before you pretty much know what to expect.

At the end of the day, if you're looking for a LEGO game to break the mould and really try something exciting and new - that's not here. If you're looking for something to add on to the experience of the movie with some more story and fun additions to the plot, that's not here either. Everything in The LEGO Movie Videogame is something that you more than likely already expect. However, if you're looking for a fun co-op game in the vein of all the other LEGO games that have come before, this is very much that. No matter how tired the formula gets over the years, these remain fun.

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Posted:
2014-03-26

scrogg

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PS4

6.5

The Lego Movie Videogame on the PlayStation 4 is an action-adventure video game developed by TT Games and released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment as part of the Lego franchise of video games. It follows the plots found in the original animated film The Lego Movie.

At some point in the past, when the first LEGO Star Wars game was released, we would have dropped the LEGO games into another genre of video games, probably in with 3D platformers or something like that. Today, there have been so many LEGO games released that the series has practically become a genre unto itself.

These days, everyone knows what to expect when they get a LEGO game. The games are co-op centric, require the collection of a massive amount of currency in the form of studs to unlock new characters and fun collectibles. There have of course been minor changes to the formula over the years, such as the addition of an open world and allowing LEGO figures to finally speak out loud, but the games have mostly remained the same.

Sadly, The LEGO Movie Videogame on the Playstation 4 continues this trend. While this latest entry in the LEGO series of games adds a few new gameplay features such as a new pick-the-brick building mechanic and a rather dull hacking minigame. Other than those tiny additions that are used sparingly throughout the game, The LEGO Movie Videogame remains the same LEGO game you've been playing for quite a few years now.

That said, one of the things that made past LEGO videogames so interesting was the conversion of a piece of media such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, or Lord of the Rings that you are so used to seeing in film into the LEGO form. Making that leap always created a large number of comedic opportunities that the game would capitalize on.

By simply making a game out of something that was already made of LEGOs, like The LEGO Movie, you lose the comedy of the transition. That is not to say that this game isn't funny, it has a ton of great moments, but every single one of those moments was present in the movie. Moreover, this game is almost exactly the movie. You absolutely need to see the film first if you don't want every single plot point spoiled for you in a short time span.

While the plot and comedy bits may not be as original as past games, the visual style does stand out, even among other LEGO games. Just like the film, the game very much still looks like it is still made of LEGO bricks while still having its own unique look and feel.

As far as visual differences between different consoles go, the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4 versions are all more or less identical. The graphics do look a little sharper on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, but not really at a level where it's all that notable.

The portable versions of the game on 3DS and Vita are completely different from the console and PC versions of the game as usual, but if you've played the portable versions before you pretty much know what to expect.

At the end of the day, if you're looking for a LEGO game to break the mold and really try something exciting and new - that's not here. If you're looking for something to add on to the experience of the movie with some more story and fun additions to the plot, that's not here either. Everything in The LEGO Movie Videogame is something that you more than likely already expect. However, if you're looking for a fun co-op game in the vein of all the other LEGO games that have come before, this is very much that. No matter how tired the formula gets over the years, these remain fun.

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Posted:
2014-03-26

scrogg

Super Gamer Dude

PlayStation 3

6.5

At some point in the past, when the first LEGO Star Wars game was released, we would have dropped the LEGO games into another genre of video games, probably in with 3D platformers or something like that. Today, there have been so many LEGO games released that the series has practically become a genre unto itself.

These days, everyone knows what to expect when they get a LEGO game. The games are co-op centric, require the collection of a massive amount of currency in the form of studs to unlock new characters and fun collectibles. There have of course been minor changes to the formula over the years, such as the addition of an open world and allowing LEGO figures to finally speak out loud, but the games have mostly remained the same.

Sadly, The LEGO Movie Videogame continues this trend. While this latest entry in the LEGO series of games adds a few new gameplay features such as a new pick-the-brick building mechanic and a rather dull hacking minigame. Other than those tiny additions that are used sparingly throughout the game, The LEGO Movie Videogame remains the same LEGO game you've been playing for quite a few years now.

That said, one of the things that made past LEGO videogames so interesting was the conversion of a piece of media such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, or Lord of the Rings that you are so used to seeing in film into the LEGO form. Making that leap always created a large number of comedic opportunities that the game would capitalize on.

By simply making a game out of something that was already made of LEGOs, like The LEGO Movie, you lose the comedy of the transition. That is not to say that this game isn't funny, it has a ton of great moments, but every single one of those moments was present in the movie. Moreover, this game is almost exactly the movie. You absolutely need to see the film first if you don't want every single plot point spoiled for you in a short time span.

While the plot and comedy bits may not be as original as past games, the visual style does stand out, even among other LEGO games. Just like the film, the game very much still looks like it is still made of LEGO bricks while still having its own unique look and feel.

As far as visual differences between different consoles go, the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4 versions are all more or less identical. The graphics do look a little sharper on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, but not really at a level where it's all that notable.

The portable versions of the game on 3DS and Vita are completely different from the console and PC versions of the game as usual, but if you've played the portable versions before you pretty much know what to expect.

At the end of the day, if you're looking for a LEGO game to break the mould and really try something exciting and new - that's not here. If you're looking for something to add on to the experience of the movie with some more story and fun additions to the plot, that's not here either. Everything in The LEGO Movie Videogame is something that you more than likely already expect. However, if you're looking for a fun co-op game in the vein of all the other LEGO games that have come before, this is very much that. No matter how tired the formula gets over the years, these remain fun.

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Posted:
2014-03-26

scrogg

Super Gamer Dude

3DS

6.5

At some point in the past, when the first LEGO Star Wars game was released, we would have dropped the LEGO games into another genre of video games, probably in with 3D platformers or something like that. Today, there have been so many LEGO games released that the series has practically become a genre unto itself.

These days, everyone knows what to expect when they get a LEGO game. The games are co-op centric, require the collection of a massive amount of currency in the form of studs to unlock new characters and fun collectibles. There have of course been minor changes to the formula over the years, such as the addition of an open world and allowing LEGO figures to finally speak out loud, but the games have mostly remained the same.

Sadly, The LEGO Movie Videogame continues this trend. While this latest entry in the LEGO series of games adds a few new gameplay features such as a new pick-the-brick building mechanic and a rather dull hacking minigame. Other than those tiny additions that are used sparingly throughout the game, The LEGO Movie Videogame remains the same LEGO game you've been playing for quite a few years now.

That said, one of the things that made past LEGO videogames so interesting was the conversion of a piece of media such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, or Lord of the Rings that you are so used to seeing in film into the LEGO form. Making that leap always created a large number of comedic opportunities that the game would capitalize on.

By simply making a game out of something that was already made of LEGOs, like The LEGO Movie, you lose the comedy of the transition. That is not to say that this game isn't funny, it has a ton of great moments, but every single one of those moments was present in the movie. Moreover, this game is almost exactly the movie. You absolutely need to see the film first if you don't want every single plot point spoiled for you in a short time span.

While the plot and comedy bits may not be as original as past games, the visual style does stand out, even among other LEGO games. Just like the film, the game very much still looks like it is still made of LEGO bricks while still having its own unique look and feel.

As far as visual differences between different consoles go, the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4 versions are all more or less identical. The graphics do look a little sharper on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, but not really at a level where it's all that notable.

The portable versions of the game on 3DS and Vita are completely different from the console and PC versions of the game as usual, but if you've played the portable versions before you pretty much know what to expect.

At the end of the day, if you're looking for a LEGO game to break the mould and really try something exciting and new - that's not here. If you're looking for something to add on to the experience of the movie with some more story and fun additions to the plot, that's not here either. Everything in The LEGO Movie Videogame is something that you more than likely already expect. However, if you're looking for a fun co-op game in the vein of all the other LEGO games that have come before, this is very much that. No matter how tired the formula gets over the years, these remain fun.

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Posted:
2014-03-26

scrogg

Super Gamer Dude

Wii U

6.5

At some point in the past, when the first LEGO Star Wars game was released, we would have dropped the LEGO games into another genre of video games, probably in with 3D platformers or something like that. Today, there have been so many LEGO games released that the series has practically become a genre unto itself.

These days, everyone knows what to expect when they get a LEGO game. The games are co-op centric, require the collection of a massive amount of currency in the form of studs to unlock new characters and fun collectibles. There have of course been minor changes to the formula over the years, such as the addition of an open world and allowing LEGO figures to finally speak out loud, but the games have mostly remained the same.

Sadly, The LEGO Movie Videogame continues this trend. While this latest entry in the LEGO series of games adds a few new gameplay features such as a new pick-the-brick building mechanic and a rather dull hacking minigame. Other than those tiny additions that are used sparingly throughout the game, The LEGO Movie Videogame remains the same LEGO game you've been playing for quite a few years now.

That said, one of the things that made past LEGO videogames so interesting was the conversion of a piece of media such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, or Lord of the Rings that you are so used to seeing in film into the LEGO form. Making that leap always created a large number of comedic opportunities that the game would capitalize on.

By simply making a game out of something that was already made of LEGOs, like The LEGO Movie, you lose the comedy of the transition. That is not to say that this game isn't funny, it has a ton of great moments, but every single one of those moments was present in the movie. Moreover, this game is almost exactly the movie. You absolutely need to see the film first if you don't want every single plot point spoiled for you in a short time span.

While the plot and comedy bits may not be as original as past games, the visual style does stand out, even among other LEGO games. Just like the film, the game very much still looks like it is still made of LEGO bricks while still having its own unique look and feel.

As far as visual differences between different consoles go, the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4 versions are all more or less identical. The graphics do look a little sharper on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, but not really at a level where it's all that notable.

The portable versions of the game on 3DS and Vita are completely different from the console and PC versions of the game as usual, but if you've played the portable versions before you pretty much know what to expect.

At the end of the day, if you're looking for a LEGO game to break the mould and really try something exciting and new - that's not here. If you're looking for something to add on to the experience of the movie with some more story and fun additions to the plot, that's not here either. Everything in The LEGO Movie Videogame is something that you more than likely already expect. However, if you're looking for a fun co-op game in the vein of all the other LEGO games that have come before, this is very much that. No matter how tired the formula gets over the years, these remain fun.

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Posted:
2012-10-11

scrogg

Super Gamer Dude

Nintendo DS

6.5

For those who have been looking forward to the newest instalment of the WarioWare franchise, the new DS version WarioWare: Touched! is just the right thing. This is an exciting game similar to the older version but the control depends a lot on the D pad or touch screen for the controls. Unfortunately, the very thing that should have made it exciting, the touch pad, is also the very reason why this version is not up to par as the rest of the versions.

The story line remains basically the same as the others: there is still Wario who loves money and in Touched! he gets entangled in some new dual screen handheld game which he quickly uses to set his old plan moving by exploiting the others to create some micro games which he can use to achieve his own end making more money for himself. Touched! does not really have a great story line, strictly speaking, but each of the micro games has its own character and each of these have their own introductions that details the level of their skills.

The gameplay itself remains true to the WarioWare franchise and it is the job of the gamer to succeed in each of the games one after the other. The gamer never really knows which game they are going to play next. Each of the games has their own tasks to be completed which involve the full use of the touch screen and the DS microphone. There is a lot of popping to be done from balloons to bubbles.

There are a variety of games involved, not just the popping, there is also the poking, the dragging and the drawing competitions. This is easily done by a gamer who is fast and furious even in the stress of the game but for those who are unaccomplished in using the stylus and the touch screen, it can take a bit of getting used to as well as learning how to speed up the newly found touch screen skill. And this is where the disappointment is.

The WarioWare: Touched! is amply titled because it leans too much on the use of the touch screen. Of course the touching is great for those who are really used to it, but it can get pretty monotonous after a time and the boredom setting in when touching the screen could go against the gameplay itself. And of course there would be the frustration for those who are not fans of the touch control system. There is another instalment coming in which has already been out in Japan, WarioWare: Twisted. It is better to wait for that version rather than taking too much to heart on this one.

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Posted:
2012-10-12

scrogg

Super Gamer Dude

Nintendo DS

6.4

You get even the best package by buying on the Nintendo DS with the two-game compilation of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and Puzzle Kombat, which acts as an extra in the Mortal Kombat: Deception.

In the MK series, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 was the latest 2D game and in fact, the fastest of the cluster. Among the great things about Ultimate MK 3 is that there is a run button, boost up combo system, and a number of exciting characters. All packed with fun at the same time maintaining the digital and photographic look of the game. The charactersÂ’ move even got interesting along with animations, leaving usual fatalities, banality, and damage. Fatalities and action moves have even become more wild and extreme. However, Ultimate MK 3 is not as serious and fatal as the previous MK games. Instead, this series is goofier, fun, and way better among the 2D fighters in its contemporary.

On the other hand, there is a big catch to the Ultimate MK 3. The MK series has been encumbered as among the worst computer fighters in the history of the gameÂ’s genre. In however easy the previous fights were, the artificial intelligence always resorts to the win mode and will eventually react to each single thing. The very realistic way to achieve triumph in this game is to exploit the gameÂ’s reactive nature and having to trick it.

Moreover, you can always play on multiplayer against the other person with the use of a single copy of the game but the characters will be limited. Thus, this is not really feasible for the prolonged excitement. You will also need two game copies for you to play it correctly, and better yet, you can also play the game online. Particularly, the online computer mode will work really well and the matches with against other opponents are actually without distinct latency. The game also keeps track of the rating and the score, as well as your losses and wins. There is also a match-up opportunity against your friends through the basic friend-code system and jump next to random players which can also be applied to the Puzzle Kombat.

Lastly, the Puzzle Kombat forms a blocks-and-crash-gems puzzle game. It is even an effective rip-off Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo. Mortal Kombat combatants can even pull out various special moves through filling a meter. These special moves will also include the ability to mess up the pit of your opponent. Although the puzzle game can be quite boring, this will be your bonus to the Mortal Kombat: Deception which is the part of the game but just with various modes.

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Posted:
2012-10-15

scrogg

Super Gamer Dude

Nintendo DS

7.3

The game starts you off with Rayman and everyone else around locked in cages. A pirate by the name of Razorbeard has taken everyone prisoner and broken what is known as the Heart of the World into a thousand pieces. Fortunately, RaymanÂ’s buddy Murfy wasnÂ’t captured, and he tells Rayman that heÂ’ll need to collect the 1,000 Lums that are the pieces of the Heart of the World, as well as acquire four masks that will let you summon a creature known as Polokus. That means youÂ’ll be traveling through the levels of the game world, fighting enemies, collecting orbs and other power-ups, and having conversations with the many hilarious denizens of the world.

The controls to play the game are pretty simple. Rayman is directed through use of either the D-pad or the touch screen. Pushing A activates an attack, and pushing B allows Rayman to either jump or fly. Locking on to enemies is done with the R button. The method of combat in the game is done well, with your shots automatically being directed at the enemy that is closest to you as long as youÂ’re aiming somewhere in the vicinity. The different speeds of walking that were usable with the analog controller are ported to this version too. By taking the stylus and moving it a distance from the center, players are able to control whether Rayman tiptoes, walks, or runs.

As you play through the game, the weapons and skills that Rayman has available to him can be upgraded. Right from the get-go, though, he has the capabilities to run, helicopter in midair, and fire off energy bursts out of his fists. All that can be upgraded, and he also gets the capability to make it rain. He can move around the environments pretty much however he wants, even to the point of jumping up and pulling himself up ledges and diving into pools of water.

The graphics for Rayman DS have to be one of the most striking things about the game. The three-dimensional characters and levels are gorgeous, and enjoyable in their goofiness. There are tons of things to interact with on every level, and the animations of your characters interacting with them are diverse and interesting to watch. In fact, there are lots of different animations for every character, and all of them are visually interesting. There is also an enormous draw distance in the game, which sometimes makes things look a little blocky close-up, but allows your character to see far in the distance. Occasionally, the camera does aim at nothing, or fail to respond to your wishes, ending with you dead.

Despite that minor gripe, Rayman DS is a fun, expansive take on the originals. Fans of the first two or owners of a DS will enjoy the game, though maybe not as much as on other systems.

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Posted:
2012-10-23

scrogg

Super Gamer Dude

Nintendo DS

6.1

Just like any other virtual pet game, you begin as the excited kid with his very first pet and has a lot of NPCs who will teach you how to feed your dog, take care of it and many more. Basically, all the elements of a virtual dog game is here, arranged in distinction into a ring shaped menu for simple touch screen access to the numerous activities. What makes the game unique is the motivation to earn more and more diverse costumes for your dog to don. This can be made possible through participating in the mini-games.

There are 16 mini-games and every successful completion of the quotas will allow you to earn cash to purchase the most recent outfits in the fashion boutique for dogs. These mini-games will include several standard puppy activities like going for walks, running as well as jumping. Others include card-matching and some sports designs which are simplified to make use of the stylus in the most fundamental of ways. The designs of the Petz Dogz Fashion are not just additions; they are certainly the central part of the product.

You will also find in Petz Dogz Fashion, the very interesting minigame called Pup Catch where the fetch design that is Frisbee-tossing is significantly the DS equivalent of the Disc Dog for Nintendo. This will soon be featured in the upcoming sequel for Wii sports. As soon as you have earned sufficient money by way of scoring baskets, fetching Frisbees and feed your dog with hot ramen noodles, you will soon realize that available fashion is reasonably extensive. This will comprise everything from hats to sunglasses, collars and fascinating Holiday boots. Every chic item is available in various colors making fashion more and more extensive.

In terms of the presentation, the menu options of the game is organized in an elegant and appealing ring system which will spin both on and off the screen making it simple to maneuver. Due to the graphics which is uniquely presented, Petz Dogz Fashion is far more superior than the other previous games. Furnished with hard mini-games and is typically concentrated in fashion, it is playable but not that astonishing. Even if depth is present along with an ample assortment of apparel and accessory items, it still needs more to be at par with other virtual pet games.

What you may find in interesting in the game is the selling point that is filled with clothes, hats, shirts and little diamonds, but if the concept of imitating a celebrity and dressing your own virtual dog seemed unappealing , then it is best to look for another video game apart from Pets Dogz Fashion.


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