LEGO The Incredibles Video Game Review
The latest LEGO video game from TT Games is based on the Disney Pixar characters, The Incredibles, retelling the stories from the original movie and the brand new sequel.
If you’ve ever played a LEGO game before, you’ll know what to expect, it’s got plenty of studs to collect, things to break and rebuild plus the unique style and humour that TT Games bring to their projects, as their passion and respect for source material comes through.
This is probably the closest thing we’ve seen in a while to a traditional “movie tie-in” Video Game, which was a huge thing during the 80’s and 90’s, before becoming out dated in the 2000’s due to too many poor quality titles being made, resulting in audiences being wary of anything movie based. Which is where TT Games excel at, they get who the audience for these games are, families and children. Which sadly too few game companies seem to understand or now chase easier versions through mobile games, making this new Incredibles game stand out.
The Incredibles game is a perfect game for families and children, it’s simplistic but still offering a challenge to players. A player could sink a huge amount of hours into finding every collectible or unlocking every item, or simply have fun driving around the city fighting crime and going through the main story mode.
As you’d expect from a LEGO game, it features a massive cast of playable characters, though not as big as the roster in the recent Marvel or Star Wars titles, but I do question the need to have so many generic heroes and henchmen being playable, just because TT Games can let people play as them, doesn’t mean we should. I’d much rather have a much smaller roster of the core Incredibles characters and in all honestly, are the only ones I’ve really played with. The others have no appeal and seem nothing more than filler content.
Having played many LEGO video games in the past, I can’t help but compare them, especially the super hero titles like Marvel Super Heroes 2, Avengers and Dimensions, because simply put, they are the exact same game, but with different skins on the Incredibles. Especially with some of the unknown heroes, who aren’t major parts of the movie but are needed to make the puzzle elements of the levels stronger.
One way the game has been able to extend the lack of characters in the Incredibles, is by adding other Pixar characters from movies like Toy Story, Cars and Finding Dory. These really add another level to the collecting factor, especially as they have hidden areas based on these franchises in the open world. While I might not want to unlock every playable character in the game, I do want to unlock every Pixar character and I’m sure other players will want to do the same, which adds to the replay value of the game. This is the closest thing we are going to get to a “Pixar” LEGO game for a while, if ever.
TT Games have made some slight changes to the game engine, but they’ve just been tweaking the same style of game since the PlayStation 2 days. For younger fans, this won’t be much of a problem since they might not have played many, but for older fans, it’s hard to not feel a little underwhelmed with the lack of anything fresh or new.
The main story mode is a lot of fun to go through, though I would have preferred to have started with reenacting the original movie first, before jumping into the second movie, since it just felt odd, but that doesn’t take too much away from the experience.
Check out our recent podcast episode where I discussed the game with James:
OVERALL: The Incredibles game is a lot of fun, it has everything you’d want from a LEGO game, it’s a perfect title for children and families to play.
REVIEW SCORE: 7 out of 10
You can purchase this LEGO The Incredibles now from Amazon