Lego The Incredibles Review

by admin June 22, 2018 at 1:14 pm

After Star Wars and Marvel Cinematic Universe got the Lego treatment, developer Traveller’s Tales turns its attention to The Incredibles with Lego The Incredibles for PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC. If you’ve played any of the past games that adapted movies to its brick-fuelled aesthetic, you’ll know exactly what to expect. And if you haven’t well, Lego The Incredibles lets you wreak havoc through 12 levels spanning the original movie and The Incredibles 2 that’s in theatres this week. You’ll solve puzzles, partake in thrilling sequences, and beat down evil henchmen aplenty all while swapping between multiple characters from the franchise.

The familiarity is tempered with the decision to have the game begin with the events of The Incredibles 2 rather than the first movie, letting you access the latter later on. It’s a perplexing choice as it ends up making significant reveals feel hollow; for example, you learn about the origins of Jack-Jack’s superpowers after you’ve spent the entire game using them.

While it may have been a bold, subversive idea on paper, the execution leaves a lot to be desired. Perhaps it was an attempt on banking on what’s fresh for audiences now given that the second movie is out at the moment, but it falls flat as it impacts gameplay as well. Your heroes are more powerful early on than they are towards the end making the experience not as enjoyable as it could be.