Incredible or not-so incredible?
Lego The Incredibles, a new video game where players take control of their favourite Incredibles characters in unforgettable scenes and action sequences from both Disney Pixar films, The Incredibles and the upcoming The Incredibles 2. The game encourages players to work together by combining the Parr family’s abilities and unique powers to conquer crime and family life in a LEGO world full of fun and humour. With Lego The Incredibles, fans can experience the non-stop action from both movies while fighting crime together as a super hero family. In Lego The Incredibles, players explore action-packed story levels and an epic hub world, including Municiberg and New Urbem, as they use their unique super abilities to bring the city’s villains to justice
I have to admit I haven’t actually seen The Incredibles or it’s sequel, but it is on my to-do list after playing the game and enjoying what I saw. As an actual Lego game though, does it break the mould or does it play it safe?
The game takes you through both films with it’s unique brand of humour and typical collecting, solving puzzles and so on. The traditional Lego formula is in full force here and it’s clearly more aimed towards a much younger audience as there are much fewer open world puzzles, simpler objectives and quite a lot of QTEs for that “cinematic experience”. Not that I’m opposed to QTEs, I just think they’ve overdone them for the game.
Lego The Incredibles is best played in co-op and it’s one of the few Lego games to have no Season Pass, something I was shocked and relieved to see. The Lego games will always be satisfying to play, even if this is perhaps the least inspiring of them, I’d just like the games to take a risk now and then…add a new gameplay element unseen before in the series or even some kind of competitive mini-games.
Visually, the game looks impressive and runs at a smooth framerate. I honestly can’t fault it in terms of performance, soundtrack or the voice-acting. The levels look great and the character animations are typical of the franchise.
Lego The Incredibles plays it safe with the Lego license, but it’s still a fun experience that is clearly aimed at the younger gamer. Please add something new next time TT Games!