LEGO Ninjago will soon be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One PC and the Nintendo Switch and was developed by TT Fusion.
The LEGO games have been going since the PlayStation 2 days and I can honestly say I haven’t gotten bored of any of them, each new release comes as a nice treat and the platforming is just a delightful and joyful experience. As LEGO games evolved more and more was added but nothing felt like a major addition until LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens. I feel TT Fusion has really stepped up there game in recent LEGO game releases. The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game really says to me that LEGO in the gaming world still has a lot to show and I really can’t wait to see the future of the titles because LEGO Ninjago has really kicked up the standard.
The game is based on the movie, Lord Garmadon is here to try and overthrow the city once again but the Ninjago team is there to stop him. At first they stop him but unfortunately for the Ninja’s it goes terribly wrong. The story follows very closely to the movie as it should because it’s in the title. I had no issues with the story I quite enjoyed the cutscenes and it felt like I was actually getting to play the movie, it was very close to the real thing. Gameplay, as mentioned before in the last couple years more elements, have been added frequently and each addition changes it for the better. The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game really adds quite a bit of new material that kept it fresh throughout. There are plenty of puzzles to take on, many action sequences and a lot of tasks to complete for those completionists who want to unlock everything. There is also a lot of customisation options so you can play as your favourite characters. The game is a decent length and has a lot to do so it will keep players busy for a long while. Another great addition is that instead of the basic character moves in other games, LEGO Ninjago adds a varied amount of moves to really experiment and mess around with, it definitely adds a lot of new ways to play.
Visually the title is stunning, it really brought LEGO to life. I feel the reason it looked and performed so well was that with the technology of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and being primarily on those consoles it let them push the boat a lot further, the visuals, the cutscenes all stunning, I felt like my LEGO Minifigures had come to life and I was playing with them in-game. I’d say the only downside visually is that there is a lot going on and sometimes it could get a little overwhelming.
I had a lot of fun, the LEGO games never fail to disappoint and if this is the standard of LEGO games now and in the future, I cannot wait for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. Even if you aren’t a LEGO Ninjago fan it’s still a decent game that really holds up. I seriously recommend it to any child or platformer fan because there is a lot to do.