Lego the Incredibles is not the first release that uses a movie franchise and turns it into a popular construction toy-themed game. Over the years, we had the opportunity to play Lego Lord of the Rings, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and Indiana Jones. Some of these had great success, while others received mixed reviews by the players. Let’s take a look at what is in store for Lego The Incredibles.
The Familiar Concept All Over Again
Bluntly put, you should expect a similar game experience as with other Lego-themed games. You will use the specific strengths of each individual character to fight enemies, solve puzzles, and destroy the settings. In this case, you control the Parr family, which means that the Elastigirl will utilize her rubber limbs, while brute strength will be the main ability of Mr. Incredible.
As expected, you will have the most fun if you play Lego the Incredibles in co-op. The players can combine powers of different characters, which is a chance for some family bonding during playtime. The game features something we haven’t seen so far – special sections where players build stuff together. It makes you unusually proud to know that you have managed to build a fire extinguisher or a buzz saw with your in-game partner. Despite this small addition, it seems like there are not enough new features for this game to be a unique experience. The only thing that makes it different from other editions is that its settings are based on The Incredibles.
Beware of Spoilers!
You might have watched the first movie in the series, but missed the second one. If that is the case, be aware that the in-game story is exactly the same as the movies and contains many of the same scenes. In fact, Lego The Incredibles combines a plot from both films, although in a reversed manner. That means you will first play the story from the second movie and then continue with the initial film.
During your journey, you will also come across other characters from the Pixar world, such as Dory from Finding Nemo. When it comes to graphics, it is a nice combination of the two main themes found in the title. Municiberg is visually beautiful with a combination of futuristic and retroelements. You can explore the city looking for mini-quests and other challenges or just enjoy the surroundings. There are some glitches here and there, but that is also to be expected from a Lego game.