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June 15, 2024

Movement Across the Globe

LEGO games have existed for a long time now and they’ve developed throughout the years — not overtly much, however, why change what works.

Traveller’s Tales started their LEGO adventure with LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, which became a MASSIVE hit, prompting, only a year later, its sequel, LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. Only a single year later, the collective (or so it was) Star Wars franchise was put into one game, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga.

And Star Wars fans all rejoiced. However, TT Games soon pretty much took over every popular movie franchise and “LEGO-fied” them. This list includes, but is not limited to:

LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures | LEGO Batman: The Video Game | LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues | LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 | LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars | LEGO Legends of Chima | LEGO City Undercover | LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game | LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 | LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes | LEGO The Lord of the Rings | LEGO Harry Potter: Collection | LEGO Marvel Super Heroes | LEGO The Hobbit | LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham | LEGO Dimensions | LEGO Marvel’s Avengers | LEGO Worlds LEGO NINJAGO Movie Videogame | LEGO Jurassic World | LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens | LEGO Movie Videogame | LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 | LEGO The Incredibles (coming soon) | LEGO DC Super-Villains (coming soon)

God… that’s a lot of LEGO games… and I nearly have them all… What? I liked LEGO. Well, that’s 13 years of “LEGO-fying” movie franchises. But today, we are only talking about one in particularly: LEGO The Incredibles.

LEGO The Incredibles

Between the collective efforts from both Disney and Pixar, we’re on the verge of experiencing the sequel to this scene.

I’m not saying that people have high expectations… but they have. However, I feel if anyone can pull something off, it’s either Disney or Pixar — and with the combined power of both? Well, yep. You’ve got yourself an A-OK film!

So now, we’re not only getting a movie sequel, which has, by every mean, an incredible hype to live up to — but also it’s LEGO video game tie-in by TT Games, which not only explores the first movie’s story and quirks but also it’s coming sequel!

LEGO The Incredibles is out the 14TH OF JULY on all consoles: the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and the PC!

Let’s have a look at the announcement trailer and then talk about it!

And let’s have a look at the launch trailer!

Well, the few things we should notice is that…

#1 There’s not a lot we get out of the trailer aside of:

  • Both of The Incredibles movies will be featured (in some regard).
  • It will feature all the known protagonists, Bob, Helen, Dashiell, and Violet Parr along with the still very-known side characters, Edna Mode and Frozone.
  • Maybe it’ll feature fewer characters all-around.

#2 We need to use a combination of the Parr family to solve the puzzles.

  • “Players are encouraged to work together by combining the Parr family’s abilities. […] Playing through the game requires teamwork.”

#3 There are going to be jokes.

All joking aside, the thing I believe we should take away from both the trailers — but also just what the general setting and cast are hinting it — is that we’re not going to have a 160 character roster, but more a “unique” roster. Fewer, but more developed characters with maybe a bit more intricate powers and abilities.

It’s, at least, what I’m getting from the trailers — maybe hoping for. Ultimately, I believe the game is still going to be good, comic-y, and worthwhile a good laugh.

However, I do think that if they added another level of depth, the genre of the LEGO games — the past games’ repetitiveness — could and would fade, if not disappear in total.

What Can We Expect?

Besides LEGO bricks and LEGO people… the game will feature an “expansive hub world” where the player, either by him/her/henself or with friends can team up and go on different missions or visit distinct districts called, “Crime Waves”!

Whether it’s tricky puzzles, fighting one of the Crime Waves’ villains, or just unlocking collectibles, be sure that your adventure will feature fun and lots of humour — LEGO humour!

Of course, we’ll also be able to create our own and unique hero with the aid of Edna “E” Mode. And not only will be able to dress our hero, we’ll also be able to customize his/her/hens different abilities.

But that’s the facts and my honest thoughts! What about you? Are you excited for this LEGO game instalment? Tell me in the comments below!


Frederik Becker 

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