Review: The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame (PlayStation 4)
Bricksburg is in ruins and Emmet’s friends have been taken! Team up with Emmet and a host of heroic characters to save their friends from the strange inhabitants of the Systar System. Journey into outer space, discover new worlds and test your Master Building skills.
- Crisp HD graphics.
- 10.24GB download size.
- Platinum trophy.
- Colorblind support.
- Open world gameplay. Take missions from within the world.
- Subtitles on/off and set the text size.
- Autosaves regularly.
- Masterpieces–collect and earn these to unlock planets.
- Pause menu- tutorial log, time played, game completion percentage, overall progress and stud amount.
- HUD interface can be turned on/off.
- Minimap can be enlarged.
- Relics- different colors for different things. Green-items, purple-characters, blue-construction kits, Gold (mega) anything and super relic (red)super variants.
- Humor throughout.
- Combat is the same except the pull of connecting with enemies seems a lot stronger.
- Build attack-special move that charges up and triggers a QTE aoe attack.
- Blocks- you collect these and use them for crafting.
- Discovery chests are hidden in the world.
- Drop in/out co-op. Local.
- A bold new direction for the series.
- Easy trophy list.
- New tools- scanner to scan for new builds, sticker gun, and more.
- A lot of cameos.
- Boss fights.
- Customize character is back, you have to unlock the parts.
- Super builder–build big structures instantly.
- The building is the same as before, pay the crafting cost and have the instructions.
- The story is told like a narrated book.
- Universe– the main hub of planets. Collect master bricks to open up new worlds to explore.
- Much more engaging experience.
- Tons of replayability.
- Tons of side missions.
- Vehicles can be built for faster traversal.
- Worlds encourage exploration.
- Water- you can now swim and dive underwater.
- Only one control layout.
- Long load times.
- Can’t skip cutscenes first time around.
- A lot of screen tearing, it is constant.
- No quick character swap, you have to press a button to bring up a table of them.
- Texture pop in.
- Main characters hardly speak and particular Emmet who just grunts.
- Unskippable opening intro.
- Overall the atmosphere is flat. The worlds are big but just have no life or music.
- Customized characters don’t show in cutscenes.
- Got stuck in buildings a few times.
- Full of fetch quests.
- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 7/107/10
- Accessability - 9/109/10
- Length - 9/109/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
I have said it for years and now I can finally say it, Lego games have evolved and I enjoyed it! For too long all games felt the same with just a few new additions. Here we get a complete rehaul of the formula. Lego movie 2 is an open world game, you can play how you want, explore the many many worlds that are on offer and more. Now let’s calm down a bit for as good as it is, Lego movie 2 on my PlayStation 4 Pro ran terrible! Constant screen tearing and slowdown, it proper urt me eyes. Also if you have played Lego worlds (Minecraft inspired Lego game) you will see a lot of its elements in this game and that includes the super builds and how the worlds are created. Not a bad thing, just an observation. Back to it and I did enjoy my time with Lego movie 2, I just wish it didn’t run so bad.