Review:LEGO The Incredibles (PlayStation 4)

Experience the thrilling adventures of the Parr family as they conquer crime and family life through both Disney-Pixar films The Incredibles and Incredibles 2, in a LEGO world full of fun and humor.

Pros:

  • HD Crisp graphics.
  • 20.02 GB download size.
  • Tutorial- Little animation in a window bottom left with button prompts, But you can full screen that window. This way you can keep playing but still learn.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Cool end of level breakdown as it is presented like a newspaper with multiple articles.
  • Drop in/out local co-op.
  • Studs- collect them by breaking things, Building things, Killing things. They full a bar which gives a gold brick at the end. If you are a returning player, Same stuff as all the previous games.
  • Incredibricks- Collect special incredibricks and then you can build special locations/objects in the city or mission specific objects in the story mode.
  • Open world city hub world. Here you have activities, Hidden collectibles, Incredibrick locations. You can mark the map and have a stud line to direct you.
  • Crime waves- Side missions that are presented as a breaking news segment. These are proper mini missions with set goals and rewards.
  • Areas on the map need to be visited not only trigger the crime waves but also unlock fast travel.
  • Mini bags- Kind of like a loot box, You can buy them with studs but ultimately you earn them by doing missions and side quests. There are tiers to the bags- silver, gold etc. You get a random mini figure from the pack and that in turn unlocks the ability to play as them and also customize options.
  • Same controls as always AKA easy controls.
  • Tons of replayability.
  • Easy to play.
  • Do what you want and play how you want. You can ignore the main story for large portions of time.
  • Map- Shows bricks, Missions, special builds etc. You have a mini-map and the big map can be viewed as a 2D or 3D world.
  • Fast travel is near instant.
  • Red bricks- Unlock game modifiers like infinite health, Mini kit detector etc.
  • Map areas show your progress in regards to missions and collectibles.
  • Parr family- Each is unique and really mixes up the gameplay.
  • The city has different styles and weather so it all fits but feels different.
  • Save and exit option.
  • A lot of Disney Cameos.
  • Vehicles- Can buy and spawn them whenever you are in the city.
  • Little loading times between missions.
  • A huge array of superheroes and villains.
  • Takes parts from both Incredible movies.
  • The character creator is back.
  • Mini kits- Each level has them and you collect them to build unique builds.
  • The game has secrets from levels to more.

Cons:

  • Not original voices.
  • Some of the jokes fall flat.
  • Cutscenes lack any oompf or action, It just feels flat.
  • Cant skip cutscenes or breaking news.
  • No online co-op.
  • Camera control is slow.
  • Can feel overwhelmed in the city with all these icons and pop-ups.
  • Driving is really tricky.
  • Slight pop in.
  • Long loading times when you get one especially three first initial load.
  • Plays just the same as all the previous games.

The Numbers:
  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.6/10

Summary

Whilst it does have a few new tricks under its sleeve, You are in essence just getting the same Lego game again with a different cast. That’s fine for some and not for others. I personally am getting a bit fatigued with the series but this one kept my attention for a bit longer. Maybe its the world or the Disney cameo extras? I tell you what though it wasn’t the story or the cutscenes as to me they were a huge step back, Just flat and quiet even on action intense scenes. Could be just me but every cutscene I would just check my fone instead. Away from that it’s a Lego game and with that you get easy controls, Fun level variety and a lot of building, You just have to decide if you like the Parr family enough to jump in and collect bricks again?

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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