Lego and video games are two of my favourite things. So when they get mashed together, of course I’d be all over that. The Lego games have a special place in my heart. I played the original Lego Star Wars game when it came out and thought it was the best thing ever. I fell in love with Lego Marvel Superheroes and played some of these games religiously during my entire school career. The mix of action and puzzle solving and the hub worlds were meshed so well together. While I get the sense the lack of online co-op hurts these games, I really like what we get with them. Currently, I am playing Lego DC Super Villains and while I’m not the biggest expert on the world of DC, I am enjoying it. The best thing for me about the Lego games is collecting characters. In real life, I collect action figures as well as Lego Mini-figures. In fact, I have a case above my bed where I store my little Lego people.
So the idea of running around and collecting various characters is one of the biggest draws to these games, and don’t even get me started on the humour. These games are known for their ridiculous jokes and often times parody the franchise they are based on.
I’ve had many laughs while playing these games and I’ve had a lot of fun when running around as a little block person, doing missions and collecting all of those studs to unlock even more characters and vehicles. These games can be challenging at times and I have found myself momentarily stuck at a puzzle before finally figuring it out and feeling so dumb for not figuring it out sooner. But it’s the fun of it that brings me back. I used to love starting bar fights in the Cantina in Lego Star Wars. Pairing two enemies together and doing missions or just running around with a goal of a certain amount of studs for a much desired character. I’m in my late 20’s now and I’ll probably be playing these Lego games for as long as they release them.