The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame Review

Site Score
7.0
Good: Combat is satisfying, Plenty of collectibles, Co-Op is fun, Lots of funny moments
Bad: Frame rate issues can be annoying, Poor camera controls, Story is weak
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9.0
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With the recent release of The LEGO Ninjago Movie in theaters, it’s pretty obvious that a videogame adaptation would be released alongside it. Since this is one of the many videogame adaptations based on a LEGO movie, there are things that many fans have been clamoring to know – that’s whether or not the game has something new to offer. Fortunately, Traveller’s Tale manages to craft a fun LEGO game for all, despite its flaws.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame is a game based on the movie of the same name. For LEGO fans who have already watched the movie, they might have a hard time enjoying the game as the plot is pretty much in-line with the movie. While that may be a bad thing, the game somehow manages to capture the humor and the atmosphere on some of the game’s cutscenes, which is derived from the movie itself. For those who have not watched the movie, players will play as the famed Ninjas of Ninjago as they defend their city from Lord Garmedon. Players will play through several levels based on the movie locales. For those expecting a meaty story, this game doesn’t have it as it’s pretty much light-hearted and can be dragging as you are nearing the end. The only thing that makes the game’s story worth seeing are the funny moments.

When it comes to the gameplay, fans will be have a lot of fun especially in the field of combat. Similar to the combat of Rocksteady’s Batman Arkham games, the famed Ninjas of Ninjago are now able to execute a few combo variations. Some Ninjas that you get to play as can perform acrobatic maneuvers making the combat somewhat satisfying. The combos that the Ninjas get to execute are from varied martial art styles. From a few art styles, my favorite is the Stinging Bee or the Rushing Boar. In addition to the combos, the enemies AI are more smarter where they will block your movies if they notice you have been using the same moves.

To even further make the combos more deadly, players can purchase upgrades from the skill tree available. By using ‘Ninjanuity Tokens’ that are acquired by doing certain activities in-game, players are able to buy numerous upgrade that varies from increasing the overall damage or causing enemies to erupt in a fountain of studs upon death.

Aside from story missions, there are other things that you can do in the game and that includes exploring through the areas you already unlocked and do sidequests. With many characters that you can unlock, each of them have their own specific powers that you can use to uncover certain things in the game. As you unlock more characters in-game, it’s recommended that you go back to the previous areas that you’ve already been through as there’s a chance a new path might show up, opening access to further new content.

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame Review, 9.0 out of 10 based on 2 ratings
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