A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The game is a fighting game, so the goal is to vanquish players on other teams, but you do work alongside others to accomplish your goals.
Positive Role Models
Characters don't really have backstories or develop into anything because there's no plot.
Ease of Play
The controls take some getting used to, but they're not overly complex.
Violence & Scariness
It's nonstop fighting, but all of the violence is cartoonish at worst, as characters use Lego weapons to defeat enemies.
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Products & Purchases
Based on Lego toys, which have spawned games, books, movies, tv shows, and more.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
The charm of the Lego game universe is undeniable, so it's understandable that Lego fans would be thrilled to play a game in that world with lots of fighting action. Lego Brawls is goofy, fast-paced, family friendly fun that's a nice balance of action and humor. There's also a nice progression, in that you build up your character's abilities and weapons as you play more frequently. This leads to 'super weapons' that make you a more effective fighter (like a carrot gun) but are meant to evoke laughts. (It's one of the few games to weaponize a guitar, for instance.) And before you even join your first fight, there's a very rich character creation tool that lets you individualize your brawler.
The controls are a bit hard to grasp at first, though. Swiping a screen and fighting can be a challenging combination, which may make you want to use a game controller instead. At least there's a solo level, allowing you to practice those skills, which will give you a better chance in an actual game. It's a notable concern, but it's one that diminishes as you log extra time breaking apart rival Legos. Lego Brawls is one of those fun title that kids and parents can gather around a tablet or phone and have a great time fighting and laughing over.
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