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What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Features strong themes of friendship, teamwork, with players encouraged to help those in need. Also encourages use of creativity and imagination to overcome obstacles.
Positive Role Models
Most characters are generally heroic and helpful. Emmet is a particularly upbeat, helpful character, keeping his positive outlook in almost every situation and spotlighting the importance of friendship.
Ease of Play
Gameplay represents a drastic change from previous Lego games, following a more open-world formula similar to Lego Worlds. Players use numerous tools to scan, paint, build with Lego bricks, as well as interact more directly with environment (and other characters) in variety of ways.
Violence & Scariness
Players run through stages destroying and rebuilding the environment while fighting against enemy characters using everything from fists and swords to guns and explosives. But violence is portrayed in cartoonish, slapstick manner, with no blood or graphic injuries. Destruction in game is represented as toys falling apart into Lego pieces and studs.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Lego Movie 2 Videogame is an open-world-style action/adventure game available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows-based PCs. The game is based on the feature film of the same name, with players loosely following the events of the movie. Themes of friendship, teamwork, and helping others take center stage, with players helping out characters by completing requests and missions. Players use a variety of special tools to scan, paint, and build Lego items, using their "Master Builder" skills to overcome obstacles. It's a drastic change from previous Lego games and a more challenging and creative experience. There's a fair amount of cartoonish violence and destruction, but nothing extreme or graphic. Instead, defeated enemies and destroyed objects simply break apart into Lego bits before vanishing from the screen. Under the CCPA law you have the right to protect your personal information. Make a Do Not Sell request to The Lego Movie 2 Videogame.
Is It Any Good?
Emmet, Lucy, and the rest of the crew from The Lego Movie are back for an all-new big-screen adventure, and with it comes a brand-new video game as well. This time around, though, The Lego Movie 2 Videogame is an adventure that challenges you to tap into your inner Master Builder like never before. The gameplay ditches the usual linear mission-based action of previous Lego titles in favor of a more open-world style that gives players the freedom to follow their own path and build their own creations. The game still keeps a lot of the arcade action and platforming elements, but adds extra tools and skills that allow players to collect and manipulate Lego bricks and pieces, building their own custom content to help Emmet and his friends.
If you've played Lego Worlds before, you'll instantly recognize the new elements in The Lego Movie 2 Videogame. Players use a scanner to add Lego pieces and structures to their inventory, using studs collected through gameplay to unlock scanned items for use. It can take a little extra time to learn how to use the new tools and to navigate the build system, but it's not too complicated and winds up being a lot of fun. Along the way, there are characters scattered around with requests for players to complete. These missions range from simple collection quests to huge boss battles. The story moves along with cinematic cutscenes as players travel through the Systar System to other worlds. What makes this interesting is how the creative freedom and story elements still manage to fit together to give kids the chance to relive the events of the movie and to have their own unique experience at the same time. Instead of simply watching the story unfold, The Lego Movie 2 Videogame lets kids tap into their imagination as a part of the story and feel like a true Master Builder in the process.
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