Parents' Guide to

The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Lego martial arts action packs a punch but lacks depth.

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age 6+

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age 6+

Great for kids

Great for kids, nothing bad!

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Our review:
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This action/adventure game manages to capture the action of the movie perfectly, but its lack of depth won't keep players interested for long. Lego is no stranger to tapping into kids' imagination and bringing them into all kinds of worlds: science fiction, fantasy, comic books, pop culture. There's no genre untouched by the colorful plastic building blocks. The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game, based on the recent big-screen adventures of Lego's masters of Spinjitsu, drops players into a world of martial arts and mystic powers, with a sense of humor that's sharper than a ninja's katana.

While The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game follows the general formula of the rest of the Lego games, there are a few tweaks and additions meant to make it stand out. For starters, this game is a lot more combat-focused than others. Players zip back and forth between enemies, building up combos in fluid motions, and taking out enemies in fight scenes that would do a martial arts movie proud. The Battle Maps are a fun way to duke it out with friends and family, and the Challenge Dojo helps players perfect their ninja reflexes. Still, even with the new modes, the game feels small in comparison to other Lego games. The cast of characters, though diverse, feels light, and the story mode can be completed start-to-finish in a day. It's not that the game is bad, it's just that it doesn't feel like there's enough of it.

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