Tuesday, 19 June 2018 17:45

REVIEW: Lego: The Incredibles (Xbox One)

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I have been a fan of the Lego video games for a while now. While I never really enjoyed the ones where there was only grunting in place of actual voice acting, since the introduction of actual voices and story cut-scenes, the Lego series of games have only gotten better.

If you have never played any of the Lego series of games because you think they are for kids only, do yourself a favour and give them a go. I recommend Lego City Undercover or Lego Superheroes. Otherwise go straight for the newest iteration, Lego: The Incredibles.

I personally have never watched the animated show “The Incredibles”. It never interested me and none of my kids have asked to watch them either. However, you don’t need to have watched it to enjoy the Lego game.

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Using the same tried and true formula of Lego Superheros 1 & 2, LEGO: THE INCREDIBLES is a story-based game that allows free play on each level as you complete them. You can play single player or local co-op. I usually play local co-op with my almost-5-year-old son. He used to button-bash, but now he is good at these games. The beauty of the newer Lego series of games is that they are kid-friendly enough to allow your kids to enjoy them without too much frustration, but still adult friendly enough that they are not too easy to just cruise on through.

Starting off the game, you are given a live tutorial (a tutorial that is part of the game rather than a separate mode) to teach you the basics. You will need to utilise each of your characters special abilities to progress through the game. Playing co-op does make it more enjoyable being able to work together, but single player is fun all the same.


Some gameplay I took while playing with my son:


As you progress, you unlock more and more characters. Being as it is based on the The Incredibles, clearly you are going to unlock their family of characters first.

After playing LS2 and being spoilt for choice in terms of playable characters, I did not think I would enjoy LEGO: THE INCREDIBLES as much, I guess I just figured there would be only a small number of playable characters to choose from. But in true Lego form, I was happily proven wrong. While there is no-where-near as many as LS2, there are still 119 playable characters.

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Aside from the main storyline, there are side missions and hidden puzzles to complete. Don’t be fooled in thinking the game is over once the story is complete. Each level has puzzles or side missions that can only be completed in free play mode as you will need different characters to destroy or open different areas to complete these. Just like in LS2, even though I have beaten Kang and finished the main story, the game is still only 39% complete. That’s after my son & I have pumped around 50 hours in to the game.

Some of the puzzles you will come across will be too simple and just not challenging, but as always, there are those other puzzles that will have you scratching your head for a short while too. Lego games seem to have just that right balance in game to make the game not just fun, but challenging enough to get that extra enjoyment out it.

Lego games it seems, are somewhat underrated at times and LEGO: THE INCREDIBLES adds to an already strong library of games in the Lego arsenal. LEGO: THE INCREDIBLES is fun for all ages and an enjoyment to play from start to finish regardless if you have watched “The Incredibles” or not.


Additional Info

  • Review Score: 4.5 / 5.0
  • Release Date: Jun 15, 2018
  • Platform: PC, PS4, XBOX ONE, Nintendo Switch
  • Age Rating: E10+
  • Developer: TT Games
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Genre: Action / Adventure