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Published January 11th 2014
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LEGO: Movie Video Games - PS3 Game Review

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My top three LEGO videogames

We all like a couple of LEGO studs in our lives - especially if they're in the form of a movie inspired video game. I have to say that these games were definitely my favourites when I was younger. I have played many but not all of them so here are my top 3 LEGO movie video games.

No.1 Lord of the Rings

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LEGO Lord of the Rings - The Prancing Pony

Lord of the Rings - what would the world be like without Gandalf the Grey (probably the same, but anyway). Playing as Elendil or Elrond or Isildur against Sauron in the first level of a game - awesome! After the first level you get into the adventures of Frodo and Sam and play it till you chuck the One Ring into Mt Doom. You quickly get used to the simple and understandable controls that you use throughout the whole game for all the characters.

Lord of the Rings uses music directly from the movies and is one of the few LEGO games to have speaking minifigures. The voices and text were pulled straight from the movies, however have been used differently, which can be funny at times. The game itself looks fairly good and all the features of Lord of the Rings like the Shire and the Tower of Orthanc are instantly recognisable. This game isn't difficult but does give a bit of a challenge for some levels where you actually have to think instead of just seeing the answer straight away.

No.2 Harry Potter Years 5-7

LEGO Harry Potter Hermione Granger Ron Weasley
LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 - Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes

Ok, so this is number two, Harry Potter Years 5-7. In this one you start off where Harry is in the park with Dudley when the Dementors arrive. From there you play on through the Harry Potter story till the end. The control system in Harry Potter works well with the different spells that you have to use to complete levels by utilising R2 and L2 to cycle through them, or you can bring up the 'spell wheel' by holding down the triangle button. The music fits in well with situations you're in which can also be used to warn you of imminent danger that you don't know about yet. The sound effects for the environment are the classic LEGO sounds used throughout the whole LEGO series.

The character animation in Harry Potter 5-7 is pretty clever with things such as Death Eaters dropping from the sky and the environment and buildings look pretty good.The game isn't too challenging, however like some of the LEGO games it takes a long time to do anything, which can become extremely annoying.

No.3 Star Wars III, the Clone Wars

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LEGO Star Wars III the Clone Wars - Command Ship

If you have ever watched the Clone Wars TV series you're going to love this plastic version. You can play through levels from the entire seasons one and two plus some extra mini games that you have to unlock. The controls for this game are similar to the Lord of the Rings controls, however you are able to do different things using your lightsaber and the force. Many of the songs in Star Wars III are taken from key moments in the Clone Wars series.

As with the Harry Potter game textures the minifigures are really clever and the surroundings look really good. Star Wars III isn't challenging but can be tough at times if you don't think outside the box, and thankfully it doesn't take very long to complete something.

Overall these LEGO games are really good games and will definitely become classics in the future. They're great for people of all ages and the co-op is fantastic. If you want to check out some more LEGO games go to the ttgames website.
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Good choice Steven!

So far, my 11yo son's done one article (a game review)https://www.weekendnotes.com/machinarium-game-review/

Your review is well articulated (keep up the great work - look forward to more reviews & "congratulations" on your award too)!

Hopefully you can inspire other like-minded teenagers to write more... (including my son)
by Jenny (score: 3|1641) 1726 days ago
I've played the two Harry Potter LEGO games and loved them. I was wondering whether it was worth playing any other version though, since they might feel a bit samey after a while.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12048) 1738 days ago
Congratulations on your first article , Steven!
by Karina Bryer (score: 2|249) 1738 days ago
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