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LEGO The Hobbit ticks all of the boxes that you would expect from a LEGO game, and delivers a few surprises to boot. The game pretty much follows the story as told in the first two Hobbit films, but with the usual artistic license and LEGO humour thrown in for good measure.

Whilst the mission play time could probably be cranked through in around the same time it take to watch both films, there is plenty to explore with each mission you complete unlocking different parts of the map and new events. Plenty of stuff for you to waste many extra hours exploring and having fun.

For those of you who have never played a LEGO game before (where have you been living!?) it’s essentially and action adventure, with enemies to fight, puzzles to solve and a journey to complete. Weather you play alone or with a friend, the key to playing is to know each characters special abilities and use them when required. Sometimes you can only proceed by using one specific characters special ability to do something. Often it will require team work. But whatever you face in LEGO The Hobbit, it will be full of laughter and fun.

The cynical gamers amongst us might ask why we need another LEGO game, and point out that TT Games seem to be pumping them out at a alarming rate, I would counter by saying that by aligning themselves with different film franchises they keep the games fresh, and by adding new components, they keep the games interesting and challenging.

The Hobbit brings a basic crafting system to the LEGO world, where the player has to smash up the objects in the room and collect enough raw materiel to craft a key or something essential to pass onto the next stage of the mission. This is such a brilliant concept that fits so well into the LEGO concept that I’m surprised it didn’t make it into LEGO games sooner.

There’s also a find the missing piece mini game, where you are building something in-game and it jumps to a LEGO replica that you have to build with realistic LEGO pieces, choosing the right piece in a timed fashion really helps connect the game back to the toy that we all grew up playing with.

These and a few other timed action sequences bring in some fresh breath into the LEGO game, giving it the legs, dare I say, for a few more editions of the LEGO video game franchise.

Rating: PG Parental guidance is recommended for younger viewers.




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