Platforms: PlayStation 4, XBOX One, PC
Publisher: TT Games
ESRB: E 10+
Written by Jose Gonzalez
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a….family of superheroes? That’s right, the Parr family from The Incredibles films have finally transferred into LEGO form in the newest creation from TT Games. So strap yourselves in for an adventure with a wacky family with wacky abilities who work together to stop crime.
What’s different about this game in contrast to other movie-tie-in LEGO games is that it starts with the second film rather than the first. For the most part, the game follows both movies faithfully tying in major characters, scenes and battles so if you’ve seen both movies, you basically know what’s going on and even if you haven’t, you’re getting the crash course on what happened in both Incredibles movies so it’s like you’re playing the movies without having to actually go see the movies.
The world of The Incredibles looks stunning and it shows that TT Games can only get better with their LEGO games.
TT Games has taken their abilities to dissect the world of the movies and place it in the game while staying faithful to the source material. The characters themselves are also a faithful recreation of the films and it shows the collaboration between TT Games and Disney-Pixar and how both worked together to make this as realistic and accurate as possible to the movies. Watching the cutscenes in-game give you the feel of watching the movies and even interacting with them at some parts. The open world of the game looks as good as the story world
The voice acting is also on point for the most part and with voice talent like Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Samuel L. Jackson reprising their roles from the films at the helm, you can’t go anywhere but up. Yes, for the most part, the voice actors/actresses reprise their respective roles and even provide some witty banter between one another that gives the game its’ hilarity and witty feel that make LEGO games entertaining.
If you’re familiar with LEGO games, then gameplay shouldn’t be much of a surprise here. If you aren’t, you’re in for a treat.
Outside of the main story, there’s an entire world of free play to explore after the main story. The world of The Incredibles is not only huge, but it’s vast with loads of opportunities to have fun and is entertaining to boot. Unlike some of the previous worlds where you feel like you’re doing menial tasks repeatedly and get boring after a while, this game takes those tasks and makes them sort of fun. For example, you can free the separate districts from crime and in some of the districts, you get to face off against a boss you encountered in the main story and you can make it entertaining as one of the trophies requires you to beat a district boss using an elderly character.
Another nice staple they added in was the inclusion of Pixar characters via Pixar builds. Once you free a district from crime, there is a special family build you can construct that references a Disney-Pixar movie for example Monsters Inc. or Toy Story where you not only unlock said associated character, but it’s the way you unlock the red bricks.
Most (if not all) of the characters in the game are from the movies and possess unique special abilities. For example, Elastigirl can stretch herself to reach high places and create bridges for other characters to cross to get to new areas. Every character can build up their special meter by chaining consecutive hits on enemies and with the use of tapping the square button repeatedly, they can build it up to a 5x multiplier and potentially wipe out every enemy in the area.
Outside of the content related to the game, the gameplay hasn’t changed much if at all. You have your free play within the story missions to go back to and free play within the open world. They say if it’s not broke, don’t fix it and that wholly applies here.
LEGO The Incredibles is a fun and entertaining LEGO game that doesn’t require you to watch the movies at all as it gives you the exciting parts of both movies in one game. The gameplay formula hasn’t changed but instead, added upon what it’s built. The environment of the world is fun to explore and the character design looks great as there’s a plethora of them to choose from. The only major complaint I have with the game is that it starts with The Incredibles 2 instead of the first film which threw me off for a loop because I had never seen either film. Other than that, this game excels in every other aspect.
FINAL SCORE: 9