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Lego Video Game Series: Underrated?

Lego Video Game Series: Underrated?

Just a few days ago, I went to go hang out with my little brothers, who were playing their Xbox 360, and I noticed they were playing a Lego video game. After a little while, I noticed it was a Harry Potter game. However, I couldn't help but just get into it. I loved the chaos that was going on in the game. I loved how much freedom there was, and how many different things you could do. Little did I know, this was only the start of something much, much bigger.

I stayed with them for a while, and watched them play a bunch of other Lego video games. Along with Harry Potter, they also played Lego Batman 1 & 2, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Lord of the Rings. It made me remember the times when I had a Gameboy, and I used to play the Lego Star Wars video games on there. They were always great fun, but they weren't nearly as good as what I saw them playing on the Xbox.

This made me wonder, why doesn't the Lego video game series get more recognition? I mean, these games can just be mindless fun. I'd think it would be more popular, even amongst adults. It's just one of those fun series' that everybody can sit back and just have a good time with (though, I do remember getting a bit irritated at times with my Gameboy Lego game).

If I had to guess, I'd say these games aren't getting the recognition they deserve because of the fact that they're Lego games. So many probably assume that these games are kiddie or not worth the trouble of buying and playing through. Now I know everybody has their own opinion, but it


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doesn't hurt to try. Especially since almost all of the Lego video games have demos up on Xbox Live/PSN.

I for one, am very excited to see the new Lego Marvel game, and all the characters that will come with it. I know my brothers will love it, and I can't wait to watch them play. As a side note, I'm also pretty jealous that they're building up such an awesome Lego video game collection.

These Lego video games can be seen as having the "Kingdom Hearts Problem," where they get judged immediately for having certain types of characters in them, or having a certain theme to it. Meanwhile, they're missing out on very fun games, and games that could end up becoming favorites.

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Anthony Perez
Anthony Perez

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I'm a lifelong WWE fan, as well as an avid video gamer. My favorite video games include FFIX, Kingdom Hearts, and the WWE series.

  1. Chris Perkins
    Date: October 30, 2013
    Author: Chris Perkins

    10180 Points, 126 Comments, and 176 Articles.

    Underrated by who though? They sell hugely well and average around the 80% mark on Metacritic. Maybe 12 year old COD fans who want to show how tough and grown up they are slag them off, but I think they’re generally well liked. Personally my issue is that they’re basically the same game reskinned every time and I quickly tired of the gameplay. Really want to play Lego City Undercover though, that looks great fun!

  2. MagicTurtle643
    Date: October 30, 2013
    Author: Ben

    2370 Points, 6 Comments, and 28 Articles.

    Great article. My wife just got Lego LOTR and loves it, so I was happy to see somebody sticking up for the Lego games :D

  3. Zephyr
    Date: October 31, 2013
    Author: Zephyr

    3150 Points, 17 Comments, and 21 Articles.

    I agree totally and I think they are underrated. Lego games make for great fun with some favourite movie characters.

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