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Simple but fun game that kids should enjoy
on July 13, 2013
I found this to be a fun open world 3DS game with lots of things to do and to unlock. I normally don't play LEGO video games, but this one really appealed to me because it gives the player a large city to explore, allowing you to play missions or just do whatever with the abilities you have unlocked. There are a lot of cars you can drive (including a UFO that hovers above the road), disguises for your character, and a story mode that uses humor to good effect. I don't own a WiiU and therefore haven't played that version, but I've read that the WiiU game is even better than this one, which should make it 5 stars instead of just 3.
I am giving this game only 3 stars because the missions are filled with a lot of the same repetitive gameplay actions. Many abilities require the player to simply find a specific object to interact with and then tap the A button until the task is completed. Also, combat in the game is rather repetitive and uninteresting after only a few battles. If the game had tried to enrich the gameplay more, I'm sure I would have given this game a full 5 stars.
So, if you are happy to simply have a game that's pretty relaxing and has a big city to wander around on your 3DS, I recommend this title. Load times are annoying (about 40 seconds each time you enter the load screen) but you can avoid this somewhat by simply staying in the city and exploring your current area instead of moving back and forth a lot among each section.