this is a Great game
This game is a great game. Alot of the levels are a challenge. The graphics could be a little better, knowing as they are 2D on the battle field,but in the movie sequences it makes up for them. The movies are so cool. they are 3D and the legos look real. The length of the game is long.With 6 storys and 15 levels each. Not to mention you can find mini kits+red bricks in each level. The sound you can't even hear with all the battles going on, but when you can hear it it's cool. some problems with the controls are when your moving a lot of troops they often get stuck behind trees and rocks. And you can only move a group of nine troops at a time. This is such is a good game I would recommend this product to any lego fan who likes the lego castle,space,and pirate themes. This is a must have!
Worth the purchase? Lets see...
Well right from the start have to thank Warner Bros and Interactive. This game seems to bring everything to the table. Fun factor is always a must for a gamer like myself and it fits perfect for my taste. Cutscenes are amazing and really fun to watch. The game will become more diffcult as you progress and multiplayer def. brings challenges. Lego games always seem to bring out quality and fun so this is a def. must for anyone. Selection of characters are great, some are enjoyable to use over and over again. Either way if your using the single player mode or hangin out with friends via the multiplayer your in for a treat. No matter what this is def. worth the money, this could be as addicting as pokemon. The choice is yours but def. go and check this title out.
A Good Game With Some Issues
I want to make this clear right off the bat: LEGO Battles isn't like the other LEGO games. Instead of being an action-adventure game, it's a full-fledged Real Time Strategy game, even if it's a little dumbed down. That being said, I'll continue with my review.
LEGO Battles is a fun, but basic, RTS game. The gameplay is just enough of a challenge to keep you interested, but not too hard that you get frustrated. The music is very quiet, but, when you can hear it, it's a nice ambient soundtrack and isn't very distracting. The graphics during gameplay are okay, but the cutscene graphics are astounding! They look amazing and capture the the trademark silliness of LEGO games.
There are some problems in LEGO Battles though. The first one that comes to mind is the fact that studs can only be found in Story Mode levels and not in Free Play. Another thing about the studs is that there are only twenty in each level, but all of the units worth purchasing are at least thirty studs. These two problems combine to make it very frustrating to get new units.
The biggest problem is definately the AI of your units. They're just plain dumb. Here's an example: I set my worker to harvest trees. After a couple of trips back to the harvester, he goes back by the trees and just stands there, not harvesting when he's set to harvest. There are still plenty of trees around him, but he doesn't harvest untill I set him to harvest again.
All in all, LEGO Battles is a basic RTS game that is good if you can work around some of it's bigger flaws.
this game was great. I was expecting it to be Okay, but it Rocks!!
Not Just For Kids!
I Am 13 And I Still Play Lego Games. I Really Don't Care If I Get Made fun Of. I Love Lego games. I Love The Toys And I Love All The creations You Can Build. Lego Battles For The DS Was Very Fun And It Kept Me Entertained For Hours. I Spent About A Week Playing It And Then Moved On To Some Console Lego Games. By Far My Favorite Is Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga For The Wii. I Buy Most Of My Lego games On The Wii Because I Feel They Are More Fun, Idk Thats Just Me. I Am Currently Waiting on Lego: Lord Of The Rings Which Comes Out November 13th, The Same Day As BO2 (Black Ops 2) It's Real Nice Because I Get A Double Release That Day. Anyway Lego battles Was very Fun, My Bro Had An Epic Time With It Just As I Did. I Recommend Lego Battles For The DS.
A Different Type of LEGO Game...
What is LEGO Battles? This is not like any LEGO game you've played before... The back of the package doesn't really offer much info. It is essentially a Real Time Strategy Game. I initially thought this game would be "just for kids", But I have come to learn there is plenty of depth for kids and adults alike. The main game spans 6 "Hero" characters that each have a story to tell. Completing one story unlocks another and so on. These stories are introduced through very nice CG type cut scenes in which you meet your "Hero" character and move the story forward. There is a basic quick tutorial that starts off when you begin the first few missions, but you are quickly thrown into the action and left to figure out most of it on your own or through a tips and hints feature through the main menu. Basic gameplay is as follows; you start with a series of goals displayed for each "act" and must manage your minifigs in an attempt to clear these goals. There are numerous types of characters but 3 main distinctions, fighters, builders and your hero. You also have tons of building options, with each building accomplishing specific tasks. For instance you will have to build a farm to generate resources/build more troops. You can build a barracks to churn out some different fighting types. You even have the option to build a mine to harvest "bricks” the in game currency. These three represent a fraction of the building types you can build. Each map has some hidden items to find including 1 hidden piece of a mini kit, and 20 blue studs you can collect to buy things in the LEGO store. There are also red bricks that unlock cheats. Now as a huge fan of LEGO I can get into seeing these little guys run around and battle while completing goals. I'm not sure how this game will fare with those not familiar with the LEGO brand. As much as I enjoy the game, it simply doesn't have the polish of the other LEGO DS games; it’s not even comparable as far as gameplay goes either. While I do wish LEGO would have done a game like Star Wars or Batman with these themed figures, I can live with what we got. It's refreshing that we aren't tied into all these licensed characters, and LEGO is back with it's own "cream of the crop" themes Castle, Space, and Pirates! There is an option for Wi Fi Ad Hoc Multiplayer, but I have not been able to try it, so I can't comment on it as of this writing. The only real gripe I have with the game is one aspect of the controls which can be frustrating. The LEGO men you guide throughout the game are moved by you using the stylus. You can simply tap where you want them to go and they are off running. The issue is that if there are any obstructions to their path, they just can't seem to walk around them very well. Case in point the very first story takes place in a forest. There are tree lined paths throughout the maps. While you can command your men to cut them down and carry on, you are more likely to just walk around it. 50% of the time the guys will go out of their way to walk incredible distances around these obstacles. This can be frustrating but isn't a deal breaker. Just keep in mind. These little folks aren't always the brightest. Wrapping it up... All in all I bought LEGO Battles because I like the LEGO brand, I took a chance and was pleasantly surprised with a fun, pick up and play game. The CG graphics are great, while the gameplay graphics are a little dumbed down and not very detailed. The framerate seems to hold up rather well and even with 20+ people fighting I didn't see any noticeable slowdown. The interface\controls could be a little easier with less clutter. It doesn't truly feel like a $30 game (no offense), more like $20. I think that is mainly because of the flat 2D feel to the graphics during gameplay, compared to what we've seen with LEGO and the DS in the past. I do strongly believe this is a better than average DS game, that will provide quite
As a hardcore lego fan I was surprised! This game has the worst storyline ever! The sound was terrible! Although some of the graphics, such as before a story were ok, the in game graphics were TERRIBLE! I am probably wrong but I think they were 32 or 64 bit. Don't get me started on the gameplay....
This is far better then other lego games, worth it if you buy it used.
Its a good lego/strategy game. Its addictive you have been warned.
I got this game for Christmas one year and it was kind of confusing at first , because it made you do everything yourself. I actually had to look at my enemies to know what items did what. The graphics aren't like on other games, and the levels all circle around the same kind: you usually have to defend something, find and destroy something, or repair something. The multiplayer isn't very fun, either. i'll just say, it isn't an ordinary LEGO game. you don't have to agree with me 100%, so tell me if you like the review or not and read some others, that's what i do.