In a scenario drawn from the film, The LEGO Movie Videogame puts LEGO kids into the role of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Players guide him as he is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
As a huge fan of the LEGO franchise as a whole, be it the building blocks or video games, you can imagine my excitement for a video game tie in to one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. With the promise of extending my experience beyond the big screen, I was excited to drive back home from the movie theater and continue my adventures as Emmet, the happy-go-lucky average minifigure turned Special. Except instead of extending my experience, I had to simply retread it. See, unlike movie licensed games that no longer follow the strict formula of "follow the script" and instead allow fans to see events prior to the movies or maybe even after, The LEGO Movie Videogame instead relies on a scene-by-scene retelling of the movie. Scenes which last only a few seconds... Read Review