Tagged "The LEGO Movie Videogame"

Jul 28
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

With the film now out to buy, The LEGO Movie Videogame has shot up from #12 to #5 in this week’s UK chart. It’s #1 in the Xbox 360 chart and makes a re-entry in both the Wii U and 3DS top tens.

The movie’s release has seemingly helped to bolster sales of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and LEGO The Hobbit, as well as causing LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes to reappear in the lower echelons of the top 40.

The rest of the UK’s top five sees only a slight shuffle. Watch_Dogs is top dog for another week while FIFA 14 holds onto #2. Then at #3 it’s Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition followed by Sniper Elite 3.

Wolfenstein: The New Order meanwhile makes a notable exit from the top ten, dropping from #4 to #12. Mario Kart 8 likewise departs, falling from #10 to #16. Fellow Nintendo title Tomodachi Life is back on the rise however, up from #14 to #11.

It’s interesting to note that the current full price Wii chart comprises of just seven titles, suggesting Chart-Track struggled to find ten different Wii games sold at full price last week. Crikey.

Expect to see The Last of Us: Remastered take the top spot next Monday. With the kids off school, LEGO Ninjago Nindroids may do well too. Another LEGO game – just what we all need.

Feb 24
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

Out of the five or so new releases that last week gave us, Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze has managed to chart the highest, entering at a respectable #9.

Rayman Legends leaps back up from #33 to #10 due to the belated Xbox One and PlayStation 4 conversions, while Rambo: The Video Game makes its mark at #21.

Despite having a sizeable cult following, EDF 2025 failed to make the top 40.

New PS Vita releases YS: Memories of Celceta and Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God failed to enter too, but the former did make #1 in the PS Vita chart.

Even though PS Vita retail releases are thin on the ground, that does surprise us slightly, especially with The LEGO Movie Videogame performing incredibly well elsewhere in chart land.

Traveller’s Tales’ blockbuster is the UK’s #1 for a second week running, with sales up 7%. Indeed, LEGO fever has struck the top 40 – no less than nine LEGO games are present this week, four of which have re-entered. It’s a right old bloc party.

FIFA 14, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4 and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes round off the top five.

Also of note: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has left the top 10 after just one week, falling from #3 to #11. Will it manage to return? With a price cut, perhaps.

Feb 17
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

The LEGO Movie Videogame has taken the top spot of the UK chart, becoming the sixth LEGO title to do so. It’s also the fifth LEGO game present in the current UK top 40. Kerching!

We attempted to discover what the last movie tie-in to enter at #1 was, and after a spot of research, we firmly believe it was Activision’s Spider-Man 3 back in May 2007. They really are a dying breed, aren’t they?

Price cuts help Call of Duty: Ghosts to remain at #2. Chart-Track reports there were 15,000 units between that and The LEGO Movie.

Then at #3 it’s Lightning Returns. Incidentally, it manages to enter at #1 in the PlayStation 3 chart, but has to settle for #4 in the Xbox 360 chart.

Back to the UK top 40: FIFA 14 falls to #4, while GTA V rounds off the top five.

Moving down the chart slightly, Fable Anniversary – which entered at #3 last week – now sits at #10, while Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition also stumbles, dropping from #4 to #11.

New PS Vita releases Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Toukiden: The Age of Demons somewhat predictably fail to make the top 40, but they do enter the PS Vita chart at #1 and #2 respectively.

Then over in the DS chart – which doesn’t see much action these days – LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes enters at #1. After one hefty delay it was finally released last week. Better late than never, we suppose.

Feb 13
By Matt Gander In This Week's Games No Comments

It’s such a varied week for new releases that there’s bound to be something out to pique your interest. And in the middle of February too? How unforeseen.

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Not one but two big name retail releases are competing for your hard earned money – Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and The LEGO Movie Videogame.

Like the look of both? They can be found for around £30 online.

The LEGO Movie Videogame is the rarest of things – a decent movie tie-in. There’s a reason for this though, and it’s one worth baring in mind. To wit: it treads a very worn, albeit it likeable, path. US gamers got the ‘block buster’ last week, which was met to a stack of 7/10 and 8/10 review scores.

“The Lego Movie Videogame should be just the ticket if you’re ready to spend another 10 to 12 hours in the fantastic world of animated plastic blocks” said GameSpot, while Game Informer claims that “the visuals are a surprising hook”.

It’s out on just about everything – PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, 3DS, PS Vita and PC. Word has it that the handheld versions – which are viewed from an isometric perspective – are to be approached with caution though as they’re they’re rather on the short side.

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Whereas universal opinion has it that The LEGO Movie Videogame is pretty good – on consoles, at least – Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has been getting some incredibly mixed reviews.

EGM felt that it’s “wholly pointless” while GamesRadar described it as a “laborious grind”. The Metro’s GameCentral even went as far as saying that it’s as if it has been “specifically designed to feel as shallow and disconnected as possible”. Cripes.

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Play magazine and Eurogamer however both gave it a glowing 80% / 8/10. Both reviews are recommended reading, with the former in particular taking in some thoughtful consideration that not everyone is going to love it.

Most critics did to agree though that the story is absolute bobbins. Usually when a game gets mixed reviews we suggest trying the demo, but in a game this sizeable it’s doubtful that it’ll give the full picture. Ho hum.

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Feb 10
By Matt Gander In New Nintendo Downloads No Comments

Nintendo’s download schedule for this week isn’t to be sniffed at. Why? Because you might catch a whiff of Finn’s garbage.

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After being released in the US back in 2012, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!! finally gains a European release via the 3DS eShop.

We reviewed the DS version – which is pretty much identical in terms of content – upon its US release and found it to be a neat little homage to the NES’s Zelda II.

Relax, it’s far better than that sounds.

There’s a fair bit of backtracking, and it’s quite easy to get lost due to the curious lack of prompts informing where to go next, but it’s certainly better than most licensed games and has a resounding musical score to boot. We even prefer it to last year’s Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon.

But the chance to traverse across Ooo comes at a price – it’s set to cost a whopping £34.99. For a download of a two year old game, that’s incredibly steep. You may want to consider buying the import DS version instead, which can be now be found for around £10-£15 on Amazon and eBay.

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A few other retail releases join Finn and Jake. The LEGO Movie Videogame will be available to download on Wii U and 3DS for £34.99 from Friday, as will Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks! which sees the team take on a futuristic enemy that has travelled back in time. We hope it’s T-1000.

The 3DS soccer RPG will set you back £29.99.

Budget publishers Bigben Interactive are releasing the self-explanatory Spot the Differences! for £8.99 on 3DS, along with a demo of the tediously titled Games Festival 1. Can you resist the temptation of playing hook-a-duck and balloon popping mini-games on your handheld? You can at least guarantee that the games aren’t rigged.

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