Does anyone else out there miss the old type of Lego games they used to make? I'm talking about Lego Island, Lego Rock Raiders, Lego Alpha Team, Lego Racers, etc. They weren't based on Lord of the Rings or Star Wars and each one was a completely different type of game. The new Lego City seems to be a great return to this, but still, I miss the variety of Lego games we used to get. Even though the new Lego games have many different IPs attached, the game play is pretty similar across them.
Return to Original IP Lego Games?
@wewantsthering: Yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes this game was so goooood. Lego Racers was sooo gooood. Lego Loco was so goooood. New Lego games got boring after they tried to make a second Lego Star Wars... And now everything is just that but more. Even the new Lego City seems real similar (see the parts where stuff got built by waving your arms around, a la Lego Star Wars). Showed a tiny bit of promise though.
@wewantsthering: Not so much a 'sequel', it would have to be Lego to make it a sequel. But if you think about it, the game itself has very little 'legoness' about it apart from the aesthetic. You could easily replace the lego men and buildings with another type of art and none of the core mechanics would be changed.
Lego Alpha Team was awesome. I tried to get it running on this PC a while ago, but it seems it doesn't run on more modern machines =(
I also used to play the hell out of Lego Island when I was a kid. They made a sequel, but I didn't get to play that.
Lego Rock Raiders: Also awesome.
Lego Island 3! Not a lego game unless I can throw pizzas in it!
Lego Island, Lego Rock Raider, Lego Racer.
I loved all these games to death as a kid. But I think it might just be nostalgia.
I can't see these original IP Lego games working anymore in current gamedevelopment.
Well I think Lego City is basically a modern version of Lego Island, Lego racer would just be a more modern Mario Kart, and Rock Raiders could totally work if they just made it more like Star Craft 2. I think there are totally ways to make them work now, but I agree that it's mostly nostalgia. Those game weren't that good. We were just too young to know better. :-p
Rock raiders was awesome, I'd love a sequel, or hell, even a non-Lego remake.
I agree, Rock Raiders was awesome. I was never able to beat it, and I always wished it just had a free mode, where I could mine, and build, and fight off creatures without the building limits or the magma level rising.
You're forgetting that a lot of lot of these LEGO games were companion pieces to LEGO's non-licensed playsets, which is a business they have slowly gotten out of almost completely (with the exception of Ninjago, but that has a cartoon series so it might as well be another licensed thing).
That charm of merging the nonsensical LEGO with IPs that I adore is sort of as good as LEGO games get for me. So I'll say no thanks. They're quirky, but far too childish without that added layer of parody.
But they all play exactly the same...the old games had GTA style, racing, RTS, etc. The new ones are just 3rd person action/adventure and only a mediocre ones at that.
@project343: The parody stopped being funny a long time ago though...
LEGO Batman 2 has the best sense of humour in the series. So, I'll have to disagree. In either case, I just don't see the appeal of the generic LEGO world. It just comes off as entirely too generic and juvenile--a combination that simply doesn't mesh well with me.
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