Just a quick one today. I finished polishing off the Lego Movie Videogame a few days ago. I completed it with Max a while back and have been slowly trundling through picking up the last things that we missed. I have to admit, I didn't like this one as much as the Marvel Superheroes game. This one is very tied to the story of the film and it feels a bit stifling at times. You rush between scenes and have a clip from the movie at the end of each one, and that's about it. None of the characters are given any room to breathe, and it doesn't feel like there was any real love given to the sidequests - I guess because they were restricted in what they could do with them. That's not to say it wasn't fun - there's still a huge amount of joy to be had in the basic Lego game system, and Max loved it - it just felt a bit shallow to me. Maybe part of the problem was because most other Lego games are based on comics or films where TT get a chance to reinterpret those familiar characters and scenes in a Lego world, but here everything was already in Lego so there aren't really any creative surprises - you always know what's going to happen and what it will look like. Luckily, it was a much shorter game than the Marvel one, so it didn't take as long to polish off. We're currently playing through the Lego Lord of the Rings game, and I think Max is struggling with it a bit. It's a lot darker and more difficult than the others (and Max doesn't know the source material as well), but he still looks forward to playing it every weekend, so I'm sure we'll get through it.
The other update is my continuing trawl through my PS3 list, and I'm moving Super Stardust HD into the done pile. It's a twin-stick shooter that I played a fair bit of when it came out and had another blast through recently. I've never completed it, and I don't think I'm ever going to - I just don't have the reactions any more for twitch shooters (or the patience for puzzlers as we'll see next time...). I did make it to number 24 in the global monthly rankings for one part of it, which I was pretty happy with - especially as it was a Plus game this month, so there have been a bunch more people playing it than usual. As far as the other games are going, Tomb Raider's still plodding along. The constant back-and-forthing is getting a little trying, but I'll talk about that more when I finish it. I also had a quick look at the first level of Enclave. It looks pretty fun; there are two main campaigns - Light and Dark - so it might take a while to get through it.