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  1. Lego Marvel Superheroes 2

    Man that character creator is mind blowing, they really went above and beyond this time. In regards to the Champions dlc, since half of the current team is already confirmed for the game, it makes me wonder if we might be getting the original lineup instead or a combination of old and new. Given that there are X-Men in both lineups, that might be one way they fill out the pack without being able to use the X-Men.
  2. Lego Marvel Superheroes 2

    This makes me so incredibly happy! Ghost Rider, Phantom Rider and Blade were all but garanteed but Morbius was a pleasant surprise! I can't wait for this game, so many great characters and the dlc lineup sounds pretty great.
  3. LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame

    I have been playing the game since Friday and I am so impressed by what they've done. The game overall feels so refreshing for a LEGO game, the combat is fluid and fast-paced with the ability to line up combos(sort of) and turning the true ninja meter into an experience bar(sort of) was a stroke of generous. Instead of there being a true Jedi/Hero/Adventurer/Ninja/etc for each level, there is one meter for the entire game with 20 levels in all, each level is a filled stud on the meter and once that point is achieve, you are rewarded with a variety of things including a new point to spend on the new skill tree and new pieces for the character creator. The environments are beautiful with plenty of segments to the "open world" to explore all across the island of Ninjago with varying types of environments and the Dojo battles are incredibly fun and present a decent challenge, in fact it's probably the first time a LEGO game has ever actually asked anything of my gamer skills in order to get gold tier or higher. The focus is really on getting and maintaining a combat multiplier to get more and more studs, of course if you get hit it resets the counter. Fortunately, the new 360 camera in hub areas and the new dodging ability make it easier to get out of the way which makes combat a satisfying back and forth between attacking and dodging. The new "Ninjillity" mechanic is also quite nice as it makes movement even smoother than any previous LEGO game. The special attacks are always very satisfying, I will never get sick of using the Skyward Dragon technique! Enemies are more varied, ranging from unarmored thugs, armored warriors and generals which are essentially mini bosses in their own right with health bars and blocking mechanics similar to what's been teased in LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2's boss mechanics. Each ninja is unique in that their weapons determine their range, attack speed, and the amount of damage they do. For example, Cole's hammer attacks are slow but do increased damage and Nya's spear gives her greater range but does less damage compared to her fellow ninjas. I really love that added depth. The character creator is also the most in depth I think I have ever seen in a LEGO game and may actually be similar to the extremely extensive one TT Games have teased for Lego Marvel Superheroes 2. I love the style of the loading screens and the main menu is wonderfully done with an old-time-y filter to the sound and screen that plays to old martial arts movies, even the opening logos are reminiscent of the beginning to a Japanese film which was a nice touch. Every bit of this game is polished and well thought out. It also does a fantastic job of fleshing out and fixing the many shortcomings of the film. I've played them all and this is one of the best LEGO gaming experiences I've ever had, I really wasn't expecting it to be as good as it is. I would highly, highly recommend it to any fan of LEGO games even if you aren't familiar with the theme, the movie or the show. For those who are, it is a must buy. Trust me, you won't regret it! It will be absolutely criminal if this one gets shoved by the way side for being connected to the mediocre reception to the film despite being the vastly superior experience in every way. It's one of those rare cases where the game based on the movie is way better than the movie it's based on, much like the Ratchet and Clank reboot and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
  4. The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017)

    I ended up seeing it on Friday with my fiance and man was it disappointing overall. There were some good bits but the editing was all over the place, it was so clear they didn't get the time they needed to polish everything which is unfortunate because there was potential, they had some great scenes that just needed some adjusting. Most of the jokes fell flat for me, not because all of them weren't funny but because they didn't get proper attention or time to resonate before switching gears which meant many jokes got undercut by the need to move the dialog along. Speaking of which, I wasn't very impressed with the writing. Overall I was left wishing LEGO/WB give the team on the movie more time to work on it because it clearly wasn't close to being done. Hopefully they will learn from this not to set such a hard line on the release date if they aren't able to make it even if it means that the toys come out at a different time than the movie. As a result, the fantastic sets and game now suffer as a result of a poor quality movie despite the game being fantastic and the sets being some of the best we have ever had for the theme. I'll give some of my more specific critiques in spoiler tags.
  5. Lego Marvel Superheroes 2

    I'm rather disappointed that we didn't get a single new character reveal at EGX. Really the only new thing was seeing some of the in-game cutscenes and hearing the voice acting. I must say I'm impressed by the voice work, although many returning characters got new voices, they sound great. Hopefully we'll get a slew of new character reveals at New York Comic Con in a couple weeks. I really think they will reveal the Avengers 10 million BC as playable to tie into the Marvel Legacy launch and you know Marvel is really going to push them as they are apparently going to be very important going forward, plus those ancient characters fit perfectly into the whole thing they're going for with cross-era heroes. At this point, I'd be happy with any version of Ghost Rider getting confirmed.
  6. LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame

    This was revealed quite awhile back but it's nice to see in-game. I will be picking my copy up after work and I can't wait to play, though I won't be able to see the movie until next week. This is one of many new features for the LEGO genre and I can't wait to see this sort of thing appear in future LEGO games.
  7. LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    Wow I'm really liking the look of this wave, all of the sets look good even in these prelims and I'm a sucker for black and green so the villains are right up my alley. All of the Knights vehicles look good and appropriate, finally a nice twist seeing Jestro as a good guy and it appears Robin might finally be the Black Knight full time and it looks to me like he has normal minifig legs and not the short ones he had before. I really like the mech with a power suit inside, very cool. I'm happy to see them facing villains that are just as technologically advanced and if what people are saying is true about the forces of Knighton turning evil and Monstrux is like Merlock 2.0, this makes for a very intriguing turn of events where the Knights are outnumbered and nearly defeated, which frankly makes for a better story. So far the Knights have had such a huge advantage over the monsters from years past that it was clear they had trouble finding ways for the stakes to be raised.
  8. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Picked up the AT-M6 yesterday and it looks fantastic. I've never had the chance to get the AT-ATs form years past as they were always too expensive for me. I'm so glad I was able to this time as I love the design of the new walker, in fact much more than the original walker. I think LEGO did a great job on the overall design and I can't wait to see these things in the movie.
  9. Lego Marvel Superheroes 2

    Of the recent reveals I'm most pleased by Man-Thing and Surtur. Both will be very fun characters to play. Adam Warlock is a great addition and I'm pleasantly surprised by the inclusions of Darkhawk and Quake. The Surtur level is looking good, definitely digging the new boss battle system that actually requires some degree of skill instead of "do the thing 3 times" like a Nintendo boss battle. Instead you have to pay attention to the boss and use a combination of ranged and melee moves to chip away at his health. Seeing those flame-headed skeletons again makes me all the more impatient for a Ghost Rider(s) reveal, come on TT I know at least a couple have to be in the game! At the very least the official LEGO version(and his bike) and the 1million BC Mammoth-riding one, preferably also including Ghost Rider 2099, Phantom Rider, and Robbie Reyes(with his car). We didn't get as many character reveals as I was hoping for with Gamescom but we got a bit more gameplay footage at least. It looks like we'll have to wait for NYCC before we get another wave of reveals.
  10. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Seems legit. It looks really good, especially the shaping around the cockpit section.
  11. After finding some images of the buildable figures, I'm super happy about those so far. Boba Fett and Darth Maul look fantastic. Vader was completely unnecessary, I have no idea why they wasted a slot to give us a character we already have a fantastic figure of. Oh well, at least he has a removable helmet which is pretty cool.
  12. Wow what a disappointment. No new figures(maybe some updated printing but no new characters) and lackluster builds. Grevious's speeder is way too big with very little else in the set and little detail, Yoda's Hut is an okay design overall but needs to be a bigger, better set, the Tatooine BP is great for some but means nothing for me. The only thing of interest is the Clone Trooper/Jedi BP as I can never get enough Phase 2 Clones and I missed out on Ki-adi-Mundi and Coleman Trebor.
  13. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    The First Order Heavy Assault Walker(FO-HAW? can that be the unofficial abbreviation? regardless I'm calling it that from now on lol) looks awesome! I was really not expecting the asymmetry though. I wasn't able to afford the previous AT-ATs but now that I can I don't think I can pass this one up. I really like how they've updated the design overall with the shaping of the back section, the thicker, sturdier, saw-edged front legs, the inward bent knees(I don't think MandRproductions realized they are supposed to be bent inward as he has it like an AT-AT), the top mounted cannon, the Bombay(?) in the back, the (reported) faster movement speed, the darker grey with red windows, etc. It really does look like a gorilla, almost like a Zoid as a matter of fact but I think LEGO did an excellent job with the design. I do wish there was more usable space on the interior than there is but at least you can store a couple troopers and some ammo and I love the turret aiming function and the poseabillity of the neck. I do wish the side panels on the head were more firmly connected and the neck wasn't quite so loose but those are minor complaints overall. The figure selection is okay, though I really would've liked another Stormtrooper or Walker Driver . I really like the design of the Walker Driver.
  14. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I've seen a couple reviews of both the Transport Pod and The Silencer and I have to say I like the Pod more than I thought I would, they really managed to pack as many play features and details in that little thing as they could(albeit with a metric ton of stickers, sheesh that cockpit looks like a nightmare to line everything up) I still love the Silencer but it's best look is from the top or at a downward looking angle as the bottom of the craft is quite flat and plain. It's amazing though that there are only 2 stickers in the entire set! The rest are printed parts or brick built details. I really like the whole center section of the craft, the cockpit section all the way to the back engine outlets, very cool design. I do wish the interior had at least some sort of control stick or control panel, I hate it when LEGO puts out vehicles with no way for the minifigs to drive them. The craft is also a bit on the thin side especially when you look at it head on. It's still a must have for me though. One of the reviewers I watched, MandRproductions started livestreaming the build of the Heavy Assault Walker so we should be seeing a review of that from him pretty soon too. I really look forward to that. You can already see that the cannon on the top of the Walker has a neat little aiming and firing mechanism.
  15. LEGO Ninjago 2017 Discussion

    I got the mech dragon a couple days ago, I just haven't had time to post. It looks incredible, I love it! It's also a bit larger than I expected and man is it long! This thing is never getting taken apart, it'll be displayed with Lloyd's green energy dragon from the day of the departed wave. I'm generally a bigger fan of European dragons and the energy dragon is a fantastic set but I have to say the mech dragon is even better, kudos to the designer. Lloyd looks great, the suddle printing looks great in the light and I finally have a Garmadon. This is easily my favorite version of Garmadon. The helmet and printing are great and the cape piece looks good and perfectly covers up some of the glaring issues I have with the torso add-on piece. This is also the best version of Wu imo too, I really dig the cloth piece for his kimono. I haven't had any issues with my helmet. Clutch power is good and it's a nice looking piece. Like others have said, most likely manufactured in different factories.