After making several LEGO game versions of popular film franchises, the hugely popular building block toys get a movie of their own, and in turn that film gets an interactive counterpart in The LEGO Movie Videogame. As in the movie, players take control of Emmet, a completely ordinary man who is mistakenly identified as The Special, the last of the Master Builders and the key to saving the LEGO universe from an evil tyrant. Joining Emmet are the wise old wizard Vitruvius, the tech-savvy Wildstyle, and a cast of familiar heroes like Batman, Superman, and Gandalf.
As with most games from Traveller's Tales' popular series, the action finds players exploring locations from the movie, taking out villains, and collecting as many LEGO studs as possible, and each of the 15 levels includes a variety of side tasks that can be completed to help unlock more than 90 playable characters. The LEGO Movie Videogame does offer some new features, including a new animation style, worlds created entirely out of LEGO bricks, and a new building mechanic in which Emmet collects instruction pages and uses them to build useful contraptions. And as always, a friend can drop in or out of the game at any time in local split-screen multiplayer action.