The Incredibles releases in UK cinemas on July 13th and to get us nice and prepared for The Incredibles 2, a good 14 years in the making, Lego The Incredibles has arrived ahead of its theatrical release for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.  Now without giving any story details away, seeing as this videogame adaptation features both the original 2004 movie and this year’s sequel, I won’t go into any spoilers.  However, I will say that the story in Lego The Incredibles begins directly where the first movie left off.  But if you’ve played any recent Lego game, in terms of gameplay, you’re going to know what to expect here.  Yet somehow, despite relying heavily on the tried and tested formula, TT Games still knows how to make a fun Lego game, regardless of your age.

It’s pretty much the same smash, collect and fight just about everything in sight, all mixed in with the humour we know and love from the franchise.  Although what I would say, is that perhaps Lego The Incredibles has some of the best humour from the franchise in recent times, it may be more child orientated in that respect then other games, but TT Games have just about gotten the balance right.  What I would say also, is that considering that it’s been 14 long years since the original movie, there will be a lot of children from this generation that might not have ever seen the movie, so it’s a wise move by Warner and TT Games to include both movies in one game.  It’s certainly got my seven year old son more interested in watching The Incredibles 2.

Obviously the stars of the show here are the Parr Family and each come with their own unique superpowers.  Bob Parr aka Mr. Incredible, the father of the family has super-strength, Helen Parr aka Elastigirl, the mother of the family has the ability to bend and mould her body into just about any shape she chooses.  Then we have the children of the family with Violet Parr, who can become invisible and can also project force fields.  Dash Parr, who has super-human speed and finally the baby of the family, Jack-Jack Parr, who is somewhat of an unknown entity, but could also end up being the most powerful member of the Parr Family.

Not to be outdone, let’s not forget about Bob’s best friend, Lucius Best aka Frozone, who has the power to shoot fierce ice-blasts from his fingertips and finally, Edna Mode, who creates the best supersuits in the world, which she can also do for you if you pay her a visit in the open-hub world.  Oh and there’s an extra special treat for Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul fans, as Jonathan Banks features as family friend Rick Dicker and we also have Bob Odenkirk as Winston Deavour, which is pretty awesome if you ask me.

Aside from the main story missions which tie into its movie counterparts, if you want to stop playing them at any point to avoid any spoilers, there is plenty to do in the open-hub world that is free to explore.  For one, you have the crime wave missions, which are objective based missions that give you a little side-story, as well as rewarding you with collectibles.  But as well as your hidden Gold and Red Bricks, you will find various construction bases scattered throughout the world.  As long as you have the necessary components to build on these bases, you may even be rewarded with a character within the Pixar family outside of the world of The Incredibles.  For example, I was rewarded with Dory from the Finding Nemo/Finding Dory franchise, so I can’t wait to see who else I can unlock along the way.

In conclusion, most will know exactly what to expect with Lego The Incredibles, while it doesn’t do much to enhance the series in anyway, it’s still a fun, well balanced family game and at the end of the day, that’s what this game sets out to achieve.  Also, while I do appreciate the Lego Dimensions concept, a year ago, this would have no doubt been a mini-figure expansion, but while I believe that Lego Dimensions still had its place, I’m glad the series has reverted back to fully fledged, licensed releases, because not everyone can or wants to invest in mini-figure sets every few months.  So with that said, Lego The Incredibles is a fun family game that does a great job by introducing the younger generation into the world of Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles.



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Richard Lee Breslin
Richard Lee Breslin

Gamimg has been my life for 30+ years and will always be my passion. I have a BDes Hons Games Development and Digital Media, and I hope to one day turn my passion for gaming and writing into a living. My favourite gaming series are Resi Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Assassin's Creed, Uncharted and The Last of Us. I collect gaming merchandise, comics and movies. I love football (namely Aston Villa) and WWE. I can also often be found wondering the outskirts of Raccoon City. Follow me on Twitter @Solidus5nake