Posts Tagged ‘Travellers-Tales’

The Cubed Crusader: LEGO Batman 2?

By Alec Meer on November 28th, 2011.

Walls made of Lego kyrptonite everwhere, I'm betting

Hooray! A Batman game that won’t use the word ‘bitch’ every five seconds, though God only knows what all the cutsey, wordless Lego-dude chuntering really means. “Oh great Satan, dark lord of my heart, let me worship you, let me consume the souls of the innocent and strangle kittens in your honour” – that’s what Lego Commissioner Gordon’s really saying, I bet.

So, Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes has maybe been outed, at least if this oddly stark image on Bricktuts.com is to believed. (Uncropped full version of the above pic with more stuff here). If it is accurate, it also means Batman’s bringing all his special friends to the build’n'smash party – which no doubt would mean even more open, joyful silliness than the first game. Lego Superman – i.e. invincible flying man who can destroy any object – must be be a conceptual nightmare, mind.

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Demobulus: Lego Harry Demo Out Already

By John Walker on November 2nd, 2011.

The pan of DOOM.

Egad, there’s a demo of Lego Harry Potter: Years 5 – 7 all of a sudden. Why the surprise, you ask? Because you haven’t been paying attention to Adam and me, when we’ve told you over and over how great the first Lego Harry game was. And as I’ve mentioned before, I’m saying that as someone who would rather eat his own shins than read one of those illiterate books. Honestly, I tried to read the first one and just wanted to mark it with a red pen. Does she even have an editor? Anyway, the good news is the Travellers’ Tales games are brill, and the Harry Potter one was exceptionally good. And I suspect this one could match it. Naturally the game is out in American a week earlier than in the UK, what with Harry Potter being a British book, and the game developed by a company in Britain… hang on, what? At least we can all get the demo at once. Warner? What are you doing?

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Face Fear: Lego Harry Potter Yrs 5-7

By Adam Smith on October 27th, 2011.

Don't get me wrong, I'd be scared if I woke up and this thing was standing over my bed, comical expression or not

With all the talk of genuinely blood-curdling experiences over here, I bring you something else in the build up to Halloween. Lego. This short trailer for Lego Harry Potter Yrs 5-7 doesn’t actually show any gameplay, but it does capture one of the things I like about the Lego games; they don’t buckle under the occasional self-importance of the franchises they depict.

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Toy That Lives: Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7

By Adam Smith on October 10th, 2011.

Ron doesn't kill Dumbledore. I know that.

Like John, I thoroughly enjoyed the first installment of Lego Harry Potter’s schoolyard mishaps and I was pleased that Years 5-7 will be available this year on 18th November. A huge part of the early years’ appeal, however, was the use of Hogwarts as a hub world and the later stories, as you could conceivably have avoided discovering, do take the action away from school somewhat. Hopefully this won’t lead to a loss of the exploratory jollity in between the driven narrative sections and will, instead, provide more hubs to wander around. Judging by the trailer below, the more serious the story becomes and the more adultescent it attempts to be, the more ridiculous and entertaining the Lego equivalent becomes. Good. Let’s stop being too earnest about wizards for a while.

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Releasario: Lego Harry Potter 2 Out In Nov

By John Walker on September 20th, 2011.

Stupid wizard idiot.

Something I still haven’t done, that I was originally planning before Christmas, is to write a WIT for Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4. I know that sounds like a strange game to review long after it came out, and perhaps not quite in the target audience for RPS, but blimey, it’s a brilliant game. Certainly I’m a sucker for Traveller’s Tales’ Lego games, but not without an eye for quality. Lego Star Wars: great. Lego Indy: poop. And as it happens, I can’t stand Harry Potter. But Lego Harry Potter was a level above all the others, not only nailing the regularly repeated formula exactly, but also framing itself very differently. One day I’ll write it, and probably call it a “retro”. Indeed, I could time it with the release of the next game in the series, Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7, which Warner has just announced for the 18th November this year. Which is splendid news, even for a boy-wizard-hating git like me.

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Lego Of Tradition: On Traveller’s Tales

By John Walker on May 20th, 2011.

They have a really weird thing about bananas.

It’s a mistake, in light of Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean, to accuse Traveller’s Tales of diminishing returns with their Lego series. I keep seeing that happening. It’s wrong. If anything the problem is the stability of their consistency. I’ve had a think about why.

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Wot I Think: Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars

By John Walker on March 26th, 2011.

Yes, I fancy them.

The latest Traveller’s Tales Lego game, Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars, came out yesterday. I’ve played the Story Mode through to completion, and fought against replaying the entire thing in Free Play in order to have time to write this review. Is it any good? Well, I’ve sort of given that away. Yes, it’s extremely good. Here’s Wot I Think to prove why.

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Bounty Stumper: Lego Star Wars III Trailer

By John Walker on March 5th, 2011.

My Lego figures never had guns like that.

Hoo hoo hoo, I can’t wait for Lego Star Wars III (warning: hideous, annoying website). Despite the quite remarkably boring opening to the 360 demo that I didn’t bother playing past. Also, hello former writer for PC Gamer who makes the Lego Star Wars games – how about a PC demo? Eh? Anyway, there’s a new CGI trailer/cutscene for it out of GDC and it made me laugh. Hence: post.

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Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean Pics, Trailer

By John Walker on February 2nd, 2011.

It sure looks like a Lego game on a beach.

Not only are we soon getting Lego Star Wars III, but this Summer brings us Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean. As Alec observed last November, they do seem a perfect triplet of movies (with a fourth this May, the game released alongside it) for the Traveller’s Tales treatment. Not much is known yet, other than the obvious (squillion characters, smash stuff, build stuff, levels represent film scenes) but the first trailer has appeared on MTV’s site. And by the magic of embedding, it’s also below. Along with some brand new (not very good) screenshots.

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Eggo Arr Aws Eeeee! Aa Oo Aaiier!

By John Walker on January 27th, 2011.

Yoda had better double jump.

Cynical people, naff off. I adore the Lego games. With the possible exception of Lego Indiana Jones, they’ve been amazing creations, packed with wit and detail like little else. Lego Harry Potter should have been in our 2010 Calendar, and it was only because I didn’t play it until too late that I didn’t know to argue for it. So news of Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is to be met with delight. Good – I hope everyone’s changed their minds and agrees with me now.

One particularly lovely thing about the games is that there’s no recognisable dialogue at all, instead everything communicated through peculiar speech-like noises. The video below shows the actors in the studio willingly looking daft to create these noises, along with snippets of the forthcoming game.

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Johnny Depp Is A Stud

By Alec Meer on November 18th, 2010.

70 characters. christ

From now on, RPS will be exclusively dedicated to revealing hitherto unsuspected man-crushes on celebrities and tracking their every movement, Perez Hilton-style. You’re okay with that, right? Here we go: “Cube-faced, pencil-armed pin-up Johnny Depp took a break from being automatically cast in any and all Tim Burton films today to stroll down the Champs-Élysées whilst wearing a fetching distressed double-denim combo…”

Ahahah. Just my little joke. RPS doesn’t fancy men. Or women. RPS is, in fact, entirely incapable of sexual attraction to anyone or anything. Though we do get a little emotional about toffee cheescake sometimes. In fact, this post is about LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean. You may be able to see what I did there.
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