Great Ideas For Lego-Themed Video Games
Earlier today I decided to visit the GameFAQs website, and as normal vote on the Poll of The Day on the homepage. Usually they’re relatively uninteresting, featuring frequent “got PS3?” type of polls and seemingly endless character battles taking place all year round usually being won by Mario or Link of Zelda fame. Today’s one caught my interest though, as it asks “which game franchise would you most like to see a Lego version of?”
I consider myself a ‘half-arsed fan’ of the Lego games, having enjoyed Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga and the demo of the first Indiana Jones game. I’ve yet to play the likes of Lego Batman, Indiana Jones 2 and Lego Harry Potter but they’re all titles I’d like to play sometime in the future, but despite that I also feel the Lego video game franchise has wasted some of its potential since Lego Star Wars started it all in 2005. That in itself was a fantastic start as people of all ages could enjoy it, but it all became a bit ‘samey’ with Batman and Indiana Jones providing games with more or less the same gameplay.
What GameFAQs did was provide a list of choices featuring the following:
- Lego Call of Duty
- Lego Final Fantasy
- Lego God of War
- Lego Pokemon
- Lego SimCity
I think most (if not all) of those ideas are brilliant ones, particularly Lego SimCity. I’ve always adored that particular franchise and the thought seeing one of my favourite childhood toys come to life in a city I created gets me all tingly, with Lego skysrapers, vehicles and little people contributing to a bustling metropolis.
Of course the odds of any of the Lego game ideas mentioned will probably never happen, and if the poll is anything to go by I’m in the minority when it comes to wanting Lego SimCity as it’s trailing last with 10.7% of the votes as I type this – Lego Final Fantasy is what the majority want at the other end of the scale with 34.4% of the votes. Still, we can but dream of something different from the usual Lego video games, Lego Rock Band was a step in the right direction but the same formula seems to have been resumed with Lego Harry Potter. The creators more than likely realise that the potential is almost limitless with the franchise they have, it’s up to them to use it.
What Lego-themed video games would you like to see? As always your comments and opinion are more than welcome.
Posted on September 3, 2010, in Video Games and tagged Game Ideas, Lego, Lego Batman, Lego Final Fantasy, Lego Games, Lego Harry Potter, Lego Pokemon, Lego SimCity, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Video Games. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.