Girl-focused LEGO game filled with fun, safe activities.
Common Sense Media
25 November 2013
Summary: Parents need to know LEGO Friends is an adventure game based on Lego's popular collection of building toys aimed at girls. There's a strong consumer/product relationship here: Kids who play with the toys likely will want the game and vice versa. That said, the game is filled with fun, nonviolent activities many kids are sure to enjoy, from sports to animal care. Also, the young protagonists are good role models for girls.
Conclusion: Even though there is plenty of spoken voice, reading skill is still needed to navigate the menus and goals. 99 percent of the game is easy to figure out and play, but there were a couple of goals and jumping puzzles that were a tiny bit tricky. Even so, this title exuberates quality and is a fairly long game, too, so your little girls will be entertained for quite a while. LEGO Friends is rated E for Everyone.
Conclusion: Kid Factor: Some reading is required to get through many of the activities, but a persistent button-presser might be able to navigate through the game menus without understanding all the words. There is a bit of stereotyping in the game, but those who do not fit the stereotype will not be all that inclined to play the game. As for typical inappropriate content found in a video game, it doesn’t exist here.
Excerpt: Know what warms my heart? Companies that comprehend the difference between boys and girls. TT Games, hellbent games, and Warner Bros Interactive completely comprehend the differences. Lego Friends on the Nintendo 3DS is one of the pieces of proof.
Summary: Games aimed at children, be it boy or girl, should be crafted with the same care that go into more high-profile titles. Unfortunately, LEGO Friends feels like a rush job designed to make a quick buck and get parents to buy their kids the LEGO Friends figures and sets. We expect more from the LEGO brand at this point; should the world of LEGO Friends be revisited in another game, it will have to do a far better job at presenting a workable experience worth recommending.
LEGO Friends (3DS) Review – All I see is Friends, where’s the LEGO?
Canadian Online Gamers
29 November 2013
Excerpt: With successful LEGO game releases such as LEGO City Undercover and LEGO Marvel, I couldn’t help but hope for LEGO Friends to be another successful addition to the LEGO game franchise. Although targeting younger girls, I hoped that it would not just contain the mere dress-up aspect, but also the prominent LEGO twist.
Conclusion: "LEGO Friends" est loin d’être un des meilleurs jeu de mode sur Nintendo 3DS par manque de créativité et également à des années lumières des jeux LEGO précédents bourrés d’action et d’humour. Cependant ce titre essaye de définir son propre style en un jeu de mode de LEGO pour fille. Comment résister au bonheur de sauver un dauphin le matin, redécorez sa chambre l’après midi et changer de coiffure et fringues le soir ?