Summary: Listen, this game isn’t terrible. I hate it. I don’t want to play it. I enjoy doing laundry more than this game. But it isn’t terrible. I’m sure there is somebody out there that loves this thing. I’m sure this is somebody’s favorite game.
Summary: It's not 1994 any more, and Warcraft ? the first one ? is no longer the rage in real-time strategy. Even if it were, this shoddy by-the-numbers RTS wouldn't measure up. The controls are an irredeemable mess; there is no shortcut for attack-move commands and targeting a specific enemy unit is difficult on the tiny DS screen, meaning that your best bet for combat is to give a short move command and hope your troops pick useful targets on their own.
Summary: Parents need to know that LEGO Battles Ninjago is not the same type of action-adventure game as many of the other popular LEGO video games, like LEGO Harry Potter , LEGO Star Wars , and LEGO Batman . This is a battle-based strategy game, much more akin to the LEGO Battles DS game. It's about harvesting bricks to construct facilities, building facilities to generate soldiers, and assigning tasks to those soldiers.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a beginner's real-time strategy (RTS) game featuring mild violence. Tiny characters hack at and shoot enemies and buildings with melee and projectile weapons, but everything is so small that it's difficult to make out what's happening. There is no blood or gore. Note, too, that the game often feels like a promotional tool for LEGO building toys, particularly those in the Danish company's Castle, Pirates, and Mars Mission series.
Excerpt: My life is falling to pieces, somebody put me back together. As we know, the LEGO brand has been used to good effect for nearly every major movie license there is, from Harry Potter to Batman. Now it is time to get back to the LEGO brand itself using their Space, Pirates, Castle, and Battle sets in video game form.
Conclusion: Concept: Lose the licenses and return LEGO to its roots
Graphics: The true gems are the shiny cutscenes. The in-game graphics are solid, but less memorable
Sound: Surprisingly dramatic. Perhaps a bit too much for a LEGO game
Playability: Extremely accessible for those new to strategy titles, but lacks a challenge for experienced RTS fans
Entertainment: Good, clean, fun ?