Excerpt: The WMG was shocked to hear Telltale Games was working on a RTS (Real Time Strategy) video game for the Nintendo DS. Lego Battles is that game. Warner Bros Interactive is a well known publisher and Lego Battles compliments their existing video game library. For those not familiar with the RTS kind of a video game let the WMG explain a little. Players start with certain troops like a builder. The builder builds buildings like a farm, castle, and barracks.
Excerpt: Ninjago is latest Lego craze that can be seen in the toy section of many retailers. Lego Battles is one of my favorite Lego franchises that Family Friendly Gaming has reviewed. This is a real time strategy game. That means your characters go and collect resources, build structures, and produce fighters. These fighters go out and try and destroy the enemies buildings. We will get to the violence part in just a bit.
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.
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.
Decent real-time strategy, different from most LEGO games.
Common Sense Media
19 April 2010
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.