Summary: Unless you want to collect a bit of history, pass on any Lego Universe software here or elsewhere. Although it was a great online experience for any Lego fan, Lego shut down the Universe back in January 2012.
Summary: I feel cheated! Received in December, to progress the game, it was great for my son. Nowhere said he had to pay a subscription, said that he was found but said nothing more. I buy on sale at $ 30 because it cost $ 40 and it only allows me to play a month. What is the bentaja buy when the monthly costs $ 10.
Rip-off. You have to pay $10 to play after the 1st month.
Sardonyx Rock "Sardonyx", Amazon
12 February 2011
Summary: They try to hook young kids (my son is 8) with how cool the game is and all the awesome things you can do, without disclosing in their adds that there is a fee for conitinuing to play. He begged me for this game. My son cried with frustratino when he found out, because the advertising or this game is deceptive. I have never seen anything like this, where you have to buy the game and then pay, especially for young kids.
Summary: I bought this game for my 10 year old son, but I have an 8 year old as well. They played it for maybe a week or so. I played it with them, as I tend to do. The 8 year old played it a little longer, but even he got bored. This game is simply not sophisticated enough for computer-savvy kids these days. The in-game Lego builder is an exception, but who wants to pay a monthly fee for that when there are off-line Lego builders? My kids want LEVELS.
Summary: My son was able to play this game for 2 weeks. After that he was no longer able to log in. I have been trying to contact customer service for a week now. The only way to do that is through email because the live chat they have doesn't work and there is no way to talk to a live person. The response I get, which usually takes a day or two, keeps telling me I have to open new ports in my modem to allow Lego Universe to work.
Summary: We love Legos and we were looking forward to joining the "Universe". Unfortunately,after loading the 9 gig game onto my son's computer, completing the registration, and clicking on Play - only then did we learn that the video card wasn't sufficient to run this game. The result: one disappointed little boy. No problem I said - we'll uninstall from the first computer and we'll install it onto another computer! Nope, not gonna happen.
Summary: I bought this game for my son and if you are in the same situation, take a pass on it. The game requires 10 GB of space on your computer to install and run. This may be okay if you can play it without the online membership but you have to have an online membership to use it - which is $10 per month. It makes no sense in this day and age to have to use up 10 GB of space for an online game. So my suggestion is to not buy it.
Summary: The manufacturer of Lego: Universe should inform the potential buyer that in order for them and/or their child to continue playing the game, they must purchase a $10/monthly membership. This isn't a good indicator of their products and/or their customer service. I would not advise anyone to buy the game unless they are aware of this monthly membership requirement.