Excerpt: Traveller’s Tales is a developer who has been busy for years already bringing one good game after the other to the market in silence and thanks to their LEGO Star Wars games that recently managed to get some more exposure.
Conclusion: A game for fans of Bionicle only, as the world and plot is just not welcoming enough for anyone else plus the non-Lego look may well put off fans of the other Lego games. Put it down to experience and hope that the upcoming Indiana Jones and Batman offerings do a much better job.
Excerpt: What's happened to Traveler's Tales? Coming out of the relative obscurity of developing licensed games and children's entertainments, they produced Lego Star Wars , pulling off the dual miracle of making the best Star Wars and Lego game ever, all at the same time.
Excerpt: Bionicle Heroes for the Xbox 360 is a third person shooter/adventure game based around the quest of the Lego heroes known as the Toa. In this game the player quests to destroy those known as the Piraka.
Excerpt: Some games are clearly designed for a certain audience. While it's undoubtedly hard for game developers to create games that gain critical praise and massive sales, it's worth sparing a thought for the guys that slave away on titles aimed squarely at kids.
Excerpt: Bionicle Heroes is a game based on the (formerly) popular Lego sets. The best way to describe this game would be to say it’s a mix of Lego Star Wars and a third person shooter. It puts you in control of the six “Toa Inika” on a quest to defeat the malevolent Piraka.
Conclusion: There are cut-scenes, as in every Lego game, but they're all so Lego stereotypical. The characters grunt and often take part in somewhat humorous activities. The music is not great, but not obnoxious. It's on the brink of being calming and being repetitive.
Excerpt: On the coattails of LEGO: Star Wars II, Traveller�s Tales is taking another stab a LEGO infused title based on the Technic line of LEGO toys called Bionicles. Bionicle is a mixture of two words: biological and chronicle.