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. Then they proceeded to not screw things up cataclysmically by releasing The Original Trilogy , which succeeded in being an improvement over the first game in every possible way.
Conclusion: Bionicle Heroes is a fun game that will keep young gamers busy for a good while. There’s nothing for parents to be worried about, which might just be a selling point in its own right. While the game can’t really stand on its own, when compared to the rest of the childrens’ games on the Xbox 360 (there really aren’t any) Bionicle Heroes fares pretty well. The LEGO elements are just as fun as ever, and the advent of the masks provides solid variety.
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. This quest takes you through twenty-five levels and nineteen boss fights. Moral Warnings: There’s really not much to say here, it’s a kids game.
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. Bionicle Heroes is such a title, and as such is a game that is likely to be perfect for fans of the Bionicle toys and movies, but offers little of interest for everyone else.
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. The Bionicle series of LEGO toys has spawned books, comics, and a few direct of video movies. Naturally, the transition to a video game franchise was the next progressive step. Unfortunately, the execution of the first step is less than admirable.
Excerpt: What's up with games that make it impossible for you to lose? It may be a sign of the times, but kids these days are not challenged or faced with any sense of failure. I can only imagine what this world is going to look like when we have a bunch of adults in charge with no experience in defeat. Bionicle Heroes is just another one of those games that teaches children that it's okay to be a miserable failure as long as you try hard doing it.