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. By combining a very accessible gameplay with a fun look at a strong franchise they managed to create a refreshing experience.
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 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. 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: 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.
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. Well, overall it's a rather fun game, but your money is better spent on one of the many other Lego video games.
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.