Thursday, February 5, 2015

The LEGO Video Game Series.

When it comes to video games, there's one particular series that I really get a kick out of.

No, not some silly war game. I'm talking about LEGO!

Princess Leia and Chewbacca in LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Way back when I first purchased a Nintendo Wii, Crystal and I wanted to find a game that we could play together. Obviously, we didn't want a shooting game where the point was to slaughter each other in a death-match. Instead, we wanted a challenge that was cooperative and made us think. Thereby, we started with the original LEGO Batman game. Boy, was it a real treat. We 100% completed it and moved on to our next LEGO game, which was LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga. It was amazing and we sniffed out each and every secret within the game. Come to think of it, there's not a LEGO game that we haven't 100% completed. After that, we finished LEGO Indiana Jones and LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean. LEGO Batman II was our follow-up and that was highly in-depth. The last LEGO game we finished was LEGO Star Wars III, which left us wanting more. LEGO Lord of the Rings is the current title that we have, but our schedules as of late have prevented us from playing it as much as we wish we could.

Unfortunately, we can't play any of the newer LEGO series games because none are being published for the Wii anymore. As a console, the Nintendo Wii is dead. I would love to be able to play the LEGO Batman III, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, The LEGO Movie and LEGO Jurassic World games. But... that would mean I'd have to purchase a newer console.

Yep... I'd definitely play as Doctor Octopus in LEGO Marvel.

Blah... more money on a video game system when the one I have functions perfectly well. If I could put my hands on a used Nintendo WiiU unit for a decent price, I would. I just can't force myself to drop $300 dollars on a system that's performed terribly. Needless to say, I'm certainly not spending upwards of $400 on a video game console like the Playstation 4 or XBox One -- that's just ridiculous. Alas, no more LEGO games I guess. It's quite disappointing. If ever there were a series of video games that inspired creativity, puzzle-solving capability and ingenuity, the LEGO series is it!

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