Thursday, November 21, 2013
Game Review - Lego Friends 3DS
About the Game
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the LEGO Group, and TT Games in partnership with Hellbent Games today launch LEGO® Friends for the Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system to major retailers worldwide. The latest LEGO videogame adventure is based on the popular LEGO Friends collection of building sets, providing a fun adventure that allows players to express their imagination and creativity.
“We are pleased to bring to life the imaginative and vibrant world young girls have come to enjoy from their LEGO Friends toy sets,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “Now, they can interact with their favorite LEGO Friends characters, join them on fun adventures, while expressing their and creativity as they play.”
In LEGO Friends, players visit Heartlake City, playing the role as Olivia’s cousin who, with Olivia, joins other LEGO Friends like Mia, Stephanie, Emma and Andrea on fun adventures. Throughout the game, players will complete a variety of activities, such as rescuing a wounded fawn, practicing their soccer skills, choreographing dance routines and training pets. Each of these activities builds the level of friendship with each LEGO Friend the player encounters. The ultimate goal of the game is to become a “True Friend” with each of the LEGO Friends, while exploring and uncovering all of the secrets, badges and rewards in the amazing city of Heartlake.
Using an interactive map, players can explore Olivia’s House, Heartlake High, Main Street, Clover Meadows and Heartlake Marina, all of which are based on the LEGO playtheme. Players can further explore and enjoy total freedom in each core area by visiting the Karate Dojo in Heartlake High, the Rehearsal Studio on Main Street, the Riding Camp in Clover Meadows or the Dolphin Cruiser in the Marina to collect items, play mini-games, complete tasks, solve puzzles, and build objects from piles of LEGO bricks found throughout the game. They will also collect and unlock new pets, each with a unique ability, that helps players solve puzzles and access new areas to explore. Heatlake City is filled with exciting activities, such as rescuing a dolphin and teaching them tricks and discovering hidden pirate treasures with a secret map.
LEGO Friends also gives players the opportunity to express their individual style and personality through various customization options. Players will be able to pick their character’s outfits, hairstyles, and accessories, select a pet or design and personalize their character’s bedroom.
LEGO Friends is now available for Nintendo 3DS for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and is rated “E” for everyone. For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/LegoFriendsVideoGame
My Take on the Game
My daughters have had the chance to play with Lego Friends sets in the past and I have to say that as a parent, they encourage such creativity that I love them as much as they do. Thus, when I received this game I was hoping that it truly engaged them and drew them into the Lego Friends world even further, and the game did not disappoint.
Even my five year old enjoyed this game so it really is a game for numerous age brackets, which makes the game even more valuable for my family.
My girls' favorite part of the game was exploring Heartlake City. While they mentioned liking the whole game I kept finding them wanting to go back and explore and interact with the world that Lego first created in the "real" world.
In the game itself, the graphics were well done, and I liked that there were quite a few mini games within the game itself. By doing small things for others you got to play further, which was definitely more fun in the end!
This game has so many great aspects to it and it will provide your family with hours and hours of fun!
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