Jump into the world of Middle-Earth and go on an adventure with Bilbo and the Dwarfs to reclaim the Lonely Mountain. You will need everybody’s help on the team to make it to the location and fight the evil Firedrake, Smaug.
LEGO The Hobbit has the design of other LEGO games. Everybody is made of LEGOs and most of the entire world is. Players can break many LEGO parts to collect coins and build able pieces, such as wood or metal. Also glowing pieces and build almost anything from a staircase to a block from breaking LEGO pieces. Even though the game is made from LEGOs with a cartoonish style, the color, sounds, and graphics are still great. Pe very movement of each LEGO mini figure moves correctly and does not look awkward, and when looking at the sky in this game, seeing the bright blue sky, changes to a dark, rainy night. The soundtrack was something I enjoyed throughout this game also. Each character in the group has certain abilities, making each useful throughout the journey. Overall, LEGO The Hobbit is in my opinion is of the best LEGO games to date, and with the rumor of the third part coming as DLC after the movie releases, it keeps me waiting and hoping for it to be true.
If you ever played a LEGO game you know what to expect. You can break LEGO pieces to collect studs to buy stuff, and also collect parts for items and builds. Another style from the past LEGO games is the feature where the user should locate specific materials to build a big LEGO object. Also the characters have different actions to perform, making the Dwarf Company a group with different capabilities during the mision, including someone that has archery abilities, another that uses a big hammer that can move big objects, other with the abilities to extract minerals from stones and so on. Bilbo has his abilities improved as long as the game advances, first when he gains Sting he has the ability to be a more skilled fighter and when he get the One Ring he can disappear and build invisible Lego structures. The game, similar to the latest LEGO games is composed by a big map, rather than a single hub, the player can move along different events where different characters ask users to retain a specific material from a mission or to exchange materials. The levels take part in the key points of the movies and were fun. The developers also added much humor to the game, for that is what the LEGO games are known for. Therefore, this game is similar with ideas from others in the LEGO franchise, but also perfected the issues in the series.
Therefore, LEGO The Hobbit is a great LEGO game to add to the series. And with it on the PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Microsoft Windows, Wii U, 3DS, Xbox 360, and the Xbox One, almost anyone can get a hold of it. I would give it a 8.5/10.