History YMMV / LegoIsland

28th Oct '16 9:44:26 PM legoking831
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* VindicatedByHistory: ''Island Xtreme Stunts'' was highly overlooked when it first came out due to little marketing from LEGO, and even now it's still the least-known game in the series. As more longtime fans learned of its existence though, it started to become slightly more popular, and is now usually considered a much more worthy sequel than the second game.

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* VindicatedByHistory: ''Island Xtreme Stunts'' was highly overlooked when it first came out due to little marketing from LEGO, and even now it's still the least-known game in the series. As more longtime fans learned of its existence though, it started to become slightly more popular, and is now usually considered a much more worthy sequel than the second game.game.
* WhatAnIdiot: All of the games are rife with this, to near ludicrous amounts.
** Across all the games, the Brickster is the island's worst criminal who is one of the only major threats to the citizens. He's known to be untrustworthy and quite dangerous.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That he'd be exiled to a place with maximum security and surveillance, since everyone knows that he can and will cause major damage if he is let free.\\
'''Instead:''' He's put in a tiny prison cell that can easily be escaped, and '''right next to the helicopter!''' Is it any wonder that he manages to cause so much damage every time he's let loose?
** Also, across all the games, the Brickster continually manages to make an escape.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That people would look to the police first for help on taking care of it. After all, it's their job to deal with this.\\
'''Instead:''' Everyone turns their first eye to Pepper, a ''pizza delivery boy'' who hasn't reached adulthood!\\
'''Compounding It:''' The police do ''[[PoliceAreUseless next to nothing]]'' in any of the games to help fix the situation. In the first they do a few things, like collecting evidence and examining it, and are the ones to ultimately catch the Brickster, but in the other two they have incredibly small roles and leave Pepper to do every last ounce of work. How do they have their jobs again?
** In the second game, there's a book called the Constructopedia that holds the entire island together. When a page is torn out, a building falls apart.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That an ArtifactOfDoom of such power would be locked away for nobody to be able to steal. Even if there's only one criminal on the island, it's still an incredibly dangerous item with an incredible amount of destructive potential, and there's no telling who else on the island may end up willingly taking it with malicious intent.\\
'''Instead:''' The Infomaniac leaves it ''sitting on his desk'' and ''out in the open'' for literally anyone to take. Needless to say, the Brickster has absolutely no trouble taking it from his hands.
10th Oct '16 12:02:27 AM RisefromYourGrave
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** The [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB97121C540589410&feature=plcp whole soundtrack]] of the first game. Specific examples:

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** The [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB97121C540589410&feature=plcp whole soundtrack]] of the first game.game, despite its very low sample rate. Specific examples:
9th Aug '16 9:54:31 AM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* NarmCharm: From ''Xtreme Stunts'', the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKMqK5-vmCE Minty Fresh]]. The lyrics are unbelievably cheesy, but the music itself is really awesome.


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** Unlike the first two games, ''Xtreme Stunts'' gives Pepper black, beady eyes rather than white cartoon eyes. Though more accurate to most Minifigures, it still looks unnerving.
28th May '16 10:28:21 PM nombretomado
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* SoBadItsGood: A scene in the PS1 version of ''LEGO Island 2'' got hit with technical limits very hard when it came to recreating it. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbf8Bnw5GFs The end result is rather hilarious.]]

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* SoBadItsGood: A scene in the PS1 [=PS1=] version of ''LEGO Island 2'' got hit with technical limits very hard when it came to recreating it. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbf8Bnw5GFs The end result is rather hilarious.]]
16th Apr '16 5:58:59 AM thevisualboy37
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* FranchiseOriginalSin: People who complain that the gameplay of ''LEGO Island 2'' is just walking through an overworld from one minigame to the next fail to remember that ''LEGO Island'' was literally just an overworld with three "building" minigames and five "obstacle course" minigames. Granted, the overworld of ''LEGO Island'' is much more alive than that of ''LEGO Island 2'', but there isn't much to do in ''LEGO Island'' besides the minigames, which is a common criticism aimed at ''LEGO Island 2'' instead. For that matter, at least the ''LEGO Island 2'' minigames are more varied than those of ''LEGO Island''.

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: People who complain that the gameplay of ''LEGO Island 2'' is just walking through an overworld from one minigame to the next fail to remember that ''LEGO Island'' was literally just an overworld with three four "building" minigames and five "obstacle course" minigames. Granted, the overworld of ''LEGO Island'' is much more alive than that of ''LEGO Island 2'', but there isn't much to do in ''LEGO Island'' besides the minigames, which is a common criticism aimed at ''LEGO Island 2'' instead. For that matter, at least the ''LEGO Island 2'' minigames are more varied than those of ''LEGO Island''.
9th Jan '16 5:36:53 PM Virodhi
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* SophomoreSlump: Lego Island 2 is considered the trilogy's ParvumOpus.

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* SophomoreSlump: Lego Island 2 is considered the trilogy's ParvumOpus.weakest work.
20th Jul '15 11:23:26 AM Kytseo
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* SophomoreSlump: Lego Island 2 is considered the trilogy's ParvumOpus.
14th Jan '15 4:50:34 PM ANewMan
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** Also the Brickster's complete DullSurprise voice acting upon being captured, finishing with a big "Heeeeeeeelp!"
28th Aug '14 2:28:21 PM PeabodySam
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* DesignatedHero: Mostly averted in the second game, except the set-up for Castle Island. The Brickster destroyed the bridge dividing two warring kingdoms, and Pepper goes and fixes it so that both sides can start up their little war again. I'll repeat that: the Brickster actually found a (somewhat unusual) way to ''end'' a war, and Pepper's attempt to undo it started it right back up... yeah... who was the hero again?
** However, judging by the dialogue, it seems to be implied that the two sides ''enjoy'' fighting each other. After all, when you're a LEGO figure living on Medieval islands connected by a bridge, you were pretty much build to fight the other side. By destroying the bridge, the Brickster pretty much took away their way of life and reason for existence.



* ValuesDissonance: In the second game, Pepper has to go to Castle Island and repair a bridge, which was destroyed by the Brickster. Fair enough, but here's the thing; the kingdoms on both sides of the bridge were bitter enemies at war with each other, and the Brickster's interference meant they couldn't fight. What does Pepper do? Take advantage of the situation and bring peace between the two sides? No, he repairs the bridge specifically so that both armies can go back to fighting each other.

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* ValuesDissonance: In the second game, Pepper has to go to Castle Island and repair a bridge, which was destroyed by the Brickster. Fair enough, but here's the thing; the kingdoms on both sides of the bridge were bitter enemies at war with each other, and the Brickster's interference meant they couldn't fight. What does Pepper do? Take advantage of the situation and bring peace between the two sides? No, he repairs the bridge specifically so that both armies can go back to fighting each other. However, judging by the dialogue, it seems to be implied that the two sides ''enjoy'' fighting each other. After all, when you're a LEGO figure living on Medieval islands connected by a bridge, you were pretty much build to fight the other side. By destroying the bridge, the Brickster pretty much took away their way of life and reason for existence.
27th Aug '14 7:04:05 PM TheNewEnglandGamer
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** However, judging by the dialogue, it seems to be implied that the two sides ''enjoy'' fighting each other. After all, when you're a LEGO figure living on Medieval islands connected by a bridge, you were pretty much build to fight the other side. By destroying the bridge, the Brickster pretty much took away their way of life and reason for existence.
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