Video Game Lego Adaptation Game Discussion

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SeanWheeler
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06:26:38 PM Jan 11th 2015
edited by SeanWheeler
So can we split this article? I mean, with 17 games and 9 universes, that's a lot to cover on one page. And some people might want to read about one specific LEGO Game instead of the whole series, for example, a Hobbit fan might not be too interested in Indiana Jones. And I feel that LEGO Rock Band doesn't belong here. Not that I hate Rock Band, but it really doesn't fit in the series. Not that it's bad or anything but because there is a formula of gameplay mechanics of the LEGO series that Rock Band broke too much. LEGO City Undercover fits the series better in terms of gameplay (and it was a game with new original characters and is based on classic LEGO sets whether than a licensed theme). If it's being covered because it's licensed, LEGO Creator Harry Potter would be on here, and it isn't. The LEGO Harry Potter Years games are the Harry Potter content covered. And LEGO Indiana Jones 2 isn't too well recieved. While I do like it (well, the Crystal Skull story), some who hate Crystal Skull may want to forget the game exists and would not want it to contaminate their reading about their favorite LEGO Games.

So heres the proposal. We can cover tropes here on the series in general, and divide the games into universes where we can cover tropes specific to those universes, and divide them again to individual games. For example, autosave would be on the franchise page because it's in every game, Bald of Evil would be on the LEGO Batman universe page because of Lex Luthor, Penguin and Mad Hatter, and Big Damn Kiss would be on the LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 game page for Harry's kisses to Cho and Ginny page.

So here's the pages:

SeanWheeler
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12:01:50 PM Jul 27th 2014
Why is LEGO Rock Band here? It's nothing like LEGO Star Wars or any of the games covered.
SeptimusHeap
12:29:31 PM Jul 27th 2014
I am guessing someone misread the scope of the page.
SeanWheeler
09:58:06 AM Aug 10th 2014
LEGO Rock Band isn't an adaptation of any movie or comic universe. It fits more in the Rock Band series than the LEGO series. It's not a platformer, doesn't run on the LEGO Star Wars engine. And it's not covered on the LEGO Games Wiki. LEGO Games Wiki covers LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures LEGO Batman: The Video Game LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes LEGO The Lord of the Rings LEGO City Undercover LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The LEGO Movie Video Game LEGO The Hobbit LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

These listed games have things in common. They follow a formula that started with LEGO Star Wars with some improvements here and there. However, LEGO Rock Band uses the Rock Band formula which is different from the LEGO Adaptation Game formula. It's not a LEGO Adaptation Game. It's a Rock Band game with LEGO minifigures. And I'm wishing for TT Games to make a compilation of all their games similar to what they did with LEGO Star Wars Complete Saga. Rock Band's non platforming rhythm elements just wouldn't fit.
DaltimusPrime
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07:36:28 PM Apr 27th 2014
Should Legends of Chima: Laval's Journey and the upcoming Lego Ninjago: Nindroids be featured here? They feature the same platforming/puzzle/action gameplay as the movie-based games. Having LEGO Rock Band on the page pretty much throws out the "Movie-based-games only" thing anyway.
Jarkes
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06:25:33 AM Aug 20th 2013
I must've missed something... Is "Lego Marvel Super Heroes" already out?
MadElf
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06:03:53 AM Aug 1st 2012
I've been trying to find a trope to fit a particular issue in Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7, but either there isn't one or I don't know what it's called.

The issue: Harry might as well not be in the Free Play part of the game; if he wasn't stuck in your party by default, I'd never use him.

In Years 1-4, he had four rare or unique abilities: Expecto Patronem, perfect broomstick riding, Invisibility Cloak, and Parseltongue. The first wasn't used very often except as an in-character replacement for Ridikkulus, but the other three were used in a lot of puzzles.

By the later parts of Years 5-7, anyone can use a broomstick (in the only two places you get to use them as such), most everyone has Expecto Patronem, and cauldrons with Invisibility Potion litter the place (and there's only one puzzle that uses invisibility anyway). Ron and Hermione have been gifted with one truly unique ability each, which are used in practically every room, and (due to the requirement to follow some spectacularly bad concept degradation on the author's part) Ron now has the ability to hiss at random and crack any Parseltongue code (rather than just the plot-required one).

So I was thinking of something like "Story-Induced Redundancy", to cover situations where the development of the characters to fit the plot removes all the uniqueness from one of them, reducing them to space-filling eye-candy at best.
Telcontar
07:14:57 AM Aug 1st 2012
You want Lost and Found for this type of query.
MadElf
01:14:22 AM Aug 2nd 2012
Thank you o wide-stepping one, will repost there.
LairOfRockwhales
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06:35:04 PM Jun 4th 2012
What about the first crossover LEGO game, Creator Harry Potter? I don't see any info on it in here... but I don't know enough to add any.
LairOfRockwhales
10:02:05 AM Aug 3rd 2012
edited by LairOfRockwhales
nevermind, saw the topic
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