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  • shawksta - March 27, 2014 8:38 p.m.

    Well thats neat
  • Waldo - March 27, 2014 10:55 a.m.

    I like the look and idea of this. I hope it's not a Free-to-Play kind of thing; then ask for cash for super secret bonus characters or areas. Is there a reason it won't be available on consoles? The Lego games have been great on any console in the past and present.
  • EAC73 - March 27, 2014 1:19 p.m.

    I'm sure it can do F2P well, Path of Exile is basically the Diablo 3 that everyone wanted, and it does F2P amazingly. So I don't see why this can't be a successful free game.
  • Waldo - March 28, 2014 9:25 a.m.

    I was just worried they would exploit things, like Trollkitten hints at. Spoon feed people a few characters and then ask for money to unlock others, which may be needed to access certain areas. I don't think we need another Skylanders or Infinity pushing stuff to my kids. I am sure F2P can be fine when full thinking adults and teens, who are in charge of their money, make smart decisions. But kids don't really have that money sense, especially when Lego is concerned.
  • Trollkitten - March 28, 2014 1:03 p.m.

    What I think the best "free-to-play" model might be for a game like this is to have unique codes in each real-life minifigure pack sold in stores, codes that, when entered, unlock bonus content or perhaps points similar to those of the old Kanoka Club Bionicle had during the Metru Nui storyline (which me and my siblings were SO into, we'd actually put masking tape over the codes on our disks because we thought that letting our siblings use them would be "cheating" -- and yes, fights broke out over that, and I'm not proud of it). Perhaps if each individual minifigure had its own unique code algorithm, LEGO could make it so that buying, say, a Viking Woman would allow you to unlock a playable Viking Woman in-game, no fancy-schmancy Skylanders Infinity Rumble U technology required. Granted, what I'd REALLY like is to mix and match pieces of minifigures to create my own, strangely powered character... and who knows, maybe they WILL include this in-game. Perhaps a "physical DLC" model like the one I've mentioned above would unlock different "parts" to fit together whoever your weird and possibly cross-gendered minifigure might be... hec, that would bring me right back to ye olde younger days when I'd sneak into my brother's room and swap the heads on all his minifigures (it drove him up the wall, and I'm sorry I did that to him, but I do concur that it was fun).
  • Trollkitten - March 28, 2014 8:27 a.m.

    Personally, I wouldn't mind if it was free-to-play, simply because that would mean that I could choose how much money I wanted to invest in it. What I WOULD mind is if it was EXPLOITATIVE free-to-play; that's never fun for anyone's wallet. The bigger issue to me is platform: my computer isn't really up to snuff for 3D mass multiplayer gaming. Still, this sounds awesome (cue movie soundtrack). I've wanted to join an MMO for a while now, but haven't been able to choose one... the closest thing I've ever had was Petpet Park (shudder), which I quit after it CLAIMED my account was frozen for saying the word "password" but didn't actually freeze me... coincidentally, I happened to have a paid subscription at that time, which, all put together, is all kinds of wrong, though I don't know exactly where.
  • brickman409 - March 31, 2014 11:35 p.m.

    The were a few great lego PC games back in the day such as lego island, lego racers, and legoland

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