The LEGO license now comes in a fighting game. LEGO Brawls is however not developed by Traveller’s Tales but by Red Games, a studio specializing in mobile games.
Distributed in Europe by Namco Bandai, LEGO Brawls will have been much less talked about than the previous productions of Traveller’s Tales. It must be said that the concept is very different since it is not a cooperative action game but a fighting game with Smash Bros sauce. Given the DNA of the studio, one would have thought that the project would have a hard time seducing. If everything is not perfect, LEGO Brawls is still a very attractive title. Explanations.
So yes, let’s not be afraid to say it, LEGO Brawls is indeed a copy of Smash Bros, which has the misfortune to come out at the same time as Multiversus. And the enormous disadvantage of being “paid”. You will still have to pay € 39.99 for the basic version of the game, while Multiversus is offered free of charge… The advantage is that with this economic model, you skip the paid battlepass. But the community is likely to be much smaller. And we have to admit, if the game is nice, we don’t really feel that it deserves its 40€…
In general, the fights tend to be very messy: you don’t see much of what is happening on the screen and players often just hit the button. It’s the special moves that bring depth to the gameplay, but there are very few power-ups on the battlefield, and above all, once you’ve grasped the mechanics of the game, you spend your time trying to to get them back…
So yes, we would have liked a little more complex gameplay, a little more madness in the levels – that said already very good! – and an achievement that fills our eyes a little more. Yes, LEGO Brawls should have been offered in free-to-play format, or at least at a lower price, but the title from RED Games is still very good entertainment and undoubtedly one of the games of the season. for the little ones.
Quite openly inspired by Smash Bros in its concept, LEGO Brawls is a very fun fighting game, focused on multiplayer, which has the enormous advantage of being a title that is both very accessible and very fun to play. If we blame it for its lack of depth compared to Smash Bros, it’s hard not to be seduced by its playlists which make various matches follow one another, its character creation system and its progression system. It is a real pleasure to face his friends in totally delirious matches. The problem is that in terms of gameplay, we quickly got around to it. At 40€, the bill is therefore salty for a title which could very well have been offered to us in the form of a free-to-play, and which will obviously suffer from the comparison with Multiversus.
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WE love :
A fun concept
We like less:
Overly simplistic gameplay
Technically very “blah”
€39.99 for a game that could very well have been an F2P
Often very messy