Are the canon BIONICLE video games good?
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Online reviews of Bionicle games, tend to completely miss the point of them. When reviewers see the Lego name on a game, they expect an emphasis on the Lego medium itself thanks to games like Lego Island and Lego Star Wars, whereas Bionicle games have always been focused on the Bionicle Universe, so elements like building become less essential.As a side note, while it's non-canon, I quite enjoyed Matoran Adventures, a fairly simple platformer that suffered from far fewer glitches than Quest for the Toa.
I'm wondering about the two canon BIONICLE video games, Quest for the Toa and Maze of Shadows. Are they any good? Most of the online reviews complain about the fact that there are no LEGO elements involved, so I thought it would be better to ask here.
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Posted Oct 07 2012 - 10:37 AM
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Posted Oct 07 2012 - 04:07 PM
1) "Professional" reviewers are notorious for being wrong. Pick the best movies, games, or books and you can find at least one, often a plurality (near majority) or reviewers who will get paid to sit down at their computer and nitpick the slightest little downsides from the upsides (and everything has both ) to sound smarter than the people who actually do the work to produce these things. Often they make the mistake of judging them from their own personal tastes even though they are not part of the target audience, though there are many reviewers who know better and will try to give a more balanced review that mentions how they expect different people will like or dislike them. Even with them, though, they're often wrong about their understanding of people who have different tastes than them. In my experience, the best way to get reviews is what you're doing -- ask people who are actually in the fanbase of the thing. :)2) I have Heroes. It's pretty fun -- I'd highly recommend it. A great way to pass the time with rockin' music. Of course, I may be biased as I helped with some of the extras (the masks trivia room ). The "over the shoulder" view thing is the most interesting aspect of it; it's slightly different in that way from other first-person shooters (technically it's third person limited, heh). Downside can be that it's sometimes a bit repetitive -- but there is a lot of variety in the building challenges and some enemy strategies. The weapons are cool too.I dunno about the others. My cousin had The Game and I guess it was okay. I only played it briefly though.
Interesting... I'd heard some pretty terrible stuff about them in reviews, but maybe they just didn't get them. How about some of the other games, like Matoran Adventures, Heroes, or The Game?
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Posted Oct 07 2012 - 08:13 PM
True that. It was orignally called Tales of the Tohunga, but you already know that I bet.
Quest for the Toa was pretty excellent... basically if you took the Mata Nui Online Game and added more of an action element. Some of the dialogue was very silly, but that added to its charm. The only real faults I have with the game are its occasional frustrating glitches and its low-res graphics, which keep you from appreciating many of the more creative Rahi designs.I have never played Maze of Shadows so I do not feel equipped to comment on it.
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