I thought about this for a while, and I came up with two answers. The first is a game I’ve talked about before: Castlevania, Lord of shadow. That has a lot of great cut scenes that drive the story, but I also feel that cut scenes used in this way can sometimes be a bad thing, so I didn’t really want to leave it at that.

I settled on any Lego game as the game with the best cut scenes, and the reason is more to do with how they are used. In all the Lego games that I’ve played they are not used to drive a story, but to inject a little humour, which supports the overall theme of the game.

Lego Batman cutscenes – just for fun

I’ve not played the latest Lego Batman game, but I think I’m correct in saying that it’s the first with voice acting. Whilst the clips I’ve seen are good I hope they still use the cut scenes for a little extra added fun.

Additionally, in the upcoming Lego Lord of the Rings game I heard that they will use original voices from the movie. This worries me a little. I think that’s because I have an idea about what Lego games should be, and a serious storyline is not part of that idea. Lego games should be nostalgic and childlike. They should be games with a Peter Pan syndrome and I worry that a serious driving plot will ruin that. I’m sure they know what they are doing though. Travellers Tales have found a winning forumla with and I’m sure they’ll be very careful not to break it, and know what will work and what won’t.

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