I have this game and it's poor compared to the PS4 version. It stutters a lot and slows down. Kids probably won't care though....
Really? I wonder what damage Pac Man and Mario handle on my generation, eating pills, chasing ghost and stomping on koppa Troopas heads. Personally never had more than a speeding ticket, never a parking ticket, never in trouble for violence and am actually a member of charity against such as was raised with a violent threat father. I think it's more the parents not the video games, teach them right and they have knowledge and respect. After all, it's a proven fact video games doesn't promote violence but decrease it, its a parents job to make sure its age appropriate. Not directing that last part at anyone.
I noticed slow down when a lot of action was happening at same time, for example destroying a silver statue and generating a lot of studs. However, a minor issue with an otherwise great game, at this price highly recommended!
The game is no different from 30 to 50 years ago when young children played around being cowboys and Indians. Shooting each other with bow/ arrows and guns. Fast forward 20 years ago and it was ninja turtles where kids went around doing flying kicks, playing rough on each other. Let kids be kids. Boys especially will always be interested in this and Lego is certainly the best exposure for extremely mild elements of crime/ violence. As a parent you can just explain these actions and educate them on the real world. Let them be kids but also don't put them in a bubble. Harmless fun exposure like Lego is probably a good start. Explaining and educating is always the best policy. Anyone who uses gaming as an excuse, for example that one element that made them commit crimes or violently hurt people, are talking rubbish. It's parenting (all kinds, scenarios, broken homes, DV etc.) , bad influences with friends/ other kids, lack of discipline, social media that 'can' influence children to act in that kind of way. But I do think it's important to try and review most kinds of entertainment that your children watch. But mild increasing exposure over the years is needed. We all know of someone who was put in a bubble far too long and it shows significantly on their teenage/ adult life. *please this is not a dig at yourself. I do not know anything about you. My opinion/ point is that Lego games are not bad at all and probably a great learning tool in general life etc.