Update: I've played the game now. I don't know how it compares with other recent LEGO games, but basically it's a strategy game with the roll of a dice thown in to add an element of luck. The object is to either wipe out your opponent's forces or reach their base. Like chess, different pieces attack in different directions. It's not too bad I suppose, and, like other LEGO games, there's plenty of variations suggested to keep it interesting.