Let me begin by explaining that I have already played through GTA V last year on my PS3, queuing up for a copy on launch day and spending many happy hours thoroughly exploring the world of Los Santos, both in Story Mode and with friends online.
This most iconic of gaming characters nestles his capacious behind back into the familiar hot leather of his favourite go kart. This is Mario Kart, returning once again in what is arguably the best instalment yet.
The team behind the Lego games must surely be in need of a holiday because here, hot on the heels of the Lego Movie Game and all the other Lego games, is yet another Lego game. This time you jump into the varying sized shoes of Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and a group of dwarves.
Anyone who has ever heard me talk about games and games of films will know that I generally avoid them more than a plague of plague-ridden things with a long stick for poking barges. However, when it comes to Lego games that isn’t the case.