It's nice that their crafting their own ideas for story and gameplay rather than just making parody platformers of exciting franchises.
Agreed. I've always really liked the ideas and concepts behind previous Lego games, but the fact that they were just using other brands to parody off of didn't interest me much past the first Lego Star Wars. With this game however, they have they ability to use comical mould of previous games, but without been strung down by the subject matter and back story. They can create their own world characters and be completely original with it subject matter.
The fact that the last two Lego offerings have been mechanically a vast improvement over the previous ones, only goes and makes me even more excited for this game.
Something's coming up the plumbing, poor Luigi's in a bind. Giant turtles are out to get him, Creepy Crabs are right behind. Spiders, flies. Jeepers! Yikes!, They're coming out the pipes. "MARIO! WHERE ARE YOU!!!"