TT Games/WB Games
ooh mash it up!
Building a LEGO set then cannibalising it
into a mad mashup is exactly what it’s all about. LEGO know this,
and embrace it in this ‘toys to life’ game.
IPs (deep breath)
The Simpsons, Doctor Who, DC Comics, The
Wizard of Oz, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future,
Scooby-Doo!, Jurassic World, The Lord of the
Rings, classic Midway arcade games, genius puzzler
Portal 2 and LEGO’s own such
as Chima, Ninjago and The LEGO Movie are banged together in
a celebration of creativity.
The result? A bunch of levels
themed on these properties, with other worlds randomly invading. We
were getting our BttF on when Mr Plow – that name again is
Mr Plow - wormholed in then disappeared as quickly as he’d arrived.
This can be a very funny game, from people who really understand the
properties that they’re playing with. Just wait until you see
The LEGO Movie Batman and DC Comics’ Batman having a slap
The story is that evil (duh!) Lord Vortech wants
control of the LEGO multiverse. To gather the requisite stuff he
enlists villains from all over, be they Daleks, the Joker’s henchmen
or flying monkeys. He also kidnaps Metalbeard, Robin and Frodo.
Their respective mates Wyldstyle, Batman and Gandalf – the three
minifigs that come with the game - aren’t impressed, so they get
their hero on.
Gameplay’s similar to typical LEGO outings,
however LEGO Dimensions’ USB-connected base isn’t just a
receptacle for expensive toys. Instead, it’s an interactive
receptacle for expensive toys! You may need to paint onscreen
characters to match lights on the portal, or get all colour theory
to concoct purple and orange. It adds a whole new level of
It’s expensive, not just initially but for the
myriad extra packs, many of which are needed to unlock extra
content. Still, at least when you tire of the game you can chuck all
the bits into your LEGO collection...