If you’ve ever watched The Lego Movie, and liked every bit of it, then the gang is back in LEGO Dimensions. There are the “snappy” standards that are seen in just about every LEGO game in existence, such as quirky scripts, bashing LEGO enemies into their building block basics, and wads of plastic studs to collect. There is also a ton of digital building block breaking down and building, and of course, the usual band of puzzle solving.
LEGO Dimensions is a Multi-World Game, But With LEGOs
The story of LEGO Dimensions is different than what you’ve seen in the movie. This time around, there’s a maniac called Lord Vortech who has discovered something called the “Foundation Prime.” He then uses this powerful locale to open up portals that are unsurprisingly in the form of (you guessed it) dimensions. This will suck in the friends, and their sidekicks, of various LEGO heroes.
So what’s Lord Vortech’s ultimate goal with the “Foundation Prime?” He uses it to gather the essentials needed to collapse all the different Lego dimensions into one. With just one dimension, he can rule them completely with utter dictatorship control. But not before Wyldstyle, Gandalf, and Batman are on the case to stop hit dastardly plans from succeeding as they save their captured companions in the process.
Players will see a lot of familiar faces in this game, albeit in LEGO form. Aside from the Wyldstyle, which is the main heroine of the LEGO movie if you didn’t know, there’s also Robin, Metalbeard, and Frodo.
This game is not just about picking up two pieces then snapping them together into one then finding another piece, and so on, and so on. This is not as simple as an empty sandbox game as it is about the heroes of every LEGO dimension you can imagine. There are 14 different dimensions to traverse which include Back to the Future, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, Jurassic World, The Wizard of Oz, and even Scooby-Doo.
While gameplay is a bit on the easy side of things, since this is a game that mostly targets kids, there is a lot of comedic depth to go around to fancy children of all ages. There are a lot of uses of exclamatory phrases such as “Dagnabit!” or “Dang it!” and even the ramblings and murmurs of Gandalf when he sees Vortech’s powerful magic.
LEGO Dimensions is a violent game, with building blocks and minus the actual blood. There is also a lot of variety to go around, and the comedic scripts will keep anyone happy when they play this game.