Lego Dimensions: Year Two
Developer TT Games Publisher Warner Bros Format 360, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One Release September 27
Warner Bros loves Lego Dimensions because it’s provided a route into the lucrative toys-to-life sector. Yet it’s been of great benefit to the design teams at TT Games, too. Rather than work out how its well-worn Lego-game template can be woven around a new film licence, in Dimensions it need only hone in on how an IP’s defining characteristics might best be used for a handful of levels. The result is a good deal more inventive and focused. The main innovation is adversarial splitscreen multiplayer for up to four players; we play a riff on Capture The Flag where you buy and lay traps by collecting currency strewn about the place. But the real allure lies in another year’s worth of TT Games playfully mining the depths of the Warner Bros archives, throwing in the likes of Gremlins and Mission: Impossible alongside Harry Potter.