Lego Di­men­sions Reach for the plas­tic

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Reviews -

re­leased out now! Re­viewed on Ps4

Also on Ps3, Xbox 360, Xbox one,

wii u

Pub­lisher warner Bros

How deep are your pock­ets? Lego Di­men­sions isn’t just a sin­gle game in a box with a few bonus Lego toys – it’s an ex­pan­sive, ex­pen­sive Lego plat­form with a vast range of dan­ger­ously ap­peal­ing add-on el­e­ments.

In true Lego gam­ing fash­ion, dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters and ve­hi­cles have dif­fer­ent skills, which will let you com­plete var­i­ous puz­zles as you progress through the ad­ven­ture. But un­like those past Lego ti­tles you know and love, you un­lock th­ese char­ac­ters and ac­ces­sories in Lego Di­men­sions by buy­ing the ac­tual mod­els them­selves, build­ing them, and scan­ning them into the game.

While Lego Di­men­sions isn’t among TT Games’ best “pure” Lego games, it is a lot of fun. Play­ing with ac­tual Lego adds a lot to the ex­pe­ri­ence, and the Toy Pad pe­riph­eral proves to be quite the head­scratcher as you’re forced to bounce minifigs around its flash­ing pan­els. Deeper into the game, when lev­els open up some­what (the homage to Doc­tor Who’s “Blink” is spec­tac­u­lar) and you start to ex­plore the sand­box side­worlds, things click even more. This is, all told, a fun first toys-to-life at­tempt, but it’s a lit­tle too blunt about want­ing ex­tra cash. Matthew Pel­lett

The Starter Pack (RRP £80) gets you a Lego por­tal plus Bat­man, Gan­dalf and The Lego Movie’s Wyld­style in-game.

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