Lego Dimensions Reach for the plastic
released out now! Reviewed on Ps4
Also on Ps3, Xbox 360, Xbox one,
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.