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LEGO Dimensions PS4 Game Review

October 25, 2016

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LEGO Dimensions PS4 Game Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Oct 25, 2016
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

LEGO Dimensions brings your creations to life! Check out Kidzworlds PlayStation 4 game review to see how well worlds mix and match!

By: Max Cannon

In a video featured on Kinda Funny Game's YouTube channel, Greg Miller was discussing how impressed he was with the attention to detail in LEGO Dimensions with a developer from the game. The developer's response: "Yeah, it's almost like we care."

That care shines through every inch of LEGO Dimensions. 

LEGO Dimensions combines anything you like with LEGO. Do you like Batman? Well he's there! Are you a Lord of The Rings fan? Good news for you! How about The LEGO Movie? Oh, there's plenty of it. 

Ghostbuster's add-on to LEGO Dimensions, which you get a taste of in the main game.Ghostbuster's add-on to LEGO Dimensions, which you get a taste of in the main game.Courtesy of TT Games

From Our World To Each Of Their Worlds

LEGO Dimensions is a toys-to-life game similar to Disney Infinity or Skylanders, you'll assemble your LEGO characters and vehicles and pop them onto your LEGO portal, which you'll also build. When you put a character on the LEGO portal - the base game comes with Batman, Gandalf the Grey, and Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie- they appear in the game as one of your playable characters.

There's a story tying each of these characters together and it's probably one of my favorite stories of any LEGO game. Our evil villain, Lord Vortech, is stealing elements and heroes from every different world. Robin, Frodo, and Metalbeard are all taken from their respective worlds and each of our heroes unties to get him back. To fight Lord Vortech, our protagonists needs to get the magical keystones and foundation elements which are hidden throughout the different worlds. And there are a lot of different worlds and each one is lovingly created.

Take a quick look through the list of available worlds in the base game.

  • Back to the Future
  • DC Comics
  • Dr. Who
  • Ghostbusters
  • Jurassic World
  • Legends of Chima
  • Midway Arcade
  • Ninjago
  • Portal 2
  • Scooby-Doo
  • The LEGO Movie
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Simpsons
  • The Wizard of Oz

Yeah. There's a lot. And each of them feature voice actors from their unique worlds. Elizabeth Banks reprises her role The Lego Movie as Wyldstyle, GLADOS's classic voice returns to Portal's world, even the voices of the original Ghostbusters has something to say. While 9 out of 10 original voice actors returns, you'll notice whenever they're missing that one guy - I'm looking at you Gandalf.

Lord Vortech takes over the world of Back To The Future.Lord Vortech takes over the world of Back To The Future.Courtesy of Video Game Blogger

A New Meaning To Playing With LEGO

In true LEGO fashion you'll need to switch characters to solve different puzzles. Wyldstyle's acrobatics will help you reach new heights, Gandalf's magic helps illuminate and levitate obstacles, and Batman's utility belt will have a solution for most other problems you'll see in the main game. These are the same obstacles you've seen in past LEGO games but the portal offers a new mechanic.

I haven't built with LEGO since I was a little kid and LEGO Dimensions really took me back. While you won't do it much after the opening of the game it's fun to actually build with the LEGO that come with the game. Taking 30 minutes to build the LEGO portal was a fun break in the action and though you're building it once you'll be using it through the entire game. Puzzles involving your portal are used constantly. You'll need to move characters, swap spots on the Toy Pad, and add vehicles in every world. There were moments when I was definitely annoyed with how often they would fall off and I would have to keep switching the players an obnoxious amount in the later levels. Occasionally I would also put a character slightly incorrectly off the pad and it wouldn't read it correctly, and there was one moment when the game wouldn't open the next path needing a reset - these moments slowed things down, but they were rare and didn't take away from my fun.

The Toy Pad/Portal used to move characters into the game.The Toy Pad/Portal used to move characters into the game.Courtesy of Nerdist

Final Thoughts

LEGO Dimensions is the best LEGO game I've played in a long, long time. There isn't a single better game out there for families or young kids. There's care given to every second you play, from the music to the easter eggs. Kids love the LEGO and parents love playing in properties they grew up loving like The Simpsons or Back To The Future. If you're looking for a game to bridge the gap between parent and child, there's no better option.

Pros

  • Awesome Attention To Detail
  • Great Puzzles
  • Impressive Voice Acting

Cons

  • Annoying Switching At Times
  • A Couple of Bugs

LEGO Dimensions Game Rating:5

Available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Wii U

Lego Dimensions PS4 Box ArtLego Dimensions PS4 Box ArtCourtesy of TT Games
Have Your Say!

Have you played LEGO Dimensions? Will you be picking up any of the add-on packs? Share your comments below!