Lego Dimensions Review
Posted: 14 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.
You need to purchase the Lego Dimensions Starter Set. This provides the peripheral that plugs into the console and reads the smart Lego bricks to unlock the content. The Starter Set comes with Lord of the Rings, Batman and The Lego Movie characters and adventures.
You can then purchase separate smaller Lego packs that provide further content. Each of these not only unlocks characters and a short 2-hour adventure but an open world for that franchise that offers a considerable amount of themed content:
- Back to the Future
- The Simpsons
- Legends of Chima
- The Wizard of Oz
- Doctor Who
- Midway Arcade
- Adventure Time
- Mission: Impossible
- The A-Team
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
- Knight Rider
- The Goonies
- The Powerpuff Girls
- Teen Titans Go!
- Portal 2
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play the main game with 2 players and the battle modes with 4 players. Although you can complete the main campaign Starter Pack story in around 13 hours, collecting everything in the campaign and exploring the themed open-worlds extends this beyond 20 hours. Add to this the multiplayer battles and this is longer still.
Adding the different TV and Comic Lego sets add a 2-hour adventure and an open world with at least 5 hours of things to collect. Again, this adds a themed battle arena for multiplayer fun.
Rated PEGI 7 with violence in a child-friendly setting or context. The creatures or fantastical characters will not show any apparent harm or injury as a result of the violence depicted. The fantastical creatures will flinch upon being hit. If defeated, characters may fall apart into small LEGO pieces. One of the arcade mini games features a giant ape knocking down buildings.
Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ with cartoon violence and crude humour. Battles are highlighted by impact sounds and cries of pain. One scene depicts a character stuck in a pile of manure; after being rescued the character says “Peeeeyew, I stink!”
The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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