Lego Dimensions Review
Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
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
Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+
Release Date: 27/11/2015
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.
Purchasing related Lego packs unlock substantial content in the game. These packs range in size from unlocking individual characters to whole new adventures and open worlds to explore. Their price relates to the amount of content they grant access to.
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!”
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