Lego Dimensions is a Lego-themed action-adventure crossover video game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox One and Xbox 360. It follows the toys-to-life format, in that the player has Lego figures and a toy pad that can be played within the game itself where it features characters and environments from over 30 different franchises.
There is an ancient planet at the center of the Lego Multiverse inhabited by an evil mastermind, Lord Vortech. It is said that he who controls the Foundational Elements that this planet is built upon, controls all of the Multiverse. Lord Vortech has vowed to be that ruler, summoning characters from a variety of Lego worlds to help him find these building bricks of Lego civilization. Some have agreed. Others have rebelled. And only the combined powers of the greatest Lego heroes can stop him. When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various Lego worlds, different characters from DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings and The Lego Movie are swept away. To save their friends, Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle bravely jump into the vortex. As they journey to locations beyond their wildest imaginations in search of their friends, they soon realize that Lord Vortech is summoning villains across different Lego worlds to help him gain control. As his power grows and the worlds collide, many unexpected characters meet and all boundaries are broken. Our heroes must travel through space and time to rescue their friends before Vortech destroys all of Lego humanity.
Why It Rocks
- For the first time, it collides with over thirty franchises of The Lego Movie and its spin-off, The Lego Batman Movie, The Lord of the Rings, the DC universe and Teen Titans GO!, The Wizard of Oz, The Simpsons, Back to the Future, Scooby-Doo, Ninjago, Portal, Doctor Who, the original Ghostbusters and its reboot of the same name, The A-Team, Adventure Time, Beetlejuice, E.T., Harry Potter and its spin-off prequel, Fantastic Beasts, The Goonies, Gremlins, Jurassic World, Knight Rider, Legends of Chima, Lego City, Midway Arcade, Mission: Impossible, The Powerpuff Girls, and Sonic the Hedgehog.
- It has completely unique mechanics from any other LEGO games at the time. Instead of choose many characters of Lego games, they put each characters on Toy Pad and can help to solve the puzzles, missions, battles and more. And unlike series such as Skylanders, and Disney Infinity, they can get respawn in a few seconds mostly because of the Lego video game.
- Lots of characters to play as and can use them whatever you want that has a many new different ability.
- Amazing adventure world to explore that helps the quest, collecting red bricks and unlocking jukebox.
- Awesome boss fights, mostly General Zod, Dr. Eggman, and Lord Vortech (see below).
- The soundtrack is really amazing composed of Ian Livingstone that used the music score, notably John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Danny Elfman, and James Newton Howard.
- Great voice acting, especially the actors who reprise their role from LEGO games.
- The battle arena is super fun to play as. There are tons of Year 2 arena, with four modes, Capture the Flag, Base Bash!, Objective, and Tick, Tag, Boom!. Sometimes, you can buy their own set of traps if you have enough studs. There are also Battle Shop which allows players to buy Gold Bricks to improve and change the gameplay of the Battle Arena to their liking. If you want to win battle arena, you can use either vehicles or power up to beat them.
- You can purchase red brick and activate the extras to improve the gameplay when you collect it in adventure world
- Iconic main theme song. Listen here.
- The vehicles in the game can be built and upgraded three times once you collect all gold bricks and has even new different abilities.
- The characters' special finishing moves are unique and interesting, like Shaggy's scaredy-cat persona actually defeating a foe.
- As mentioned stated, the Toy Pad in this game is not only the system used for bringing in your characters and vehicles, but also used to get around certain puzzles in the game.
- While the cutscenes are unskippable, you can skip cutscenes after you actually played all the level, which is quite fun for sure and speaking of cutscenes, they are technically hilarious, particularly humor.
- X-PO and Lord Vortech are incredibly likable characters.
- Some franchises are good choices due to their ratings and success, like, Sonic the Hedgehog, Portal, Lego Ninjago, The Lego Movie and Mission: Impossible.
- Compared to the other Lego games, the final boss battle is really long that can helps you for doing abilities for each characters, puzzles that must solve the missions and they can fight the enemies during the first act.
- Most of the original actors, such as Michael J. Fox, Chris Pratt, Jake Johnson, Rosario Dawson, Eddie Redmayne and even Roger Craig Smith, reprise their roles for this game.
- Much like the original Portal games, GLaDOS sings an original song for the end credits, "You Wouldn’t Know".
- The level packs are really good that much. But the Lego Sonic the Hedgehog level pack is a really big expansion pack and is considered the best level pack in the game because the level "Sonic Dimensions" is a really long and fun level filled with awesome vehicles and with Sonic the Hedgehog playable, he can do a homing attack, spin dash, and can build up speed like his video game counterpart. The story for this level pack is great and is filled with fun references.
- This game shows great respect to the franchises it's adapting, which does a excellent job of it.
- Much like other Lego games, there is tons of replay value, just so you can collect minikit, all studs, and rescue the non-playable characters.
- You unlock disco cheat for 100% after you collect at least 480 Gold Bricks in total.
- During the start of the game, the cutscenes are unskippable, but thankfully, you can skip the cutscenes after you replay the levels.
- Due to licensing issues with Disney, some franchises such as Marvel and Star Wars aren't present. Especially the case for the latter since Star Wars started TT Games' LEGO legacy.
- Its way too expensive for not just the Starter Pack, but the Expansion Packs as well.
- Some of the voice actors from Lego shows or movies didn't reprise their roles. For example, Kai (Lego Ninjago) sounded a little too young and bratty and Nolan North who voiced Lord Business sounded nothing like Will Ferrell (even through the voice acting is great).
- Some characters use archived audio clips from the original IP for their dialogue (ex., Ghostbusters 1984, since Harold Ramis died in 2014), which sounds off compared to the rest of the in-game audio.
- Once again, Labyrinth Zone is back.
- They just added anything that mostly people hated like the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, Teen Titans Go! and 2016 The Powerpuff Girls reboot, resulting being cancelled by TT and WB Games in October 2017, due to poor sales.
- Franchises that were considered but scrapped included Pirates of the Caribbean, Universal Monsters, King Kong vs. Godzilla, Mega Man, Minecraft, Arrow, CW The Flash, The 2017 Wonder Woman movie, Despicable Me (Which was going to be a starter pack for another scrapped idea, Connectables), The Angry Birds Movie, Dreamworks animated movies (specifically Shrek, How to Train your Dragon, The Croods and Captain Underpants), Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes, The Smurfs, The Adventures of Tin-Tin, Thunderbirds, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Fast & Furious, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Steven Universe.
- Had Year 3 been made, the final character to be released would have been Lord Vortex, the main villain of the game.
- This is the first game to have a Valve product appear on a Nintendo Console.
- Unlike series such as Skylanders, Disney Infinity, and Amiibo, the minifigures, vehicles, and the USB toy pad are all made from real Lego pieces and can be freely built and customized.