Lego Worlds First Look and Gameplay
Yesterday I got the chance to attend a press event for the new Lego Worlds game in London, and man does it look like a lot of fun!
The game is just enormous with not just a world but an entire universe at your fingertips for you to explore and create. The game offers story options with missions to help you towards being a master builder, but also near unlimited options to just build and enjoy the worlds it offers. The environment can be edited to your hearts delight with prebuilt items, or brick by brick building, and the more you explore the more items you can discover to add to your repertoire to play with.
It’s a game that just channels the sheer joy of playing with real life LEGO, and combines it with the tongue in cheek humour and welcoming feel from the previous Lego games and movies, just in a more free roaming and creative way. The sandbox alpha version has been available on Steam since last year and has been getting rave reviews. The final game is significantly more polished and broad in scope than I’d seen on previous footage.
Lego Worlds is going to get a few… well one… obvious comparison [*cough*Minecraft*cough*] but in reality, it’s got as many similarities as it has differences. Plus there is a nostalgic connection for me that can’t be ignored. It’s bright and fun and pretty much only limited by your imagination.
The game’s controls are intuitive and easy to pick up, with tools to learn, build, destroy, flatten and smooth environments to your hearts content. With plenty to offer kids and adults alike I can see this being hours of gameplay fun even without taking into account the fact you can go on missions, and fly around on your pet dragon over your ice planet inhabited entirely by a hoard of ice skating T-Rex…
I took some footage at the event if you want to see the game in action:
Lego Worlds is developed by Traveller’s Tales and published by Warner Bros. It will be released on 7th March 2017 for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One with a version for Nintendo Switch to be released at a later date.
Bex started reading comics, fantasy, sci-fi and cyberpunk in her childhood and apart from getting slightly taller, not much has changed. Often found at Comic Cons or on youtube ranting about various geek topics or doing exactly the same thing as a guest host on a variety of podcasts including Geektown Radio.