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  • Summary: LEGO Worlds is an open environment of procedurally-generated Worlds made entirely of LEGO bricks which you can freely manipulate and dynamically populate with LEGO models. Create anything you can imagine one brick at a time, or use large-scale landscaping tools to create vast mountain rangesLEGO Worlds is an open environment of procedurally-generated Worlds made entirely of LEGO bricks which you can freely manipulate and dynamically populate with LEGO models. Create anything you can imagine one brick at a time, or use large-scale landscaping tools to create vast mountain ranges and dot your world with tropical islands. Drop in prefabricated structures to build and customize any world to your liking. Explore using helicopters, dragons, motorbikes or even gorillas and unlock treasures that enhance your gameplay. Watch your creations come to life through characters and creatures that interact with you and each other in unexpected ways. In LEGO Worlds, anything is possible! Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. NF Magazine
    Oct 30, 2017
    75
    It's just you, a virtual catalog of different generically themed LEGOs, billions of bricks and your imagination to use as you wish, whether it be build or explore. [Issue #30 – November/December 2017, p. 63]
  2. Multiplayer.it
    Sep 20, 2017
    75
    Lego Worlds on Nintendo Switch keeps the fun of the title intact but it's a conversion with some technical issues.
  3. Sep 24, 2017
    65
    LEGO Worlds is the perfect toy for our creativity. However too many technical problems and the lack of online get the product is not expected.
  4. Oct 6, 2017
    60
    LEGO Worlds on Switch is a missed opportunity for Nintendo, Traveller's Tales and... the players.
  5. 55
    Lego Worlds feels like someone dumped a box of Legos on the floor and told you to have fun. Only you’ve never held a Lego in your hand or heard the word fun. This is less of a game and more of an experiment for Lego to figure out its place in the increasingly digital future toy space, which is fine, but I for one would much rather play with real Legos. Or sleep on a pile of Legos.
  6. Sep 25, 2017
    50
    LEGO Worlds is fun in small increments and I would be lying if I said this game does not hit the target audience’s expectations. If you like sandbox games with open-ended gameplay, or are looking for a decent Minecraft alternative, this game is for you; unfortunately there just was not enough substance in the aimless gameplay loop for me to keep me coming back.
  7. Sep 22, 2017
    40
    LEGO Worlds is a game full of wasted potential. It has a very robust creation tool, but it is completely overshadowed by a repetitive and uninspired gameplay looping, and a very bad performance overall.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Sep 10, 2017
    10
    I loved LEGO's as a kid but we weren't fortunate enough to afford much outside of the colored blocks.. These days, I've been exposed to manyI loved LEGO's as a kid but we weren't fortunate enough to afford much outside of the colored blocks.. These days, I've been exposed to many of the LEGO games due to my son playing them. They are cute, fun, and have a lot of gameplay, but one thing that always threw me off was the fact that both you don't really build stuff outside of pressing a button to build pre-defined structures. Secondly it really turned me off that, even in the games where you play as a "good guy" you get rewarded for destroying everything to collect LEGO studs, which were then in turn used to unlock characters, levels, etc...

    This all changed in LEGO worlds.. Frankly this is finally a LEGO game I can understand. While you can still collect bricks by destroying things, now it seems to have a bigger focus on discovering things, which can then be used to actually build stuff. Collect a new brick style, you can now use that brick to build anything you see fit. Find a LEGO set (or build) and now you can instantly build that item. In short , this game is allowing me to relive all my childhood dreams by building my own comprehensive LEGO set in game, then travelling around , discovering things, doing quests, and ACTUALLY BUILD using all the cool new pieces I've acquired.

    So far I'm really impressed with how much content there is, as far as the types of bricks and sets I've been able to collect. The quests are fun enough to keep you busy, but in short this is the LEGO experience I have always dreamed of. My main hope is that they continue to add content, more "sets" to find, and more quests and things to do, because in my opinion, this is the ultimate, and what a LEGO game should have always been. There are online multiplayer options but honestly I haven't even dug into that yet since I'm having so much fun just running around, playing around and building.

    My main hopes are they continue to:
    * Add more bricks
    * Add more sets (pre-fab builds)
    * Physics please introduce at least gravity physics.. When I destroy the base of a large LEGO tower, it would add so much to the game to see it fall and crumble in accordance with the laws of gravity (This will also set LEGO worlds apart a little more from the Minecraft comparisons).
    * Add more interaction with the various items in the game (currently there are many, but if there is a chair, I would like my toon to be able to sit on it, or drink from a bar)
    * Extending the above interaction comment, it would be cool if some of the interactions were tied to mini games
    * Add more questions/missions
    * Enhance the AI a bit more, the ability to converse with the AI LEGOnians, making friends, enemies perhaps, and then bringing them with on questions

    Just more of everything they've been doing, I hope they don't abandon this title, but instead continue to enhance it until all the bricks, builds are available and that most if not all items are able to be interacted with. I would gladly pay for DLC to facilitate this, and would MUCH prefer this over having to buy another stand alone title considering my goal is to "Collect all the things"

    In short, this is a fantastic title, and having it on a portable system is just amazing. I had purchased it on the PC as well, but since I've gotten it for the Switch I've been unable to put it down. Keep up the good work team, and everyone else.... GO GET THIS GAME.

    P.S. I recommend buying the digital version , that way it's always available in your system without switching disks, since it's good for short or long plays, it's great to have on hand without need to swap in and out a disk/cartridge.

    Have fun!
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  2. Apr 8, 2018
    9
    Lego Worlds is a low quality port for the Nintendo Switch. This game caught me by surprise, even though it’s not the highest qualityLego Worlds is a low quality port for the Nintendo Switch. This game caught me by surprise, even though it’s not the highest quality experience, it still provides fun and entuiteve gameplay. The only things I’d say are bad are the lousy menus and how difficult it is to build. The building aspect doesn’t affect my score because it takes time to learn and is a key element of this game. Easily one of the best LEGO games I’ve ever played. If you aren’t looking for a long story sandbox game, this game has you covered. Expand
  3. Feb 26, 2018
    6
    It's really neat to walk around Lego worlds and see all the neat stuff the designers hide around each planet. It's fun running around andIt's really neat to walk around Lego worlds and see all the neat stuff the designers hide around each planet. It's fun running around and seeing the sights. I sometimes find progression hard and small randomly generated planets at the start sometimes glitch in ways that make it hard to complete. But you can always delete them and try a new one. It also took me time to realize how to generate a planet of a different type than the previous planet.

    Fun for the small price, but I haven't played it much since the most recent patches, and haven't progressed to larger planets.

    Pros
    • No long story, long cut scenes or walls of text

    • Really is Lego: runaround, build and destroy

    • Keeps being updated with UI improvements and upgrades

    Cons
    • Updates keep changing frame rates and draw distance

    • Randomly generated content is occasionally hard to complete
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  4. Dec 2, 2017
    5
    Lego Worlds is you run-of-the-mill Licensed game by Tt games but this one dose something a little new. So Lego worlds is like Minecraft andLego Worlds is you run-of-the-mill Licensed game by Tt games but this one dose something a little new. So Lego worlds is like Minecraft and Mario Odyssey (If you play adventure mode). The adventure mode is like Mario Odyssey with Minecraft You collect Gold bricks ya da ya da ya da. Sandbox mode is just Minecraft but you build with a tool. yep that's all I guess you can get the DLCes for $4 Expand
  5. Mar 21, 2018
    4
    This was supposed to be Minecraft meets LEGO and it ended up being a bug filled lagging headache. The audio is so bad it gives a headache! DoThis was supposed to be Minecraft meets LEGO and it ended up being a bug filled lagging headache. The audio is so bad it gives a headache! Do not get this. Expand
  6. Oct 17, 2017
    3
    Ah, Lego. One of the absolute joys of my childhood, unfortunately, hasn't really managed to impress me in the realm of video games, aside fromAh, Lego. One of the absolute joys of my childhood, unfortunately, hasn't really managed to impress me in the realm of video games, aside from the underrated former Wii U exclusive Lego City Undercover. Lego Worlds, however, had my attention. I mean, we live in a world where Lego-inspired Minecraft is one of gaming's biggest franchises, so taking the Danish toy and building a compelling open-ended survival game around it should be fine and easy, right?

    Well, with the caveat that game design isn't ever really easy, I still mantain Lego Worlds should have hit it out of the park. The idea is super neat: you pilot your spaceship through procedural worlds, solving quests and unlocking different pieces, objects, characters and buildings for use on a big sandbox-style mode. Basically, it mimics how we all played Lego in real life, except we get to earn the pieces through gameplay instead of badgering our moms to open their wallets and go to the closest toy store with us.

    Of course, having a good idea is only part of the process; you have to actually execute it to earn your payday. And that's where Lego Worlds, sadly, begins to unravel. The procedural worlds are fun at first glance, but end up being a series of empty, boring wastelands filled with meaningless fetch quests. You're never really compelled to immerse yourself on each planet, as the characters you encounter there are mindless drones who keep repeating requests with no rhyme or reason.

    Worse still, there is virtually no power curve to be seen. Almost from the get-go, you can solve a puzzle that requires you to, say, climb a mountain by simply opening a menu and making a helicopter. No effort necessary to earn anything, and as a result no truly compelling gameplay hook to latch onto.

    The sandbox mode, then, could be the game's one saving grace... except for how annoying it is to make the clunky interface do anything you want. This is obviously a game much better suited to mouse and keyboard, as doing what Lego Worlds asks of you with a controller is a borderline masochistic ordeal.

    Finally, there's the coup the grace: the game runs terribly on Switch. The frame rate is sketchy, draw distance is laughable, optimization is virtually nonexistant. Characters will walk on air, hang onto nothing while suspended, get trapped nowhere specifically, all of this with floaty physics and controls which are extremely erratic.

    TL;DR:
    Lego Worlds is a great idea. No, really, coming from a former Lego kid, it's honestly one of the coolest ideas for a video game I've seen in recent years. The execution, however, makes it all come apart, with terrible controls, mindless gameplay loops and truly putrid optimization. The worst part is that the sheer potential on display makes it all the more frustrating to behold just how much of a hot mess the end result turned out to be.

    Rating: 3.5
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