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  • Summary: In a galaxy of procedural worlds made entirely from LEGO bricks, will you... EXPLORE environments filled with adventure, then alter them? DISCOVER secrets and treasures, then play with them? CREATE your own models, then make a world your own? In LEGO® Worlds, it’s up to you.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 24, 2017
    80
    There are some problems with the procedural world generation. And the UI lacks a sorting function for objects, while the free building is a little awkward. But nonetheless this is a huge creative sandbox somewhere between No Man’s Sky and Minecraft.
  2. Mar 12, 2017
    80
    Lego Worlds is a funny tool to build whatever you like with unlimited virtual bricks.
  3. Apr 3, 2017
    75
    Overall, it may be a pain to have to collect each type of brick that you want to use, but you’ll learn things. I do like this game, and I’m not big on open sandboxes. Or, perhaps I like it because of that.
  4. Mar 17, 2017
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Mar 19, 2017
    67
    It's actually a very likeable LEGO sandbox game, but its hiding its charms behind hours of boring quests and cumbersome controls.
  6. May 1, 2017
    65
    Whereas Minecraft is simple enough to be understood by a kid, LEGO Worlds drowns you in a plethora of almost useless features. Even something as mundane as building and painting is clumsy and eats a lot of your time.
  7. Mar 17, 2017
    60
    LEGO Worlds is a weird game for no one in particular. Younger players will be happy seeing brick men jumping around brick worlds but they won't be able to complete most tasks. Older players will become bored by low difficulty level and repetitiveness. There is hope in the inevitable additional content - fingers crossed for free distribution.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Jun 11, 2015
    10
    I'm giving it a 10, not because it is perfect right now, but it WILL be everything we have been dreaming of for a Lego game. This game isI'm giving it a 10, not because it is perfect right now, but it WILL be everything we have been dreaming of for a Lego game. This game is missing a map and an easier individual brick building interface; however, before you count those small things as detractors, let me say this: "THIS GAME IS IN EARLY ACCESS". That means that this game is already FAR and ABOVE expectations and it still in its infancy. It isn't Minecraft, because this game has FAR more things to be creative with. Welcome to being a kid again. Expand
  2. Feb 17, 2016
    10
    This game is great, and is only getting better with each update. As it's an early access title, I'll be reviewing it as an incomplete game.This game is great, and is only getting better with each update. As it's an early access title, I'll be reviewing it as an incomplete game. So, the final game may have a different score requiring a review edit.

    Before we get into the review, I want to talk about the game's early access status and their Youtube policy.
    Yes, it's an early access title. As such, there's always the possibility that the game will never be finished. However, the devs have maintained constant communication, offered frequent feature updates, and have already shipped a number of LEGO games (TT Games) for Warner Bros. They're a pretty good studio with a huge publisher backing them. I'll never say never, but it's pretty unlikely that the project will be shelved this far into development given its feedback on Steam.

    Second, I know a lot of us like to stream on Twitch or upload videos to Youtube. The devs have explicitly stated on the Steam Community forums that they are fine with this, so you shouldn't have to worry about copyright strikes. Now, let's get to the good stuff!

    First, let's address performance. I have a decidedly mid-range computer (FX-8120, GeForce 760). Under DirectX 11, the game runs adequately, and MUCH better than it did when it first became available on Steam's Early Access. The performance gets a little better with each update, so I'd be surprised if it wasn't completely optimized by release.

    Second, let's take a look at the gameplay. Some people are of the opinion that this is a Minecraft clone. I disagree. It is definitely the same genre as Minecraft (sandbox creation), but the ability to build things in procedural worlds is about the only similarity on that front. In fact, this game's creation tools are much more versatile, with the notable exception of not having a circuit system (like redstone) as of the last time I played. LEGO Worlds rewards discovery by allowing players to become characters they have met or recall vehicles and animals they have discovered. The kits are a nice touch as well, allowing you to instantly create entire sets that you have found in-game. While you can still manually create anything you could with real LEGO bricks, you have additional options here. On a somewhat different gameplay note, LEGO Worlds also added a quest system a couple updates back for those who want a break from the sandbox and would like a bit more "traditional" gameplay goals. They're by no means required, but they are nice for those of you who like game-set goals once in a while.

    Next, let's talk about graphics and art direction. The art direction and graphics are familiar to anyone who has played any of the recent LEGO games. This is probably due to the fact that the same studio is behind this one. If you like that art style, you'll like this one. If you don't, you won't. If you couldn't care less about graphics and simply want to create your LEGO empire of doom, they're more than adequate. Personally, I like the art style, but that's just my preference.

    If the ability to create anything you want with an infinite set of LEGO bricks sounds like something you'd like, then this game is definitely worth checking out. If the lack of a redstone equivalent is a dealbreaker, wait a little longer to see what gets implemented.

    Now, let's talk about the features that AREN'T in the game yet:
    -Online multiplayer: the devs have continously said that this will arrive later on. That being said, I am of the personal opinion that this will be implemented MUCH closer to release.
    -Underground cave networks: The devs say that they will also be procedurally generated.
    -Towns, villages, settlements.
    -Underwater gameplay (vehicles and creatures)
    -Other things that aren't that important to me but you can check out on their Steam listing.
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  3. Jun 28, 2015
    10
    This game is great. There is often a misconception that this game is Minecraft; it is not. Stop saying it is. There are three parts ofThis game is great. There is often a misconception that this game is Minecraft; it is not. Stop saying it is. There are three parts of Minecraft: Digging, building and crafting. People often say exploration is a key part of Minecraft; it is not. You can literally spawn, walk 5 blocks to a tree, start punching it and you're done for the rest of the game. I do like Minecraft, but there are many differences in this game. This game offers proper exploration. You start in the woods, find a horse, and you travel to a land full of candy canes and cupcakes and find a gun and a plane! The exploration is literally endless.

    The building. The building in this game is often the point of the negative/positive ratings. Contrary to popular thought, building is actually not that difficult. The brick by brick build is actually far more simple than most people think. If you actually read how to do it, you'd know that you can drag a brick using left shift and I made myself a fully operational castle with individual rooms in under an hour. Try doing that in Minecraft survival.

    Another thing is the pre-fabs. They are amazing. I have made my own town with roads (using the steam roller) and houses, and barns, and even a McDonald's down the road. The creation in this game, like the exploration, is pretty much endless.

    The building is far easier than most people think and the exploration is amazing and endless. I have nothing major to fault on this game, especially since it is in early access. The one, tiny, tiny fault is the third person view. Aiming is very hard with guns and bow and arrows and I think it would be a wonderful addition to add a first person view that is optional.

    TL;DR: The exploration in this game is incredibly fun and endless, the building takes a bit of skill but once read up on is easy, and the endless creation is amazing, but this is NOT Minecraft. Third person view can be buggy but otherwise this is an amazing game. I recommend to anyone who likes LEGO and who is very creative.
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  4. Jun 18, 2015
    7
    Not Minecraft at all. More about exploration & construction than survival. There are many tools to use like: Add/ subtract big chunks of legoNot Minecraft at all. More about exploration & construction than survival. There are many tools to use like: Add/ subtract big chunks of lego at a time, specific 1-piece placement, & paint. You explore to find things like vehicles, items, & characters who you can use to customize your character. This game is still early access when this review was written, so it will only get better. Expand
  5. Jun 2, 2015
    7
    Lego Worlds, where do I begin? This game appears to be a clone of Minecraft with the typical Lego universe humor. As with most things in life,Lego Worlds, where do I begin? This game appears to be a clone of Minecraft with the typical Lego universe humor. As with most things in life, I like to use sets of three. In this review, I will highlight three bad elements of Lego Worlds, three good elements, and three things that set the game apart from the competition and make it a truly unique game.
    First off, we start with the bad. The first bad thing you will notice as you play Lego Worlds is the clunky and difficult to use menu interface. Unlike Minecraft (survival mode), Lego Worlds gives you all the materials you need to build your castle/house/structure without having to mine for building materials. What makes this difficult is the fact that there are over 30 different types of Lego pieces to select from in one very small menu. Furthermore, when one builds a structure, it is all too easy to put the Lego brick down in the wrong place and have to erase the piece, reselect it from the menu, and put it down again. All in all, building is a very tedious, time-consuming process. The second main problem with the game is lack of difficulty. Nothing stands in your way to oppose you. Enemies only attack if they are attacked, and they are easily defeated.There is no real challenge in this game besides one's desire to explore and build. The third major problem with this game is a lack of a map. The Lego world is HUGE, and I have built several structures, only to never find them again as I wander aimlessly around. This is almost a game breaker for me, and I expect the full version of the game will have some form of minimap system. But enough of the bad, on to the good!
    The first good thing about Lego Worlds is the vehicles. Minecraft was a huge game, but what did Mojang give you? Horses and minecarts. Lego Worlds says, why stop there? The game features Jeeps, steam rollers, rideable dragons and eagles, horses, bears, a drilling machine, helicopters, and airplanes. (Sidenote, the physics realism for the planes and helicopters is total bullcrap, but it's still a blast.) The second big thing about Lego Worlds is the map size. Going in, I was worried that the game wouldn't have very much to explore and I would discover the entire world pretty quickly. Have no fear, this is not the case. The first world I selected had roughly eight or nine different biomes ranging from tundra to redwood forest to candyland to Japan (cherry trees and pagodas). The maps are so large it is almost a bad thing. Finally, the third pro for the game is the preset buildings. In the game menu, you have several different pre-built structures that you can throw on the map whenever and wherever you want. This is still in its infant stage, but I imagine great possibilities as the game comes of age.
    Finally we get to the good stuff. You want to know, what makes the game unique? What makes this an experience I need to pay fifteen bucks for? Well, first off, the game makes terraforming really easy. Remember in minecraft when you wanted to build a structure in survival mode and had to spend literally days clearing a spot of land for your castle or roller coaster? You don't have that problem in Lego Worlds. They give you a tool that automatically smooths, raises, or lowers any terrain that you want. It makes constructing a foundation very enjoyable. The second big thing Lego Worlds does is colors. The color palate is sizeable, unlike minecraft without mods. It''s also much easier to simply dye any block you want a certain color. Finally, the last big thing that makes Lego Worlds different from the competition is the lack of fall damage. You may not think this is a big deal, but it is. It just is.
    Would I buy the game again after having put 5 plus hours into it? Yes. Is it great in its current state? No. Will it get better? Most assuredly.
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  6. Apr 20, 2017
    7
    I like this game, however now that I have 80 gold bricks I am seeing problems. When I open some of the chests, i just get coins and nothingI like this game, however now that I have 80 gold bricks I am seeing problems. When I open some of the chests, i just get coins and nothing else??? Sometimes there is an error where I have to restart the game. Also there are some glitches in the game. When you look at each map it doesn't tell you how many gold bricks are there. Expand
  7. Mar 16, 2017
    0
    Boring. and SHAME to TT Games for closing LEGO DIMENSIONS for this **** . Another **** company after Disney. GG i hope this game will sellBoring. and SHAME to TT Games for closing LEGO DIMENSIONS for this **** . Another **** company after Disney. GG i hope this game will sell very little copies. Expand

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