LEGO Jurassic World

LEGO games. If you’ve played one, you’ve played them all. Right?

Well, yes and no. Whilst TT games doesn’t take many risks with their popular franchise, they do seem to have a knack for bringing out the flavour of whatever franchise they are currently adapting. LEGO Jurassic World is no exception, and it’s finally got the LEGO treatment. All the iconic scenes are here, including the latest chapter in the series, from where the game gets it’s name.

But as I said at the start, this is a LEGO game, nothing more, nothing less. The gameplay is exactly the same as the thousands of LEGO games before it. Players have to figure out which character to use to solve whatever puzzle is standing in their way of progressing. Generally this will involve destroying things so you can build new things, devices and such, giving you access to the next playable area.

Essentially, the only real new component to the franchise is in the dinosaurs themselves, appearing as playable characters over the course of the game. This adds a new level of fun to the game, because, well, you get to play LEGO dinosaurs!

As I said before, the game features all the iconic scenes, but in true TT games style, these scenes are scrubbed of death or violence and replaced with humour, bringing the series alive in a game that can be played by your kids without having to worry about nightmares.

So if it’s all basically the same as the last game, why bother? Because it’s Jurassic World. Who didn’t grow up wishing that we really could recreate dinosaurs? Right? And no matter how you feel about the sequels, TT games humour will cause even the most ardent haters to break out in little smiles throughout the games four chapters.

Breaking down blocks and building new things has never been so much fun. Sure, it all feels familiar and might seem to be getting old, but this is the one franchise that has been begging to get the LEGO treatment. Go discover the world of Jurassic Park and beyond.

Reviewed on: XBox One

Rating: PG Mild violence

Reviewed by: Jonathan



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