Lego Worlds Review
Lego Worlds Has Finally Arrived!
Lego Worlds starts you off in a space ship, a ship that is doomed to crash on a very small world. Once crashed, you must complete quests and find gold Lego bricks in order to progress. A new size world is available after hoarding a specific amount of gold Lego bricks and with new worlds come new things to find.
Each Lego world is respectively different, there are many ways to acquire the fabled golden bricks and fetching these bricks is a small portion of what you will likely be doing. I have had over four days with the game and I have spent most of that time just exploring the world. Sure, I could do the quests in the hope of receiving a gold brick, but learning the layout of each land is just as satisfying.
You see at the beginning of the game you get access to various tools, one of them is called the discovery tool which you can use to scan in various objects and characters. I have spent a lot of time just scanning in various Lego pieces. Characters usually need a quest completed before they are able to be scanned and certain enemies need thrashing and feeding before you can scan them too.
Throughout my venture through some spectacularly generated worlds, beyond digging for chests and collecting set pieces for my own world when I reach a hundred gold bricks, I often got rather lonely. Luckily Lego Worlds supports co op so I joined a friend. Sadly, anything you earn in a friend’s game is locked to their game and save only and vice versa. After collecting a hundred gold bricks with my buddy I felt slightly deflated at the fact the game had only just decided to tell us of this crazy farce.
This was only just the beginning of things to come. Before that gets jotted down, I would like to say that Lego Worlds is perhaps the best looking Lego game to date. Everything in this game is Lego, even the environments. As a result, it looks fantastic. Vibrant colours pop on screen and the detail on each item and character made me salivate. Lego Worlds has charm! It also has some awesome sound effects that couple with a wide array of objects and characters. Even the vehicles sound cool.
From a gameplay perspective, it feels like a mix of No Mans Sky and Minecraft. In many ways it does some things better than both of these titles. The sheer fun just never stops even after some gruelling issues.
Lego Worlds is far from perfect at all. You would have thought that its departure from early access would see the game ready for release. This is just not the case. Lego Worlds is plagued with bugs and inconsistencies, even when playing alone.
The emphasis on playing together is only marred by the fact items and gold bricks are locked to whoever hosts. The framerate can be so terrible that on occasions I genuinely felt sick. Worlds often couldn’t load quick enough which concluded with me hitting invisible barriers when I was moving faster than the world could generate. The game crashed on several occasions and corrupt saves became apparent when reloading the game. The map screen became useless from time to time and I couldn’t see what type of world I was even travelling to. Some items and gold bricks wouldn’t register when picked up and online co op only made all of these issues ten times more apparent.
In fact local co op was also pretty bad at points with both online and co op modes reducing the game to unplayable frame rates on many occasions. Yes, the game in ways is practically broken and unplayable during various hours of play.
But Lego Worlds still held my attention and I simply kept on reloading and playing. This is Lego Worlds biggest feat. Despite all of the issues the game is currently plagued with, I still wanted to explore, collect and discover as many things as I could. This alone has honestly saved Lego Worlds from being a game to avoid as when it works, it is just so fun and enjoyable. Finding new things is a blast and the world variation is really damn good.
Overall, Lego Worlds is a great game that has many issues that need ironing out. It is definitely the best Lego game to date yet the worst in the way of bugs and annoyances. I still recommend picking this up as I am sure that after a few patches, everything will be fixed. Add that to the promise of future DLC and expanded customisation options, this is one Lego game that you definitely shouldn’t miss. It is super cheap too!