“We were provided with a complimentary copy in order to facilitate this review. As always, the opinions expressed are our own.”
Roam, build, play, destroy, do it again. LEGO Worlds gives kiddos of all ages the opportunity to explore a foreign world and shape it as they please.
Aside from popular sports video game franchises, it’s quite hard to find a video game that parents and kids can enjoy. Whether played as a family or individually, buying games represent a risky proposition to most parents thanks to their cost, content rating, and productive life expectancy. If you’ve ever bought your kid a new video game and found out he/she didn’t like after 10 minutes of playing it, you know what I’m talking about!
We were provided a copy of LEGO Worlds for our family’s Xbox One. Although I enjoy playing racing and adventure video games, I don’t necessarily consider myself a gamer and neither does Missi. On the other hand, our soon-to-be 14-year-old daughter is “too cool” for the Xbox, and our 5-year-old lacks a long enough attention span to play a game longer than 25 minutes.
Despite our video game console not getting much attention, little by little everyone gravitated toward the LEGO Worlds game. At first, it was just me getting to understand the gameplay. Unlike when I was 12, it takes me more than 45 seconds to understand video games nowadays. After setting up my LEGO character, I was dumped on a pirate island, where I began roaming and building LEGO artifacts.
The game is all about you and your little LEGO person. Once I learned how to move him around, get him to jump, slide and build things, I could focus on the storyline and get the most out of the game. Once I was sold with the content, I handed the controller to our youngest daughter.
Every member of the family was able to create their own little LEGO character, and take a different approach at exploring the different “worlds.” The ultimate goal is to conquer the several building challenges and unlock cool prizes. Depending on which world you inhabit, you can pilot trucks, helicopters, ride a dragon, and all kinds of other cool stuff.
While I’ve never played “Minecraft” I’ve seen others play it. In some ways, LEGO Worlds is a much more kid-friendly alternative. It’s colorful, funny, and downright entertaining for the family. Oh, and it’s rated “E” for everyone.
Folks looking for a game that everyone can enjoy should check out LEGO Worlds for Xbox One or PS4.