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LEGO Bricktales Reviews

LEGO Bricktales Reviews

… I guess it’s a passable game. As a sandbox building tool, I can totally see its appeal for LEGO fans like me. But as a game in its own right, it’s not in my top 10, or even my top 50. The puzzles are just plain stupid, the later ones where you have to build your own LEGO models for the in-game NPCs are absolutely ridiculous with a brick palette that’s too limited for your own ambitions. It can be detrimental at times if you’re trying to build something practical for yourself or other NPCs in the game. On top of that, the building controls are absolutely terrible if you’re using a controller. And even if you’re using a keyboard and mouse, you can’t copy and paste bricks into the build area, they all have to be dragged through the palette by hand. I understand that this is a game and that they probably wanted the LEGO experience to be somewhat authentic, but some quality of life stuff there…? Also, in classic LEGO game style there are a lot of areas that are essentially inaccessible throughout unless you unlock the story elements, so that’s kind of a given. I will give credit to the fact that there’s no free play mode in this game so you don’t have to enter some sort of free play mode to access these areas. Overall, considering the limiting puzzles, the somewhat obnoxious sandbox, and the fact that the game itself is generally annoying to play, even to a degree that you can play casually (the walking physics are VERY wonky), I really don’t recommend it. You’d be better off downloading some LEGO design software online since it’s completely free, it’s just not worth the 30 bucks. Luckily, I got my own copy on sale, but I still don’t think it’s worth it.

3.0