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LEGO Jurassic World Review


LEGO Jurassic World has arrived, complete with playable Dinosaurs and all the characters you'd expect to see from the movies, but is it any good? Let's discuss.

As you would expect, TT Games doesn't mess with the successful LEGO formula too much, so still adds humour to the cutscenes and gives you plenty of room to explore. Splitting its levels between the four movies means some great missions, although, there's no doubt that despite the dinosaurs, its also more of the same as far as the gameplay goes.

As usual, there are plenty of character to unlock, although you’ll need to forgive me for not knowing who at least two thirds of them are. Unlike other games in the series the characters are perhaps not as recognisable. On the plus side you do get to unlock Dinosaurs, which adds a whole new dynamic to gameplay.



LEGO Jurassic Park is certainly a funny game in parts and although it is aimed at a younger audience. Still, adults will have fun to, thanks to its jokes based around dinosaurs and LEGO characters having chasing pigs or having to jump in piles of poo in order to find hidden items. As always, each character has their own special ability, be that using LEGO Jurassic control panels, digging, breaking glass, turning invisible etc. These abilities come in handy during the story, although if you are going to head back into the missions via freeplay then you’ll find each character you unlock even more useful, especially if you are on the hunt for gold/red bricks.

The dinosaurs are definitely the main draw here, with twenty altogether, each with unique abilities; you can even make your own dinosaurs using the LEGO character customiser. The dinosaurs come in all different shapes and sizes, from very small to the more ginormous variety, such as the leaf eating Diplodocus. You will need to unlock certain dinosaurs in order to unlock and solve many of the extra missions, as well as finding gold bricks etc in free play mode, but that’s all part of the fun of exploring every nook and cranny of the main missions.

There are moments in the game where you’ll likely get a bit lost on what to do next and the map could be clearer as far as figuring out what mission it is you need to do next. Thankfully there are some blue bricks which point you to the next mission, otherwise you’d probably end up completely lost, especially since the map is quite large to get around in you have not yet unlocked the fast travel points.



Visually LEGO Jurassic World looks very appealing to the eye, the cutscenes especially are quite special and good fun and the new weather system really help to add a bit of realism to proceedings. We’ve took some great screens to show off some of the high-jinks that the characters will get up to, all of which are bound to make you smile.

With over 100 characters, including talk show host Jimmy Fallon, a ton of dinosaurs and plenty of vehicles, you are bound to find plenty to keep you coming back once you have made your way the main missions. This is especially true on the open/hub world where you can complete all manner of challenges, such as helping workers, take part in races using dinosaurs or vehicles or even just help sick dinosaurs. There is also a photo challenge where you can take pictures to earn gold bricks and as you would expect, there are plenty of secrets to find also.

LEGO Jurassic World is yet another brick smashing success from the team behind LEGO Star Wars and the rest of the LEGO series. It’s a game that doesn’t disappoint and always entertains. If this is a marker for LEGO Dimensions and the Avengers title coming out later this year, then fans of the world famous brick have a lot to look forward to. We can’t wait for me, but in the meantime make sure to add this one to your summer playlist.

Words by Joe Anderson
Twitter: @_wotta | PSN/XBLA: wotta

(Version Tested: PS4)

Pros

+ Great comedy
+ Fantastic co-op
+ Some fun moments
+ Action packed
+ More of the same

Cons

- Mission structure could be clearer
- Maps can be difficult to navigate it fast travel not unlocked
- More of the same


Edited On 14 Jun, 2015

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Jason 1 year ago
Lego games have become so samey doubt ill get any more
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Turniplord 1 year ago
I want to buy this but not at full price - i bougth batman 3 for 28 and within weeks it was down to 15. The pc version can be found for just over 10 pounds at the moment. I suspect this will be quite low soon - once it hits 18ish I'll grab it
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Neil 1 year ago
As much as I like JP, I'd have tenfold preferred a real JP game rather than 'Smash everything on the screen now watch a comedy scene' 23

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