Lego Worlds

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Lego Worlds
LEGO Worlds Logo.jpg
Developer(s)Traveller's Tales
Publisher(s)Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Director(s)John Hodskinson
Designer(s)Arthur Parsons
Artist(s)Leon Warren
Composer(s)
  • Rob Westwood
  • Tess Tyler
Platform(s)
ReleaseMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • WW: 7 March 2017
Nintendo Switch
  • NA: 5 September 2017
  • EU: 8 September 2017
Genre(s)Sandbox
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Lego Worlds is a Lego-themed sandbox game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game allows players to build constructions in a 3D procedurally generated world. A beta version of the game was released on 1 June 2015 on Steam Early Access. It was released on 7 March 2017 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. A version for Nintendo Switch was released on 5 September 2017 in North America and 8 September 2017 in Europe.

Gameplay[edit]

Lego Worlds is a sandbox video game which allows players to build a world made up of Lego bricks.[1][2] The player is rewarded for collecting objects spread across the map with "studs", an in-game currency. The player can build using the items they have encountered. Players can create their own world by using predefined Lego structures or using the "brick-by-brick editor tool". Players' appearances and outfits are customizable in the game. Terrain and environment can be modified via landscaping tools. A variety of vehicles, such as helicopters, and creatures are featured in the game. A multiplayer option and features for world-sharing have been added to the game through later updates.[3]

Development[edit]

Prior to the game's official release, it was teased in the back of a Lego set's construction manual.[4] It was formally announced on 1 June 2015 with a simultaneous early access release on Steam to allow the gaming community to provide feedback for continual improvements and the integration of additional content over time.[5] The game left early access and Warner Bros. released the game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 8, 2017.[6] The Nintendo Switch version was released in September 2017.[7]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic(NS) 59/100[8]
(PC) 71/100[9]
(PS4) 66/100[10]
(XONE) 69/100[11]
Review score
PublicationScore
IGN7.2/10[12]

Reception was generally positive, though players had mixed opinions in some cases. Metacritic gave the Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions a score of 59/100,[8] 71/100,[9] 66/100,[10] and 69/100[11] respectively. The game was nominated for "Family Game" at the 14th British Academy Games Awards.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saed, Sharif (1 June 2015). "LEGO Worlds officially announced, is Minecraft with LEGO". VG247. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  2. ^ Chalk, Andy (1 June 2015). "See if you can guess which game Lego Worlds looks like". PC Gamer. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  3. ^ Crecente, Brian (1 June 2015). "Lego takes on Minecraft with Lego Worlds, in early access now". Polygon. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  4. ^ Hannley, Steve (27 May 2015). "'LEGO Worlds' Teased by TT Games and WB Interactive". Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  5. ^ Osborn, Alex (1 June 2015). "Warner Bros. Announces Minecraft Competitor Lego Worlds". IGN. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  6. ^ O'Cononr, Alice (8 March 2017). "Bricking it: LEGO Worlds leaves early access". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  7. ^ Newhouse, Alex (27 July 2015). "Nintendo Switch Version Of Lego Worlds Dated". GameSpot. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  8. ^ a b "LEGO Worlds for Switch Reviews - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  9. ^ a b "LEGO Worlds for PC Reviews - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  10. ^ a b "LEGO Worlds for PlayStation 4 Reviews - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  11. ^ a b "LEGO Worlds for Xbox One Reviews - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  12. ^ "LEGO Worlds Review - IGN". IGN. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  13. ^ deAlessandri, Marie (15 March 2018). "Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice at forefront of BAFTA Games Awards nominations". MCV. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  14. ^ Makedonski, Brett (12 April 2018). "BAFTA names What Remains of Edith Finch its best game of 2017". Destructoid. Retrieved 13 April 2018.

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