LEGO Games Retrospective Episode 21 – LEGO Dimensions (Year 2)

MUST GO FAST! LEGO Games Retrospective, looking back over the last decade and a bit of TT Games’ LEGO partnership, from the emergence of LEGO Star Wars through to the powerhouse that has been LEGO Dimensions and BEYOND. EPISODE TWENTY-ONE – LEGO Dimensions (Year 2) After the first year, TT Games upped the game a bit and released a major new patch which unlocked an entirely new area on the main Voltron level select area called the Shard. This new area opened up a load of new franchises that were joining the game over the coming year and so began the era of LEGO Dimensions year 2. Now, I spent a lot of the previous video ranting about how unbelievable it was that TT Games managed to pull together the franchise clout that they did. I mean, Doctor Who, Scooby Doo, Jurassic World and The Simpsons all in one game, that was amazing…A dream come true. But nothing, nothing compared me for what year 2 had on offer…it was EPIC! Harry Potter, Sonic the Hedgehog, Adventure Time, Mission Impossible, Ghostbusters (2016), Fantastic Beasts, The A Team, Knightrider, Beetlejuice, The LEGO Batman Movie, Teen Titans, LEGO City Undercover, Gremlins, the Goonies, and even the Power-puff Girls, THAT’s one hell of a roster! In terms of franchises on offer, the year 2 update is mind blowing when you add it to the already incredible year 1 offerings. Plus if you’re a fan of the 1980’s, I mean, come on, the only thing missing here is Thundercats… Overall, LEGO Dimensions had the potential to crash and burn after a majorly successful first year, and while a few of the new franchises feel like an afterthought and thrown in for good measure, the transition to LEGO was superb for a number of the more popular characters. …seriously Sonic’s addition here is unbelievably brilliant in every way.

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