This may date me as a cranky old man, but I’ve never been particularly into the whole “Toys to Life” thing. Having to scan in Skylanders or Amiibo figurines to get the most out of my game just feels like an expensive, clutter-creating form of DLC to me. That said, I have to admit, I’m sorely tempted by Lego Dimensions.
First off, Lego is cooler than any old vinyl figurines. Sorry, it just is. Second, Lego Dimensions is going to feature characters, vehicles and worlds from every awesome media franchise you can name. Batman, Justice League, Lord of the Rings, The Lego Movie, Doctor Who, Back to the Future, The Wizard of Oz, The Simpsons, Ghostbusters, Portal and Scooby-Doo. There’s even stuff based on classic Midway arcade games like Spy Hunter and Rampage. I like to love all those things. Also, the game also has a slightly insane voice cast.
So yeah, watch the Lego Dimensions launch trailer above, let the nostalgia wash over you and then check your bank account to see how many level and character packs you can buy while still making your rent. Lego Dimensions arrives to send your money to another dimension on October 27.