This open-world adventure provides nearly limitless gameplay for players interested in exploring their creative side. For generationss, Lego has given kids the chance to build just about anything they can imagine. Now those same kids have the opportunity to create entire virtual worlds out of the colorful building bricks. In Lego Worlds, you're given all the tools you need and an endless supply of bits and bricks to craft to your heart's content. Well, eventually you're given everything you need, but first, you need to earn it. You'll need to scour each new world you visit to scan new parts, solve quests to expand your abilities, explore your environment for treasure, and even chase down Troublemakers taunting you with new rewards. What makes this formula so much fun is that it breaks up the monotony. You can spend some time questing and exploring in true role-playing game/adventure style before switching over to your tools and building whatever cool ideas come to mind. Best of all, you genuinely feel like you're building entire living worlds, especially when characters start to interact with their surroundings. A skeleton might hop on a nearby bicycle to chase down a vampire, or a gingerbread man and a construction worker might play soccer together after a long day. It all sounds insane, and yet it all feels completely natural and organic.
One problem with giving players a near infinite number of ways to interact with the world around them is it also opens up a host of ways for things to go horribly (and, many times, hilariously) wrong. For example, during a horse ride across the countryside during this review, the character being controlled and his trusty steed were suddenly stuck in a tree. Until that moment, who knew horses could climb trees? Sure, it was a glitch, but it was also an easy fix by the character hopping off the horse, whipping out a building tool, and erasing the part of the tree that had snatched up the defenseless mount. It was unexpected. It shouldn't have happened. But it was something that left a funny story to share. Other small glitches popped up on rare occasions but usually could be fixed with a quick edit or by using the respawn option in the map screen to skydive back into the current world. There's also a bit of a learning curve to work through before getting the hang of the nuances of the world-building tools, but it won't be long before you're a true Master Builder. With just a little patience and a lot of creativity, Lego Worlds has everything you need to craft a limitless amount of adventure.