Parents' Guide to

Lego Dimensions Ghostbusters Story Pack

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Bustin' ghosts (and blocks) makes kids feel good.

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This giant expansion is so packed with fun, you'll be busting ghosts for hours and having a blast doing it. As if multidimensional villains and the fate of multiple worlds wasn't enough to deal with, now Lego Dimensions is being invaded by supernatural spirits and ethereal entities. So, who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters Story Pack is the first expansion of Lego Dimensions to take advantage of the game's "Year 2" updates. It follows the plot of the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot and, based on the massive amount of content, is more akin to a standalone Lego game than a simple expansion. It contains multiple levels tied together into a greater overall plot. Best of all, when you finish the story, you've still got plenty to do, including playing around in the open Adventure World, taking on up to three of your friends in the new Battle Arenas and, finally, taking Abby and the Ecto-1 into other Lego Dimensions worlds to lend her support. It's also great to see another female character added to the mix, particularly with a nod to her science background in the form of the "Intelligence Access" skill.

Players can take on main missions to move through the story or explore the open Adventure World version of New York to chase down side quests and hunt treasures at your own pace. In fact, if you weren't given the option to return to the primary Vorton hub of Lego Dimensions, it would be easy to mistake Ghostbusters Story Pack for a standalone Lego game instead of an expansion, especially after you build the replacement set piece for the Dimensions portal. While the new portal set is a lot of fun and packed with detail, it feels a bit out of place. The pack comes with paper instructions to build it before you start the game but then prompts you with on-screen directions to build it again after completing the first mission. Speaking of the physical toys, much like the Peter Venkman character from the original Ghostbusters Level Pack, Abby can switch between different Ghostbusters via the character-select option while in the game, although there's no physical figure for the other characters. It's a small gripe, but kids may still be disappointed that they can't necessarily play with their favorite Ghostbuster once the game is turned off. Of course, this being Lego Dimensions, there's nothing stopping those same kids from picking any of their other favorite characters, such as Scooby Doo or Harry Potter, to join in the adventure as honorary Ghostbusters. Whether they play it straight or create an epic crossover event, Ghostbusters Story Pack is bursting at the seams with fun and a great addition to the Dimensions lineup.

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