Review: LEGO Minifigures Online (Steam)

LEGO Minifigures Online (1)

LEGO Minifigures Online is a fun packed online game where you can play with thousands of other players in your favourite LEGO Worlds! Collect the awesome Minifigures and smash your enemies. Battle Dragons in Medieval World or Hades himself in Mythology World!

LEGO Minifigures Online (3)

Pros:

  • Graphics are great. Detailed and life like. Well as life like as Lego could be in a game.
  • Full 360 pad support.
  • Such simple controls. Pad uses ust 3 buttons, You can use just the mouse if you wish or mouse and keyboard.
  • Build your name from a list of pre made names in 3 different sections: First name, Nickname and Surname. A random generator is available if you are feeling less creative.
  • Choose from 3 starting characters.
  • Opening tutorial area.
  • Video options include AA, Graphic quality and resolution etc.
  • Huge open world areas.
  • Break stuff to find stars.
  • Child friendly game.
  • MMO gameplay.
  • Caves/Dungeons to find/explore and loot.
  • Every character has unique attacks and abilities.
  • Stars are the currency used in game for buying upgrades for your characters.
  • Unlock/find teleport spots for fast travel.
  • Earn exp and level up to unlock upgrades.
  • Multiple save slots.
  • Can have a party of 3 characters at once and hot swap between them.
  • Always online with other players.
  • Has a charming if not cheesy story including some very humorous cut scenes.
  • Enemies, scenery and quests spawn back quickly.
  • Can replay (reset) previously cleared dungeons and caves.
  • Central hub world where yo can hop between opened worlds.
  • Collect pieces of mini figures, Once you have the set you can then create and use that character.
  • Duplicate pieces can be exchanged for stars.
  • Achievements. Unlock them and earn bonus stars.
  • Many worlds to unlock and play. Dinosaur, Medieval, Jungle,Space and even Mythology.
  • Auto saves.
  • Wherever you leave the game is where you start next time.
  • Each of the three characters in your rotation have their own health bars.
  • Unlock figures by buying the physical figure and putting the code in.
  • Easy difficulty that slowly increases.
  • Constant updates.
  • Clear UI and objective markers. Exp bar is on the bottom of the screen, Markers come up with quest locations.
  • Pick up and play mentality.

LEGO Minifigures Online (4)

Cons:

  • Cannot put your own name in.
  • No V-Sync option.
  • Cheesy voice acting.
  • Can get stuck in scenery, Quests don’t end and get stuck in a loop regularly.
  • Menu is awkward with some menu options not working with the pad.
  • Building LEGO blocks is fiddly and very hit and miss. Its all done really slowly so a fast build skill can be implemented.
  • Scenery not as destructible as you come to expect in LEGO games.
  • Can get stuck on loading screens.
  • No notification of completing minifigure sets.
  • Cant skip FMV.
  • Repetitive gameplay.
  • Grouping up with friends is awkward and fiddly.
  • No emotes or in game chat options.

LEGO Minifigures Online (5)

In Summary, LEGO minigigures is actually a fun relaxing game. I mean it is very much a hack and slash on loop with little deviation but it does it very well. I want to hate it but its so playable and bright and colourful. I love discovering new worlds and running around play sets.  They have done a good thing by making this a one off payment. No worlds are behind a paywall, Gone are long wait times to retry quests. Everything you see is everything you can unlock through play. In short the game surprised me and I still want to hate it as its no where near as feature heavy as other LEGO games but god dammit its playable and fun!

 

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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