Level Pack  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Level Pack  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network The Sonic LEGO Dimensions Level Pack Is Seriously Worth It https://www.gameskinny.com/p2p6g/the-sonic-lego-dimensions-level-pack-is-seriously-worth-it https://www.gameskinny.com/p2p6g/the-sonic-lego-dimensions-level-pack-is-seriously-worth-it Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:00:02 -0500 SarahKel

Yay, finally Lego Dimensions has introduced Sonic to the franchise as a level pack and we are all super excited. After Ghostbusters and Jurassic World, to name but a few, it seems fitting that Sonic becomes available for Lego Dimensions, it feels a perfect marriage. The appearance of blue bricks and blurs is arguably the best thing to come out of Sonic's 25th anniversary this year. The best part of Lego Dimensions is building the Lego itself and adding them to the happy Dimensions portal.

In the pack, players receive Sonic and two vehicles -- the Sonic speedster and Tornado bi-plane. These can be upgraded and enhanced within the game, not just with additional on-screen paint jobs, but complete rebuilds of the Lego car pieces to create Crabmeats and Motobugs. The versatility of this is truly brilliant within the game and looks super impressive. This level pack is great value, offering considerably longer game play than in other Dimensions level packs and there is also a completely new story available.

The Sonic figure itself comes with a gold ring to hold, but this can be swapped for a number of other articles, including Marty McFly’s guitar, or Doctor Who’s Sonic Screwdriver! Yes, it’s purely decorative, but who cares when we can all be as imaginative as possible, go crazy and take Sonic on some weird and wonderful adventures!

The in-game level’s structure is a whirlwind tour of iconic stages from the series past -- from Green Hill to the Emerald Coast, with the eventual final showdown at the Death Egg. It is full of nostalgic nods, each broken up by a visit to a Sonic 2 inspired special stage.

It can be said that Lego Dimensions manages to cohesively weave Sonic’s past into an entire game more effectively than SEGA’s own attempt 5 years ago. The dimension hopping game concept really is the perfect fit for Sonic.

For those concerned about the conflicting play style of Dimensions and Sonic, don’t be. Sonic has not been slowed down and can use homing attacks, spin dashes and wheel o’feet, they’re all there waiting to be used!

Mainly a 3D game, there are some 2D sections which are very reminiscent of the traditional Sonic game play, with loop-de-loops a plenty. Other characters from other levels can join in on the fun, where they can temporarily gain Sonic’s running abilities and it’s really funny to watch Homer Simpson rolling around at the speed of sound. Seeing Sonic crossover and interact with the other characters is sheer joy and players are almost doing the game a disservice to only buy the game for Sonic alone.

The game’s highlight is its presentation, with wonderful cut scenes and visual jokes aplenty, with some superb voice acting. The wit of the cartoon Sonic Boom has certainly been recreated in this game. There are lots of referential nods to the original games, creating a truly fan-pleasing experience, with its tongue-in-cheek, playful charm. The attention to detail is spot on too, despite the whizzing and fast paced nature of the game.

This game is an absolute gem and is definitely worth the purchase. It’s positively filled with loving nostalgia that deeply connects with fans of the original games. It is a brilliant 25th birthday present for Sonic, almost like a whistle stop tour of Sonic’s history.

If you want to read further information about Lego Dimensions wave 7, we have it on GameSkinny.

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Free LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Phantom Limb Level Pack DLC https://www.gameskinny.com/u6lzy/free-lego-star-wars-the-force-awakens-phantom-limb-level-pack-dlc https://www.gameskinny.com/u6lzy/free-lego-star-wars-the-force-awakens-phantom-limb-level-pack-dlc Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:51:22 -0400 Glitchieetv

The free LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens "Phantom Limb DLC Level Pack" is now available exclusively for Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 players. The "Phantom Limb Level Pack" picks up where the story ends in the Trouble Over Taul Level. Here C-3PO's ship has crash landed on the desolate planet, Taul. Stranded with other survivors, they have to face various alien creatures who love the taste of droid parts.

The DLC allows players to discover how C-3PO came to have his red arm and his homecoming with the Resistance. Introducing various new characters with their own charm and personality, such as the repair droid, MSE-Y, the "Phantom Limb Level Pack" keeps the excitement going. Not only are there new characters, but two new vehicles are included as well. The "Phantom Limb Level Pack" is a great addition to the game and helps resolve questions Star Wars fans may have had about C-3PO's new limb. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think about the "Phantom Limb Level Pack".

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LEGO Dimensions decides Batman and Gandalf aren't enough, adds Portal 2 https://www.gameskinny.com/y4646/lego-dimensions-decides-batman-and-gandalf-arent-enough-adds-portal-2 https://www.gameskinny.com/y4646/lego-dimensions-decides-batman-and-gandalf-arent-enough-adds-portal-2 Sat, 03 Oct 2015 11:32:42 -0400 Destini Islands

We live in a beautiful world where LEGO versions of Batman, Gandalf, and Chell can team up to complete puzzles in Aperture Labs. It's a conglomerate of brands that feels more like fun than a result of careful corporate contracts. The Portal 2 franchise has joined LEGO Dimensions with the Portal 2 Level Pack, which comes complete with a Chell, Portal Gun, Companion Cube, and Sentry turret. The Companion Cube can be configured into a Laser Deflector or Gold Heart Emitter, and the Sentry Turret can become a Turret Striker or Flying Turret Carrier.

LEGO Dimensions, which is basically Skylanders with classic nerdy brands, is out in stores for North America. The (relatively expensive) base game features Batman from DC Comics, Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings, and Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie. For a list of the current add-ons and what LEGO Dimensions features, you can read all about it here. It's a solid start and introduction to the worlds of the LEGO Multiverse, but it's also entertaining to speculate on what the inevitable brand add-ons will be.

An innovative and humorous game world is something that fits perfectly within the realms of LEGO. The Portal 2 level pack is already out on their official website, where there's also a nice video to show you elements of the level's gameplay.

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