I’m torn. I really, really want everything. If I had all the money in the world then this wouldn’t even be a debate. I’d buy LEGO Dimensions, Skylanders Superchargers, and the rest of Disney Infinity 3.0 and be done with it all. But I don’t, and I can’t, etc. I want to be able to review it all for you guys, but unless the good people at Activision, Traveller’s Tales, and Disney decide to bestow review copies upon me then I’m stuck having to decide to space it out or forgo something.
Here’s where I’m at. I love Disney Infinity 3.0. Amazing game. Check out my review of the overall game as well as the TotR play set. That wasn’t cheap. I love Disney and their games. I’ve also been a long-time fan of the LEGO game series and what Jon Burton and team have come up with. We’ve played and reviewed them all here on our blog. But LEGO Dimensions isn’t cheap. It’s $100 for the starter set (LEGO markup is real) and about the same price as the other toys-to-life games out there when it comes to play sets and figures, etc.
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When I think about it, LEGO Dimensions could technically just be another LEGO game. I’ve played LEGO LotR, LEGO Batman, LEGO et al. Do I need a LEGO game that would run me, bare minimum, $170’ish for what I want? Part of me says yes. Then I think to myself… okay, it’s LEGO. Does it have the building sandbox style of Disney Infinity 3.0 but with LEGOs? Sadly, it doesn’t, which is a huge missed opportunity.
Yet at the same time, Dimensions has a contiguous story across all of their universes which bridges the whole ‘it doesn’t make sense having characters in here that don’t belong’ because inter-dimensional travel is explaining it all. Disney Infinity sorta just throws it all in together and focuses on the characters rather than the ‘universe’ of their ‘infinite possibilities’.
Graev says I should wait for reviews. I want to be one of those reviews, dangit! I want to bring you guys information as soon as I can to help you make an informed decisions on whether or not you should go out there and buy these games. What do you think? Do I wait for reviews and see if LEGO Dimensions is worth it, or do I bite the bullet and pre-order the base game for $100? Your feedback is very, very appreciated. For now, LEGO Dimensions remains on my wishlist.
P.S. I feel like I could write a followup on Skylanders SuperChargers and hit the same chords… maybe I will.
Ages 7-14? Sold. 🙂
Please bite the bullet and pre-order! 🙂
I think we’re right at the tipping point of having too many of these toy portal things. You could even say that this is too many right now. What happens when everyone has their own toy to game portal? I say Minecraft is next and while that WOULD have the potential to be an amazing game I think we are in danger of it being an overused concept.
@Gringar: Oh seriously heaven help me if Minecraft does a toy-to-life concept.
@Martin: Seriously debating it, but also now seriously debating Skylanders. Skylanders has multiplayer via online co-op for adventure mode and online competitive racing up to 4 hours. If LEGO has multiplayer? This would become an even more difficult choice. Ack.
@Rawbling: I could pass for 14.
@Keen: Couldn’t we all? Hehe
Am I the only one that thinks the cost of these games is getting ridiculous? I guess a hobby is a hobby, but damn.
The more I write about the toy-to-life games the more I realize they are so astronomically priced it’s becoming ludicrous. Skylanders themselves were already a 2 BILLION dollar market BEFORE Disney Infinity 3.0. This is turning into the future … and my wallet weeps.
This is what I mean, haha. Our puny wallets simply can’t sustain all these toy-to-life games. And the more I think about it the more I definitely would need help if they released a Minecraft toy-to-life and I’m definitely not a fan of the concept at all. I’m already going to be in trouble when the Minecraft HoloLens thing eventually comes out.