We love a Lego game her at Startech.
And while this one isn’t a top-tier vintage hit for the ever-growing stable, there’s enough fun to warrant an addition to your collection.
Movie franchise tie-ins often fall at the first.
But with the Lego Movie 2, the bods at TT Games have been clever enough to utilise the Lego Worlds engine.
Queue an endlessly enjoyable trip through various different planets all roughly based on the movie currently in cinemas.
Months on from release, my young son still loves passing the joypad with me on Lego Worlds, which is basically a Minecraft-style open sandbox to muck about in.
But my problem with that game is that there’s little direction and chasing endless gold bricks for Lego unlocks tires.
But with this version, we’ve got a story.
So you will take on characters like Emmet and Lucy in a bid to free your friends from the strange alien inhabitants of the faraway Systar System.
It means traversing different colourful worlds like The Wild West, Bricksburg and Apocalyps
Once you’ve got enough purple bricks unlocked, it’s on to the next world.
Again, this is ideal for the little ones and on just two days my son and I had clocked up more than three hours game time collectively passing the controller and rounding up horses, building shops, getting engines working and taking on the odd alien superboss in a showdown.
And there’s a ton of items to discover during the game.
You’ll find yourself hunting down different coloured relics which you can then get a shopkeeper to open for you to reveal new objects, characters and buildings in your armoury.
There are plenty of flaws.
The graphics can pop in and out of the screen a little too often for my liking as the engine struggles to keep all the bricks on screen.
And the story is basic at best.
It’s not really for the adults alone either, with limited appeal to the full-time gamer.
But overall, I thoroughly enjoyed playing this game with my son.
And anyone who has young kids hooked on Lego and exploring a big open world full of things to discover will love this.