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Bricking it in Rainbow Six: Siege

Arguably one of our favourite games right now, Rainbow Six: Siege has been quite the surprise hit of 2015, giving us far too many hours of fun here at TiX towers—and with no signs of slowing down with a year of free content headed our way, where can it possibly go from here?

Lego. That’s what YouTube’s BlacksheepPictures thinks, anyway, with a masterful recreation of Team Rainbow’s escapades, reimagined in the beautifully destructive brick-based world.

Judging by the video, these mini operators certainly know their stuff and get the job done in a professional manner. An object lesson, perhaps, for some of us who still insist on using Fuze in a hostage extraction…

I’m telling you, Rainbow Six + Lego. This is the next logical step.

Take LEGO Jurassic World for a spin

If you haven’t delved into the world of LEGO dinosaurs with LEGO Jurassic World, then you can grab a demo now for Xbox One. Dave scored the game 78% when he reviewed the title upon its release, saying:

It’s not perfect and there are plenty of bugs that will see you having to restart levels, such as getting characters stuck. But if Jurassic Park has been part of your life then it’s hard not to want to play this.

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LEGO Dimensions gets original voices of iconic characters

Having the original voice cast in LEGO games wasn’t such an issue back when they just mumbled their lines, but recently the characters in the games have found their voices and begun to recite entire lines from the various scripts the games are based on.

Today, Warner Bros. Games UK have announced that their upcoming LEGO Dimensions has a whole host of voice work from the original actors that the mini figures are based on.

There’s 14 different universes in LEGO Dimensions, spanning game, film and TV, and as the new trailer reveals, the talent on offer includes:

  • Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd from Back to the Future as LEGO mini figure versions of Marty McFly and Doc Brown.
  • The LEGO Movie’s Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie and Charlie Day take up their roles as Emmet, Wyldstyle, UniKitty and Benny – plus numerous other actors from the film.
  • The 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi is joined by Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez, who play Clara Oswald and Missy.
  • Batman and Harley Quinn join the fun with Troy Baker and Tara Strong voicing the two roles.
  • Mechanical monster GLaDOS returns with the voicing talents of Ellen McLain, as does the light-hearted but devious Wheatley, voiced by Stephen Merchant.
  • The latest LEGO game, Jurassic World also stomps in on the action with Chris Pratt and Irrfan Khan voicing Owen Grady and Simon Masrani. They are joined by various other members of the cast.
  • There are also some unannounced voicing talents from the original cast of Ghostbusters, The Lord of the Rings, The Simpsons and Scooby-Doo.

The mystery machine rocks up in Lego Dimensions

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The mystery machine rocks up in the latest announcement for Lego Dimensions, Scooby and Shaggy join the large roster alongside the likes of Doctor Who, Batman, Gandalf, Superman, Wyldstyle and a lot more. The team pack includes mini Lego figures of the duo along with a Lego Scooby snack and Mystery Machine, the pair both have their own abilities to bring to the show while you explore iconic areas and solve mysteries.

Fans of Scooby and Shaggy will be able to get their hands on them and the Mystery Machine on September 29th

Lego® Dimensions story trailer released

LD_GameplayScreen_137_bmp_jpgcopyWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released the story trailer for
LEGO® Dimensions™, the upcoming entertainment experience that merges physical LEGO® brick building with interactive console game play.  The game features an original story that combines characters and worlds from 14 of the most popular entertainment brands including DC Comics™, The Lord of the Rings™, TheLEGO® Movie, The Wizard of Oz™, LEGO®  Ninjago, Back to the Future™, Scooby-Doo™, LEGO® Chima™, Doctor Who, Jurassic World,Ghostbusters™, The Simpsons™, Portal™ and Midway Arcade.

In the game, there is an ancient planet at the centre of the LEGO® Multiverse inhabited by an evil mastermind, Lord Vortech. It is said that he who controls the Foundational Elements that this planet is built upon, controls all of the Multiverse. Lord Vortech has vowed to be that ruler, summoning characters from a variety of LEGO® worlds to help him find these building bricks of LEGO® civilisation. Some have agreed, others have rebelled, and only the combined powers of the greatest LEGO® heroes can stop him.

When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various LEGO worlds, different characters from DC Comics™, The Lord of the Rings™ and The LEGO® Movie are swept away. To save their friends, LEGO® Batman™, LEGO® Gandalf and LEGO® Wyldstyle journey to locations beyond their wildest imaginations, and they soon realise that Lord Vortech is summoning villains from across different LEGO® worlds to help him gain control. As his power grows, worlds mix, unexpected characters meet and all boundaries are broken. Our heroes must travel through space and time to rescue their friends before the vortexes destroy all of LEGO® humanity.

LEGO® Dimensions will be Launching 29th September this year.

 

 

The Doctor time travels to LEGO Dimensions

Cybermen, Daleks the Tardis, Peter Capaldi and more are waiting for Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle when they find themselves face-to-face with the Doctor in the latest LEGO Dimensions trailer – and what time travelling trailer would be complete without a visit from that other time travelling Doctor – Doc Brown and his DeLorean!

It’s hard not to be damn excited for LEGO Dimensions – and Doctor Who fans will be no doubt be more than happy to see all the Doctors available in LEGO mini figure form.

LEGO Jurassic World Review

Do you remember the first film you saw at the cinema? Mine was Jurassic Park, it was brilliant, my old man grabbed my leg during one of the ’scarier’ scenes and I also fainted with fear! 12 years later and LEGO Jurassic World gets its release to tie in with the latest blockbuster, Jurassic World. We all know the LEGO games are fun, but let’s face it, they are pretty repetitive. Would there be a way for this game to buck that trend? Ultimately no, but it still has some charming features that make it worthwhile playing through.

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LEGO Jurassic World takes you through all of the franchises films, after a quick introductory level, you start at a helipad with a choice to turn left for Jurassic Park and right for Jurassic World, as you would expect, there is plenty to explore. There was something special about getting in the Jurassic Park Jeep for the first time and it’s not long before you encounter your first LEGO Puzzle, where you need to open the main gates, but a part is missing.

For those for you who haven’t played any LEGO games before, solving puzzles is fairly simple, after all these games are aimed at children. Most of the time you’ll need to smash your way around a level to look for something to build, or a certain character will need to complete a certain action. Throughout the LEGO series this has never changed, in LEGO JW, specific characters can dig for hidden objects whereas others can dive into dinosaur poo to retrieve objects as well (I can’t believe I’ve just written dinosaur poo in a review). There are plenty of QTE’s throughout the games and a lot of button mashing is required to fight of dinosaurs or unlock different areas of the game.

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Pretty much every character from the film is available for you to play as, complete with their own abilities to get you through the game, whether it’s that annoying child at the beginning of Jurassic Park, through to Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Pratt and Jeff Goldblum. Rather weirdly, each of the characters voices have directly lifted from the films and loaded into the game. It’s a great idea in theory as its adds a level of authenticity, but there has been no editing of the sound so the voices always sound a bit out of place, it’s a nice idea though. As well as playing as the human characters, the game allows you to play as the dinosaurs too, it’s just a shame that they need to be unlocked by finding a hidden amber object in each of the levels. Once you have unlocked them you are able to run around smashing through object the normal characters can’t.

All of the classic scenes from the films are there for you to play through and it brings back huge waves of nostalgia, my favourite is still the first time the tour encounters the T-Rex and the game does an awesome job of recreating it in Lego form. All of the death scenes are really well handles too, characters are never killed, and instead they end up in comedy scenario. In the opening scene of the game, the first death results in one of the works losing all of his clothes, cue manic laughter from my six-year old. Dying has never been a thing in the LEGO games, you just loses studs and carry on as normal, it makes me wonder why they even bother having hearts to lose in the game.

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Exploring the islands certainly isn’t as much fun, evidence of that was watching my son play, he just wanted to get to the action and was getting frustrated that he couldn’t do so quickly. He was though, a huge fan of Mr. DNA. Every time the game hit a loading screen there are lots of dinosaur facts to take in, which was a really neat idea.
Visually the game is exactly what you would expect from the LEGO games, all of the different characters likenesses are superb, and all of the different levels look great. The audio is a bit of a mixed bag, I can get on with the voices of the characters and when the Jurassic Park thee boomed through my headset I genuinely got goosebumps as it brought all my memories back of the films, but for some reason it’s been decided that they should completely over use this to celebrate all your achievements in game, fill out the stud counter, cue music, end a level, cue music. It wasn’t long before I wasn’t so fussed about hearing the score any more.

As much as we had fun playing LEGO Jurassic World, I can’t help myself getting tired of the LEGO games, nothing really changes apart from the theme of the game. You’ll get through the levels in about 9 hours and there is plenty of exploring to do beyond that if that’s your thing, the achievements are as you would expect from the LEGO games, and the names of the achievements are well thought out as normal. It’s not perfect and there are plenty of bugs that will see you having to restart levels, such as getting characters stuck. But if Jurassic Park has been part of your life then it’s hard not to want to play this.

Thanks to Xbox & Warner Bros for supporting TiX

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New Lego Jurassic World trailer shows off release date

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As you probably guessed when the game was officially announced LEGO Jurassic World will be launching the same day as it’s movie counterpart hits the big screen (and my 30th birthday), 12 June! So, there’s my Birthday present to myself sorted!

The trailer below shows off a bunch of stuff that you can do in the game including building things with those clever girls, the Velociraptors. Being a fan of the LEGO franchise and a MASSIVE Jurassic Park fan I cannot wait for all things Lego Jurassic World….especially the game.

LEGO Jurassic World Trailer!

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TT Games have finally swung open those King Kong like gates to show us their newest LEGO Title, Jurassic World which will be hitting the Xbox One in June!

The game spans the original trilogy of films as well as this summers offering, Jurassic World, and as you can see from the trailer [below] the game is done in the same tongue in cheek manner as the previous LEGO titles.

So hold on to your butts as TT Games and Warner Brother Games welcome you to LEGO Jurassic World.