As I mentioned Tuesday, it seemed like we'd never make it through LEGO Dimensions but a couple nights ago, Catherine had a couple of her friends over. As they wined and dined, they also opened up a few of our remaining packs and build some mini-figs. Since the building instructions are locked in the game itself, they only built the characters. Fast forward to tonight, Cat wanted to sit down and play some more.
We still didn't really progress through the main story at all but we opened the Back to the Future Level Pack and played through the level and then enjoyed hanging out in Hill Valley a lot. We also went through and built a lot of the other sets. So far, our collection looks like this:
Not pictured, but in our possession:
- Scooby Snack and Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo Team Pack
- Cloud Cuckoo Car from The LEGO Movie Unikitty Fun Pack
- Chell, Sentry Turret, and Companion Cube from the Portal 2 Level Pack
Once we get these ones built, I'm sure I'll update with a new picture. Unfortunately, I didn't realize until it was too late that the next level in the game in the Doctor Who level. Catherine will undoubtedly enjoy that level when we get to it. Tonight's playthrough even started with her expressing that she really didn't want to play through the "ninja stuff" so she was overjoyed when I told her I beat that level while she slept last time.
From my perspective, this is still certainly very slow-going for a LEGO game. In the past, I've burnt through games like LEGO Marvel Super Heroes or the LEGO Batman games, playing them exclusively before moving on to the next game in the catalog. But this one is making for a very different experience. Perhaps because this entry is such a mashup of so many different franchises, it's easier to jump in and jump out. While other people are playing games like Star Wars Battlefront as a break from Fallout 4, I'm enjoying these little respites with LEGO Dimensions. I can enjoy some time in the worlds of The Simpsons, The Wizard of Oz, Doctor Who, and so many more for a little bit before diving back into the Commonwealth. And playing with Catherine is, as always, the icing on the cake.