LEGO DIMENSIONS - GHOSTBUSTERS STORY PACK
TT Games/WB Games
Nowadays if there’s something strange in your neighbourhood it could
be all manner of things.
But way back when it was most likely
something ghostly. This first of the LEGO Dimensions Year
Two Story Packs takes the rather funny newer Ghostbusters
movie, injects it with all manner of blockiness and TT Games humour
(a Spinal Tap gag nearly made us wee a little bit) and delivers one
of the most enveloping LD experiences yet.
help get into the spirit (sorry) of the movie, there’s a whole new
portal build included, a version of the new Ghostbusters’ initial
HQ, Zhu’s Chinese restaurant – complete with sliding doors!
Meanwhile, you get a car! And you get a car! And YOU get a car! Yes,
there’s a mini ECTO-1 Mk2 (which provides much fodder for
in-game gags), and a single playable character in Melissa McCarthy’s
While the portal decoration may be a bit
superfluous, it adds a little to immersion, and when you’re done you
have some handy bits to add to your LEGO collection. Although more
printed pieces and less stickers would have been nice.
Following the action-packed bits of the movie’s script, with most of
the original cast doing their voice thing, while you only have one
physical character in Abby Yates, she does a four way split in-game
so all four new Ghostbusters, each with their own abilities, are
available. They cover everything needed to compete the basic story
of saving Manhattan from ghostly gremmies, but naturally you’ll need
a raft of other LEGO Dimensions characters to snaffle all
the bonus bricks – and to help rescue the trapped Paul Feig (the
movie’s writer/director) in each level. Beware, BTTF
It’s almost the equivalent of a standalone LEGO game,
but with only a piddly three trophies. There’s even plenty to do in
the hub world after completing the main event. Then there’s the new
portal-using puzzle element, ‘rip’. Move your real world Abby to
travel to different dimensions in-game and retrieve blocks to build
into useful stuff in your normal timeline.
Many shunned the
movie thinking it some sort of slight on the original (or they
couldn’t deal with chicks as Ghostbusters – “Ain’t no bitches gonna
hunt no ghost.”) This initial Story Pack captures all the
ectoplasmic spectre-splatting fun of the entire franchise, offers
plenty of value both in the real world and onscreen and is just
Isn’t that what playing games is all about? We who
know who we’re gonna call...