My First Hands-on Impression of the LEGO Bricktales
Updated: Jul 20, 2022
LEGO Bricktales is an upcoming puzzle-adventure game from ClockStone and Thunderful Publishing. I got a chance to get hands-on with a build of the game; here’s what I thought.
You’ll explore beautiful and charming environments throughout each diorama brick-built world. Throughout the game, lighting and shadows are well cast, giving it an overall engaging feel. These dioramas are huge and detailed in their brick-built style; I loved seeing how they added texture and life throughout.
Navigating the world felt similar to the type of experience from Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. You’ll be tasked with using all your knowledge of brick building as you progress as you’ll encounter many puzzles in which you need to brick-build a solution to solve.
There’s a fantastic reward for completing each in which your solution becomes part of the game you are exploring; it gives such a sense of pride seeing your build within the areas.
It’s not just brick building, but you’ll get to explore and search for treasure, interact with things such as wheels and smash your way through to unlock new areas. I even met a cute little ghost character hiding in a cave.
One of my favourite building challenges I got to do was a helicopter, and it surprised me how such a simple thing can feel difficult when you are restricted on the pieces and number of pieces you can use to solve these building puzzles. My attempts at a support, stairs and the helicopter were very sub-par, and I won’t be getting asked to go on LEGO masters anytime soon.
As it was a limited build of the game, I didn’t get a chance to explore many of the different dioramas in the game; I was playing through part of the jungle. Like in other LEGO games, it did feel like there would be bits I’d come back to at a later date, so it’ll be interesting to see more in future sessions to understand replayability.
I didn’t get a chance to try out the create your own Minifigure feature in this demo, but I believe you’ll be able to unlock different items for them throughout each of the worlds.
I can’t wait to get more time to play this game, and the story aspect sounds like so much fun in which you are on the ultimate building adventure to save your grandfather’s amusement park!
Publisher: Thunderful Publishing