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Hands-on: Lego Minifigures Online might just bankrupt every parent on Earth

Hayden Dingman | March 28, 2014
It's a scary time to be a parent. First, Activision's Skylanders franchise created this wallet-murdering nightmare confluence of collectible toys tied to video game characters where each physical toy you bought unlocked a new part of the game. Then Disney looked at its vast holdings and said, "Well hey, we can do that," releasing Disney Infinity unto the world.

I played through an entire dungeon of the game's Pirate World at GDC last week, destroying a legion of enemies in my quest to reach the kraken, which we summarily defeated despite its massive health bar. The dungeon took about thirty or forty minutes to get through, and Funcom says this is but one dungeon in one world. It sounds like there's a lot of content in-game.

If you like the other Lego games you kind of know what you're getting here — a fun romp through some inspired environments with just a dash of Lego humor sprinkled throughout. It's not punishing, or very deep, but that's not why you'd play anyway.

Look for an open beta of Lego Minifigures Online this summer, with a fall release to follow.


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