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Hands On: LEGO Builder’s Journey Is A Tiny, Beautiful Experiment About The Joy In Play

Creative block.

LEGO Builder’s Journey might fly under the radar on Switch, despite bearing the name of the mega-popular brick manufacturer, purely because it’s quite different to their normal fare — but we really hope it doesn’t. For the past couple of decades or so, the LEGO games have been dominated by other massive franchises — Star Wars, Harry Potter, Batman, and Marvel — but LEGO Builder’s Journey takes the familiar plastic in a new, pared-down direction that’s more than welcome in a time where games are largely sprawling, bombastic experiences.

Strongly inspired by the visual simplicity of games like Monument Valley, but with a mildly sinister dark side reminiscent of Inside and What Remains of Edith Finch, LEGO Builder’s Journey is a narrative game told without words. Its story unfolds through environmental and interactive elements, as you — a young child, represented not by a minifig, but by blank, gender-free bricks — learn to build and play with your parent.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

Creative block.

LEGO Builder’s Journey might fly under the radar on Switch, despite bearing the name of the mega-popular brick manufacturer, purely because it’s quite different to their normal fare — but we really hope it doesn’t. For the past couple of decades or so, the LEGO games have been dominated by other massive franchises — Star Wars, Harry Potter, Batman, and Marvel — but LEGO Builder’s Journey takes the familiar plastic in a new, pared-down direction that’s more than welcome in a time where games are largely sprawling, bombastic experiences.

Strongly inspired by the visual simplicity of games like Monument Valley, but with a mildly sinister dark side reminiscent of Inside and What Remains of Edith Finch, LEGO Builder’s Journey is a narrative game told without words. Its story unfolds through environmental and interactive elements, as you — a young child, represented not by a minifig, but by blank, gender-free bricks — learn to build and play with your parent.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

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