How much delight can one pack into five minutes? Watch and learn.
Outed last week as LEGO video games often are -- via a physical instruction booklet -- fans could only hope that the brief description of LEGO Worlds on paper (Explore. Discover. Create.) meant what they thought it meant -- LEGO Minecraft. It is exactly that. It is better than that.
Explore procedurally generated worlds made entirely from LEGO bricks -- the land, the water, everything is LEGO, and thus everything you create can be built in real life, given enough money. Collect scenery pieces or create your own from scratch. Defeat wandering mini-figures to unlock them as your in-game avatar. They have even got an entire boxed LEGO Creator set -- a set you could buy at the store -- that you can just drop into your world on the fly.
Even the game's Steam description evokes feelings of overwhelming joy.
EXPLORE. DISCOVER. CREATE.
In a galaxy of procedural worlds made entirely from LEGO bricks, will you… EXPLORE environments filled with adventure, then alter them? DISCOVER secrets and treasures, then play with them? CREATE your own models, then make a world your own?
I am so stupidly happy right now. I don't even care that the Early Access game lacks online multiplayer. In fact, good -- you all leave my LEGOs alone.