No disrespect to anyone else I saw on the last day of E3, but hands down my favorite area to visit that day was the WB Games section. We got a good look at some of the amazing games on the way, as well as some new additions to products already on the market, which had me smiling from ear-to-ear. Also, I was very happy to receive free collectable LEGO figures, so that was a nice bonus.
The first one we dove right into was LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, which starts off by having you join the MCU version of the Guardians Of The Galaxy (not the comic book version like the previous one) as they protect Nova from yet another threat. All I wanted to do was put on Starlord’s headphones and shoot things as I danced. I didn’t care if I completed the game, I just wanted that fun little moment to last forever. The game was just pure awesomeness for the 15 minutes I was able to play and beat one of the first big baddies of the game. I would have taken it home right there and then if I could.
Next up were the latest expansions to the LEGO Dimensions franchise, which included Sonic The Hedgehog, The Powerpuff Girls, Beetlejuice and the Teen Titans. For my demo, I decided to go explore the Titan Tower, which had references to the original cartoon from Cartoon Network, as well as some cute little throwbacks for other characters in the background. The best thing about Dimensions is being able to mix and match characters as needed to solve puzzles and make the game come alive. Also, I had a lot of fun riding on a sandmonster with Beetlejuice.
We then made our way over to LEGO Worlds which just added a brand new Space expansion as a planet to visit. This one brought me back as I played with all the original spacemen and was able to construct many of the original designs from the ’70s and ’80s that LEGO used to make with the Space line. This one also comes with new challenges, adventures and tools as you build whatever your heart desires on the moon.
Finally, I got a one-on-one crash course in how to play Middle-earth: Shadow Of War and try out what appeared to be a full build of the game. Dear God, there’s so much to do in the game that anyone who finds it boring doesn’t know what they’re talking about. You fight multiple enemies using various tactics, riding animals and other creatures, choosing what villains to overthrow, and the insanity of tackling what appears to be the regular campaign. I instantly was in love with it, though it did have some things that made it difficult to get through. We’ll see if anything changes when the game comes out.
I loved this section with a passion and couldn’t have asked for anything more. Well, free copies of everything there and then as I had to hold back from stealing all the LEGOs in sight. I just can’t wait to play all of these when they’re released.
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