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Mini Review: LEGO Bricktales (PS5) – Solid Puzzler Taps into the Creativity of LEGO

If you build it, they will come.

LEGO Bricktales is the latest attempt by LEGO to diversify its gaming portfolio beyond the formula popularised by TT Games. While some of these attempts have been worse than others, LEGO Bricktales is the latest in a line of successes.

This is a puzzle game about a young minifig on their way to visit their grandfather, a mad scientist living beneath a gone-to-seed amusement park. You must help him repair the park before the Mayor evicts him. Then your grandfather’s robot assistant warps in from a different dimension decrying the power of happiness crystals, an energy source that can restore all the broken-down attractions. Tonally, it’s a bit much, and the writing can get pretty tiresome. The game is content to spout wacky scientific jargon in lieu of telling proper jokes. It left us wishing we could power through most conversations and get to the good stuff: the gameplay.

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