‘Lego Worlds’ And ‘Minecraft,’ Two Similar Games, Unique In Their Own Way

By Peter Griffin, Parent Herald December 02, 04:53 am
Announcement Trailer for Lego Worlds
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"Lego Worlds" recently announced its launch date for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on February 21, 2016. "Lego Worlds" is basically a Lego building game on steroids and could be a worthy adversary to "Minecraft."

Without a doubt "Lego Worlds" uses the same principles as Minecraft wherein the player can build, explore, destroy, or pretty much do anything he wants within the Lego's simulated environment. Warner Bros. interactive which is the game publisher describes "Lego Worlds" as journey towards becoming a master builder in an open world made up of Lego bricks," whether customizing characters, exploring in vehicles, building structures, or discovering an expansive range of items, characters, and creatures throughout the worlds, there's the freedom to create anything imaginable," according to Jonathan Smith who's the head of productions at TT Games.

The Difference between "Minecraft" and "Lego Worlds" is hard to pinpoint due to their similarities. The greatest difference could be the graphical presentation. "Lego Worlds" is presented using the latest game engine designed specifically for the game while "Minecraft" utilizes the classic 8-bit graphics. The popularity of the Lego brand also makes a big difference knowing that Lego has been the main authority for creating and building structures for decades through their blocks, Minecraft, on the other hand, has started the digital sandbox open world game in digital form, originality is no issue between the two games.

It's safe to say that "Lego Worlds" is an evolution of "Minecraft." Both games bring will bring out the creativity of the player no doubt about that. One advantage of Minecraft's outdated graphical presentation is that it can be ported to almost any available console in the market today, while the high-end graphics of Lego Worlds requires more powerful engine for it to run. To sum up everything, both "Lego Worlds" and "Minecraft" deserves acknowledgment for their contribution and the innovation in today's game scene.

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