We’ve seen all kinds of LEGO games over the years, though for a good solid decade and change most of what we got were TT Games’ enjoyable action-adventure games. Not bad, but there are lot of angles to LEGO that can be explored. LEGO Bricktales ($4.99), from Thunderful Games, focuses on the brick-by-brick building and capacity to create fascinating contraptions and scenes. It’s as much about the process as the goal, and it’s no surprise it found a lot of fans when it launched around a year ago. The only problem with it is that eventually you’ve seen it all, which is what makes the latest free update so welcome.
The LEGO Bricktales Halloween update poses the question of where ghosts get their sheets. Shrouds. Whatever you want to call them. I mean, they’re material items, and ghosts are immaterial. It’s a curious thing. You’ll find out if you play this update, which takes you into a spooky new supernatural Halloween diorama. You’ll meet a witch who is in need of some renovations, explore a mucky swamp, and perhaps find out the answer to where those sheets come from. Shrouds. Whatever. Will the truth be horrifying? Hilarious? Neither? You’ll have to play to find out. As a bonus, you might be able to get your hands on some snazzy new threads.
There are some other things packed into this update, mostly involving bug fixes and performance improvements. Regular readers of the Monday updates articles will know what that’s about. Still, a whole new diorama to play with! And it’s season-appropriate! And free! A nice way to celebrate both Halloween and the game being released on consoles a year ago. Go give it a shot and let me know what you find out about those sheets. Shrouds. Whatever.