The best Christmas gift for kids in 2015 is Lego Dimensions – a science fiction action-adventure video game developed by Traveller’s Tales and published by Warner Bros. It is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.
Lego Dimensions is absolutely captivationg and this is why it is the best Christmas gift for kids this year. It follows the toys-to-life format, in that the player has Lego figures and a portal which can be played within the game itself.
Lego Dimensions was released on September 27, 2015 and right now it is very much sought after Christmas gift for kids, despite the relative high price.
The game reuses the same gameplay as the previous Lego games of the TT-era. It also follows the same format as Skylanders and Disney Infinity where the player takes a USB portal and figurines to put on it. But unlike its competitors, the figurines and models are buildable, and the USB portal (also buildable) is interactive. And also unlike its competitors, the main levels are contained in the Starter Pack and expansion pack characters and models are compatible to any level of the game.
Lego Dimensions features characters and worlds from fourteen different franchises, consisting of DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The Lego Movie, The Wizard of Oz, The Simpsons, Lego Ninjago, Doctor Who, Back to the Future, Portal 2, Ghostbusters, Midway Arcade, Scooby-Doo, Lego Legends of Chima, and Jurassic World. More franchises are planned to be added post launch, however, these brands have yet to be named.
On the planet Foundation Prime in the center of the Lego Multiverse, Lord Vortech (Gary Oldman) seeks the Foundational Elements, the cornerstones of time and space itself, in a bid to merge all the universes into one under his control. These elements, such as the ruby slippers and kryptonite, were scattered across the dimensions long ago, but gathered together at Foundation Prime can unlock the power to control the multiverse. To do this, he opens vortices in many different worlds, recruiting local villains to aid in his search for the Elements while imprisoning heroes pulled through the vortexes and damaging the boundaries between worlds, causing them to merge and characters to be displaced. However, Vortech is able to outsmart the heroes and obtain all of the Foundation Elements, allowing him to unlock the foundation of the multiverse: a green Lego building plate. This imbues Vortech with near-unlimited power, and he merges Frodo, Metalbeard, and Robin into a giant robot mutant known simply as the Tri.
After defeating the Tri and saving their friends, Batman realizes that they are going to need all the help they can get to defeat Vortech. The trio recruits The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), Mystery Inc., the Ghostbusters, the space ship Defender, and even GLaDOS (Ellen McLain) to defeat him. While the Doctor, GLaDOS, and X-PO work on a plan to seal Vortech away, the heroes head to Foundation Prime. With their allies’ help, they are able to destroy the pad, which infuriates Vortech. He grows to an enormous size and attacks the trio, but the Doctor is able to manipulate the portal technology and sucks all of them into a rift loop. Using a special device he, GLaDOS, and X-PO designed, the heroes are able to seal Vortech in an endless rift prison for all eternity, saving the dimensions.