Lego: Jurassic World; Heroes of the Storm, gaming reviews: Smash bricks and pick up special skills as a host of different characters

All the fun we've come to expect from a Lego game

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Lego: Jurassic World

****

PC, 3DS, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One (£24.85 - £37.85)

Lego: Jurassic World is the fun we've come to expect from a Lego game. Collecting studs, smashing bricks and playing through stories you already know might sound a bit tedious but the Lego games somehow do it well. You play through the stories of all four Jurassic Park films – it took me about 3 hours to complete the first film – and the game balances referential elements with slightly mocking, tongue-in-cheeks parts.

The game lets you play as a host of different characters and sometimes dinosaurs, each with their own special skills – you switch between them to complete puzzles that aren't challenging but are still engaging.

James Tennent

Heroes of the Storm

****

Mac, PC (Free-to-play )

Considering League of Legends and Dota borrowed heavily from Warcraft and Starcraft, it's no surprise that Blizzard have produced one of the finest Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (Moba) games yet. Heroes of the Storm pits you and four players against another team of heroes, the main objective being to take down the others' HQ.

Unlike other Moba games, matches are shorter and the interface simpler, meaning players can easily pick it up. Unfortunately, much of the fun is hidden behind a paywall and to get further requires intense grind, enough to put off long-haul players but not those who want quick 20 minute bursts of fantasy action.

Jack Shepherd

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