Warner Home Interactive invited my son and I to the Toronto launch party of the highly anticipated video game LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Monday night.
The event, which was held in the TD Comfort Clubhouse at the Rogers Centre, included the chance to play the game on the JumboTron (the largest TV in Canada) and meet Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey!
It was really a win-win all around that also made me realize a few things after I got home. Here are 5 of the random thoughts I had after the event.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is addictive!
As it doesn’t come out until Tuesday, June 28, I can’t say much about the game itself. I am allowed to tell you I it’s the best-looking and most-challenging LEGO-based game I’ve ever played. It’s also highly addictive and fun! While playing it we were totally immersed and forgot people were behind us waiting to play (sorry, folks).
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R.A. Dickey is one of the nicest celebrities I’ve met
I covered entertainment for years and interviewed lots of movie stars, musicians and athletes. R.A. Dickey was nothing like any of them! He was genuine, down to earth and super nice to all of us when I’m sure he was tired and not getting paid THAT much (if anything) to make an appearance at the event. He also signed baseballs for everyone and took photos with us. My kid was absolutely speechless meeting him and is now the king of his school for having done so.
I really want a PlayStation 4 now
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available for PC and every current gaming system when it’s released June 28, but playing it on the the PS4 made me realize how much I love that system and need to upgrade my PS3. I also really love the DualShock 4 controller and don’t think there’s a more comfortable controller out there.
The Rogers Centre should do more with what they have
Seeing the game being played on the JumboTron was very cool and hearing the game music fill the stadium gave me chills. Why can’t they open up the Rogers Centre to more events like this when the Jays aren’t playing? Have a “drive-in” style movie night and I bet many people would pay $20 for a ticket.
The TD Comfort Clubhouse is the only way to see a Blue Jays game
Now that I’ve sat in the TD Comfort Clubhouse I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back to regular seats at the Rogers Centre again. Seriously, it’s like living in paradise at a baseball game up there. The seats are comfy! The bathrooms are clean! There’s food and a bar that doesn’t take three innings to get something at! Who do I need to be friends with to get an invite to sit there? I don’t care if I have to clean toilets to get a ticket if I have to it’s that great!
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available Tuesday, June 28 for the Nintendo WiiU, Nintendo 3DS, XBOX 360, XBOX One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita and PC. Check out the trailer for the game below.
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