LEGO Dimensions certainly upped the ante for their second year. Amongst the 14 famous franchises it had at first like the Simpsons and Back to the Future, 16 more have joined the ranks, including the legendary Harry Potter franchise. But, so it wouldn't miss out on the fun, it's prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, has also joined the fray, taking wizards and witches back to 1920s New York City, years before the rise of Voldemort. There's no Hogwarts, no Dumbledore, no Hogwarts Express; there's only a hidden wizard society and a group out to eradicate them much like the Salem Witch Trials.
Enter Newt Scamander, a man who's got a case full of dozens of magical creatures, including the money addicted Niffler. But poor old Newt's got his hands full when those creatures are accidentally set loose, setting on the wrath of the anti-wizard group and the Magical Congress of the United States of America. Now he has to get out into the world and look for those missing creatures before they cause trouble and fully expose the wizard world to the No-Maj (that's American for the more familiar term Muggles).
What makes this particular pack enjoyable is to be able to play through the entire movie, much like Ghostbusters did last wave. So, you not only explore the entire world of Fantastic Beasts, you can complete the story by interacting with it as needed. All you have to do is build the new base, in the form of MACUSA, and plop down Newt and his Niffler to explore this world.
It also helps that Eddie Redmayne is doing the voice of the character again, though it uses new dialogue and archived audio, depending on the instance. To anyone who's seen the movie and enjoyed his performance, this will be a treat. If you haven't seen the movie yet, I'd recommend waiting to buy this until you do, so you can compare the differences. It's basically the same story, but scrunching it into six levels has left out some key details to be certain, so make sure to see the film so you're not missing out on the full experience.
Overall, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is more than welcome to LEGO Dimensions. It's, dare I say, fantastic!