Lego is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, although, I’m pretty sure that we’ve all gone through something of a Lego phase in our life in some capacity. Often, though, that is enough – you do you’re Lego thing and then you move on.
Lego Marvel Super Heroes, however, might make you want to revisit this phase for just another short period. If you’re a huge fan of the comic books and even just a mediocre fan of Lego, this will really grab your attention.
The game is fun for everyone with tame enough action and appealing themes for kids as well as adults. As well, it’s created for pretty much any platform that is out there from PC to Playstation to xBox and Wii.
The game brings together all of your old favourites from the Marvel adventures to battle it out with the classic villains. The story essentially is that Doctor Doom, Loki and Magneto are on a mission to take over the world and some of earth’s mightiest heroes are out to stop them…the usual. The premise is simple enough but it’s the game itself that really moves it into the extraordinary. The soundtrack is really great with the voices for the characters playing a huge role, and many of the actors reading the characters are the same ones that play them in the movies. Additionally, the game is upbeat and actually pretty hilarious particularly everything that Nick Fury has to say. This is where the adults will enjoy the game – through the subtle funny reference to characters the Samuel Jackson has played.
The game runs through 15 story levels and you can tour Manhattan in between them, doing good deeds, earning gold bricks and just being an all round good super hero. You’ll get the chance to unlock different vehicles and characters that you’ll be able to use in gameplay and then proceed to the next level when you’re ready. The bricks can also unlock bonus games and it is a blast to play on your own and with your kids.
There are a couple of limitations to the game, however. Some of the puzzles, for example, are a bit obscure and hard to find. You might waste a bit of time trying to uncover them and they’re not very obvious. The game is a bit glitchy as well and you might find your player getting stuck in a scene or at times, you might not be able to activate a mission for no apparent reason. If you don’t hit too many of these you’ll still be able to have a really great time.
The Lego video game really sticks to a format with which people are already familiar – there are good guys and villains and you’re out to save the world from being overtaken. This particular version really employs some creative writers in making the stories and narrating the characters and that can really boost the value of the game for adult play. The game is full of action and uses all of the Marvel characters that are so well loved.