Aside from being a massive toys construction company, Lego took part in production and design of several video games. After a star wars and DC Comics Heroes, Lego returns with another superhero-themed game. This time Lego united with Marvel comics to create one of the best superhero games this year. It is interesting to see how such a funny premise and interesting portrayal can make the game appealing and satisfying for the audience. A huge rooster of playable characters, plus a Lego New York design ensure you to have fun with this game and enjoy it long after you completed it.
The game starts with Doctor Doom knocking over Silver Surfer and wanting to collect his board to create his own Doom Ray of Doom. To help him gain all parts of the surfboard, he invites and searches for every villain in the universe. However, there is the other side as well, which want to make sure that Doom Ray of Doom remains just a dream. Nick Fury and the S.H.I.E.L.D decide to call upon The Avengers, X-Men and Fantastic four, plus a number of other “lone heroes” to prevent Doctor Doom from achieving his goal. After you start the game with Iron Man and Hulk, you will soon be reunited with number of other heroes but also villains. Just like in the series and their respecting movies, you will enter some fictional worlds of the characters, such as Asgard or X-Mansion. As you progress, you will see various unknown-to-media heroes until stumbling upon some hot shot, like Magneto or Dr. Octopus.
Besides fighting and duels, what also characterizes the Lego games is the number of puzzles you need to solve in the game. It means that accompanying right characters you can overcome obstacles a lot easier. For example, Wolverine can dig with his claws and Hulk can break walls and force an entrance for other characters.
What is important in single player campaign is that it is worth returning to. After you complete the game, you can try and unlock all 150 playable characters. Once you find about the SHIELD’s Helicarrier, you can go to roam through Manhattan with each character, when not on mission. To keep you entertained, you will have numerous side missions in the game, making you really work hard for additional characters. However, the challenges and mini games are often very easy to beat, as, despite the topic, the game is still somehow oriented towards younger auditorium.
The game has somehow mixed up controls and often leads to misunderstanding. Several moves serve with the same button, so it can get pretty annoying. The graphics are great, but do the form of Lego construction you will often notice some glitches and bugs in the level design. Sound effects are classy, funny but if it gets to repetitive it can get annoying.
Single player campaign can be completed in little over 9 hours, but plenty of other time can be invested in unlocking new characters and moves. Lego Marvel Super Hero is definitely worth your time, as you will encounter so many superheroes at once, you will be desperate for just another hour of playing.
I realize this is a very thorough review but please know, Truett is 7 and thinks this game is AWESOME!!! It’s amazing how much they can figure out when playing and I have no doubt that you’ll enjoy this game! You can buy the game at Walmart for $44.96.
Disclosure: I am an official Walmart Mom. Walmart has provided me with compensation and gift card in return for my time & efforts to create this post. Opinions are my own, always.