Lego Marvel Superheroes is the newest Lego game to arrive on both current and next generation consoles. While the formula for the game is the same as every past Lego game, it’s still a highly enjoyable adventure game for everyone to enjoy.
The Lego games have always run with the principle “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it”, and this is clear within five minutes of starting Marvel Superheroes. The game plays like every other Lego creation, the player controls a few select characters in puzzle environments filled with blocks to destroy, smash the blocks and solve the puzzles to progress. It’s simple game design, but boy is it addictive. The reward factor from collecting lots of studs (AKA money) to then spend it on new characters is one that never gets tiring. Unlocking characters has been a feature in every Lego game, but the vast character list of both heroes and villains makes the list of unlockables the biggest in any Lego game yet.
The game starts being quite restrictive, the player travels small distances across the world map to the next level and isn’t allowed to explore, but once a few levels are completed the game really opens up to provide one of the largest and well made open worlds in the Lego universe. Being able to fly past Stark tower as Iron man and look across the Lego city skyline is a thing most people have dreamed of since they were children, and now they can do it!
For those of you worried that there isn’t much to do, worry not. There is so much to collect and see in the game, such as secret characters and hidden red blocks that give bonuses. For completionists looking for a challenge, Marvel Superheroes will keep you interested for a long time.
While there isn’t any online for the game, it does feature a two player split screen mode that allows the characters to run wild in the city together. Thanks to a feature introduced in the Lego Indiana Jones games, characters can explore levels freely thanks to the camera splitting in half when characters move too far away from each other. It’s awesome swinging around as Spider-Man and seeing your friend as Hulk lobbing a car in the distance.
While all Lego games follow the same basic gameplay format, Lego Marvel Superheroes manages to stand at the pinnacle of the genre. It’s a game that manages to appeal to both adults and children with its brilliant characters and cheeky side jokes that will go over children’s heads; this is a game the whole family can enjoy. This is the superhero game that people have been pleading for since video games were created, so do yourself a favour and check out this wonderfully creative Lego adventure!
Lego Marvel Superheroes is available now for Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U, PS4, Xbox One, PS Vita and 3DS
This review was originally posted on marcusbronzy.com