After successfully adapting eight separate franchises in a span of over a dozen games, TT Games tries its hand at the Marvel universe. “Lego Marvel Super Heroes” builds on the tried and true Lego game formula and adds very little, which isn’t bad since the polish shines better than ever.
For Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Playstation Vita and Microsoft Windows
Lego Marvel continues with the newest change for the series since “Lego Batman 2,” which is voice acting. All the characters are voiced, and it’s not limited to little grunts and sound effects; everyone gets lines of dialogue. The amount of voice acting is necessary for the story progression, which features a cast of over 100 characters. But despite this new and improved change, it is sad to see the adorable pantomime go away.
Some of the latest changes of Lego Marvel are new flight controls, some projectiles and even transformations. Characters like Iron Man and The Human Torch have the ability to fly and navigate around New York City, which acts as the game’s central hub.
Transformations are available for characters like The Hulk and the Lizard, which allows them to change from a regular Lego Figure to their original, superhero character. This is one of the new “Big-Figs” featured in the game. Amongst the Big-Figs are characters like Venom and the Juggernaut.
The features that remain the same are solid and although there are a few complaints, there’s nothing so bad that it’s game breaking.
Praise should be given to the city of New York, the central hub. It contains enough fun to constitute itself as its own game, akin to a Lego Grand Theft Auto.
There are also side missions like searching for golden bricks and Stan in Peril. Stan in Peril is the equivalent to rescuing civilians as Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee gets in situations that require saving him. Stan Lee is also a playable character and plays as a mixture of different character’s abilities.
Overall, “Lego Marvel Super Heroes” plays like previous iterations and brings very little to the table. The changes it does bring in are fantastic though. This is the game to play if you’ve ever wanted to try the Lego games or are simply looking for a good Marvel game.