Let me start off by saying I have no serious bias against Lego video games. They are the reason I got my first gaming console but this game is clear evidence that this franchise is in a serious downfall.
For example the voices in the game. I don't know about you but I loved the comedic grunts and squeaks of the old games. Though it was fun to hear some voices such as Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson) in the game. Over all the terrible voice acting seriously took away from the fun of the mindless violence and humor that is Lego games.
Eventually you can fight your way past the horrible voice acting to the actually game. Which once you got there it is one of the most fun experiences on the new consoles. The attacks were more dynamic. It now allowed for you to throw objects or blast your enemies with rockets and the open hub was just spectacular. They have made it so much better from all the old games. Though it did get tedious at times I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Over all if you are looking for some mindless fun and some cheese laughs get this game.
posted by Supermane1985 (PORTLAND, OR) Apr 11, 2014
Member since Oct 2011
Clearly a lot of love went into making the characters, each one is perfectly detailed and most even have unique movesets and multiple abilities, this aspect is definitely a step up from the other Lego games. However, the game itself just isn't nearly as well designed as the other entries in the series (particularly Lego Batman 2), level design can be frustratingly unclear at times and limits you to too few main characters, you can get characters stuck in places they weren't supposed to access, the world Hub is plain and can be annoying to navigate, and it can also be frustrating to try to figure out very basic features like unlocking/buying new characters or just trying to return to the helicarrier.
My biggest problem is that this entry is that it just isn't funny, all previous entries had a great sense of humor and often hilarious gags. Marvel Superheroes contains jokes in the very loosest sense of the word, throws a dozen at you per cutscene, and almost all of them fall extremely flat (ie Nick Fury talks, then bites from a hamburger, then mugs for the camera; where exactly is the joke there?).
Overall it's a game that is fun enough to play for the characters but doesn't live up to normal Lego game standards.