Lego Marvel Super Heroes is now here! Now, I’m a sucker for a good Lego game, and fortunately pretty much all of the Traveler’s Tales Lego games have been quite good. I’m pleased to report that this is no exception.
Yes,it’s more smashing objects, completing missions, smashing objects, unlocking characters, smashing objects, collecting studs (for the curious, this time you get “True Believer” because of course you do), and smashing even more objects. It’s a formula that works, and if this game lacks any sense of real innovation (though there are actually times when it benefits you to have the Hulk turn into Bruce Banner), it makes up for that with a good sense of fun.
In the game, our heroes deal with Doctor Doom and Loki, who have teamed up to recover Cosmic Bricks left by the Silver Surfer. Within the first mission and cut scenes thereafter, you see not only those three characters, but also Sandman, the Abomination, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Maria Hill, Agent Coulson, Nick Fury, Captain America and Mister Fantastic.
The game is good clean fun, and suitable for ages six and up, roughly. The violence is far less than what you’d get with the average kids cartoon, and the puzzles may baffle the youngest players, but the older ones will do just fine.
I’m overall extremely pleased with this game. TT continues to prove that they really “get” the various franchises they work with and that they understand what makes Lego so much fun.