Video Game Review: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

I received a copy of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes to try pout and review. I had already pre-orderd and bought the game myself because I was so excited for it to come out. Opinions about the game are 100% my own based on my game play.

When I learned that there was going to be a LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game coming to the Wii U I pre-ordered it. I couldn’t wait to play it. I had already bought all of the The Avengers play sets from LEGO and some of the Ultimate Spider Man ones as well. I like LEGO’s take on the Marvel Universe and was looking forward to seeing and playing this new game.

This game does not disappoint at all. Easily switching characters and using different abilities, playing multi-player, and so many fun Marvel people and places made into LEGO. There is so much to enjoy playing in this game.

Your mission in the game is to help the Marvel Super Heroes stop the Marvel Super Villains from assembling a super-weapon that could destroy the world. To do so the Super Heroes have to track down and secure Cosmic Bricks.

If you’ve played LEGO City Undercover or Batman 2 the game controls are going to be familiar for you as are many of the game play concepts like collecting bricks and building LEGO items. Then you have special powers like web slinging, shield flinging and Hulk smashing. The game is also funny. the LEGO humor is one of those things that I love the most from any LEGO game. Cut scenes are very funny with many in jokes for the fans. There is a point where you get to play as Mr. Fantastic and if you hold one of the buttons long enough he becomes a giant teapot. I’m wondering when that will come in handy and will be sorely disappointed if it isn’t actually utilized in the game.

I’m also looking forward to finishing story mode and being able to fully explore LEGO Manhattan as any of the over 100 Super Heroes and Super Villains. I’ve already explored a bit and even flown up to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier as Iron Man. Using vehicles and playing as many different characters is something I enjoy about these LEGO games. You can even create unique Super Heroes with customizable characters. Take those characters and explore all sorts of places like LEGO Manhattan, the X-Mansion, Asteroid M and even Asgard.

One thing that I really liked about this game on the Wii U is that when I played with Eva I was on the gamepad and she was on the Wii remote. We weren’t tethered together, we weren’t on split screen either. Eva was on the TV screen and I was able to play on the gamepad so we were able to play independently while still playing together. That is a great feature.