TT Games are back with the latest entry in the LEGO video game series, released today in the UK. This is only the second game based on the Marvel universe, this time based on the cinematic world of the Avengers and the surrounding movies. There’s still room for comic book goodness, but this time players will recognise locations and storylines from different Marvel movies.
Read on for the All About Bricks review…
|Captain America and Iron Man|
There is no need for players to worry about having to go through slow-paced training levels to acclimatise to LEGO Marvel’s Avengers. Just like Avengers: Age of Ultron, the game starts in the thick of an assault on the Hydra base where Loki’s sceptre is being hidden. In a series of battles, players take on the role of each Avenger in turn, allowing the opportunity to learn the unique abilities each character has.
The core characters are varied and fun – Black Widow packs dual guns and can disappear. Doing a Hulk smash with the big fig is immensely satisfying. Captain America’s shield sails into bad guys with style, or conveniently unlocks switches. Flying around as Iron Man is great fun, he can melt selected objects. Hawkeye uses explosives and rapid-fire arrows. Seeing Thor bash enemies or hurl his hammer into them is a treat. To be more concise, each character is a different joy to play as – seeing their inventive ways of dispatching villains brings a special kind of amused satisfaction (the best are the combo moves that two characters employ together).
Once the initial level is complete, the game flashbacks within a flashback as Captain
|Cap and Bucky infiltrate a Hydra base|
|The SHIELD Helicarrier|
|Sibling rivalry from Thor and Loki|
|In game puzzles lead to new areas.|
|There is plenty of exploring to do in New York.|
|Nicky Fury is too preoccupied to notice classic LEGO Space.|
|God of thunder|
|Classic LEGO video game humour|