Posted: November 25, 2013
When someone mentions the word LEGO in a game title, I'm sure most people will think this is a game just for little kids. They could not be further from the truth. The LEGO games are actually fun for pretty much all ages, due to the reference material they use. We've had LEGO games ranging from Star Wars to Harry Potter to Batman, and more. And now we move on to something odd. Marvel Super Heroes. I say odd, because this is a WB game. WB which owns the rights to publish DC related stuff. DC which is a rival company of Marvel. And Marvel, which is now owned by Disney. So this is indeed an dd pairing. Traveler's Tales are just such big fans of Marvel (and who can blame them) that they wanted this to be made. And here it is. And here is probably the best LEGO game to date. A labor of love from fans of Marvel, made for fans of Marvel.
LMSH is a completely original story in the Marvel universe, which borrows characters from the Marvel movie universe and also the comic universe. In fact, it has a roster so massive, it is the biggest roster of any LEGO game to date. You'll find all of your favorites, ranging from the Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Blade, Daredevil, Spider-Man, and more, and even an assortment of odd picks like Howard the Duck (who even has his own achievement) and more. Of course what's a superhero game without supervillains. So yes, you can play as a number of baddies as well. Normal sized characters have normal LEGO scaling, and the big bruisers like The Incredible Hulk, Colossus, and others have been turrned into bigger LEGO characters called "big figs". And your larger than life characters like Galactus have been given the normal mini fig versions when you want to play as them.
LMSH features a msssive hub world recreation of comic and real world fused Manhattan, complete with a wide assortment of side missions, challenges, and unlockables to discover along the way. You can run, jump, fly, or ride vehicles to get around the city at your own leisure. and when not tackling main story missions, there is a ton of things to do. Even after tackling the main story, you will find so many things to unlock, from characters to vehicles and new mission. Some things will warrant replays through missions with different characters, shooting replayability through the roof.
As for gameplay, LMSH offers the most refined combat of any lego game to date, mixed with the usual puzzle solving based on character powers. It's fun, varied, and easily the most satisfying in the series. The game also puts a huge emphasis on combat more than any LEGO game to date.
My only complaints on this game are the unispired soundtrack, which pales in comparison to previous LEGO games. And also the character creator. It's sloppy. It lacks full customization. And unless you want to unlock a couple of achievements, is completely unnecessary.
- Biggest roster to date
- Best moveset to date for individual characters
- Big fig characters!
- So much content packed in. Even after completing the game, there is so much to do.
- Boring soundtrack
- Character creator is not good