Lego Marvel's Avengers
|a game by||Travellers Tales (UK) Ltd|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, PC, Playstation 3|
|User Rating:||5.1/10 - 14 votes|
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|See also:||Lego Games|
There are LEGO games for most important franchises out there, so obviously there had to be a LEGO Marvel’s Avengers. If the characters are colorful enough, you can expect to get a LEGO game about it. TT Games brought together Marvel for this game, so it should be a pretty interesting title to play. But are popular characters enough to make another LEGO game good? Well, let's talk about it here.
About the game
LEGO Avengers brings together the most popular Marvel superheroes into one game. Based on the events of the first two Avengers movies, this is a more action-based title than what we're used to seeing. Still, the game recreates the important scenes of the movies in a light and cheerful way.
You can think of it as even more of a kids' version of the movies. Keep in mind that even though there are over one hundred characters to choose from, at the time of release there were some troubles with the licenses. This means that you shouldn't expect to see the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man or X-Men here.
More of the same?
There are way too many LEGO games right now, so it can be a little repetitive if you want to play them all. LEGO Avengers is indeed more of the same, kinda. In the older games like the first LEGO Star Wars games, exploration was more streamlined. Now the world feels much more open, with alternate paths and more freedom to choose your adventure. But in general lines, it's more of the same. If you're a Marvel fan you should just go for the LEGO Marvel Superheroes game. It features a more varied cast of characters and an original story.
LEGO Avengers is a weird title. It features scenes from individual-character movies like both Captain America, Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3, among others. It helps a little with the setup for the main storyline of The Avengers, but it makes it more reduced. It's not a substitute for the movie, but it's ok for the younger kids.
Graphics and visuals: There's little to no innovation in the visual aspect of this game. The open-world looks alright, even though it's an odd mix between realistic locations and lego characters. It's not entirely pleasing to the eye, but it doesn't look terrible either.
Gameplay: It's pretty much the same as all the other LEGO games before this. You destroy stuff, build more stuff with the lego pieces you destroy, and complete missions. The main heroes have very different abilities and it's cool to use them for team specials. It's always better to play this game in multiplayer mode, it makes it easier and way more fun than playing it alone. It's pretty action-based and the scenes are pretty varied, with chasing scenes in vehicles to big battles versus a lot of characters. Trying out the different characters is fun, and the game will constantly encourage you to do it.
Sound: The soundtrack is alright. It uses many of the themes of the movies, and while they are not great that's not really this game's fault. It mixes the existing themes with original music for a more fitting soundtrack. And the pleasing LEGO sound effects are still there, so it does have a nice sound department.