Lego Marvel Avengers is the second Lego Marvel game in the series, developed by TT Games and published by Warner Brothers, releasing on PS4, PS3, PS Vita, 3DS, Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and of course, Steam in January 2016.
As with all Lego games, you are going to get stellar gameplay. Run around whacking enemies using your super heroes special power, be it Hulk’s strength or Captain America’s shield, you will get to play as your favourite heroes in style here. I am about three levels into the game thus far and have had a good range of different puzzles and action to take part in. Your inner Lego builder will absolutely love smashing all of the scenery and objects to get that magic 100% brick mark on every level too.
I am playing the game on 4k and the game looks exactly the same as the rest of the series. You can drop it down to lower resolutions but you will lose the crispness of the models and textures. As with the rest of the series, all of the animations are absolutely flawless. Unlike the previous Marvel game in the series, Marven Avengers uses original voice acting that is pulled straight from the six films this game is based off. There are also a couple of lines from a few characters that have been specially recorded just for the purpose of this game.
The story of the game is based off The Avengers, Avengers Age of Ultron, Captain America, Iron Man 3, Thor: Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Meaning you are going to get an absolutely stunning plot. I am like a little kid again following this story as I haven’t seen a few of the films; I am looking forward to seeing how it all plays out.
Don’t expect to get a massive challenge in this game, dying doesn’t really come with any penalty, and the puzzles can normally be figured out pretty quickly. That doesn’t take away any of the fun though, you will find yourself spending hours just running around in awe at the structures and objects in this game that are made out of Legos! Level design is always the Lego games stronger points, with sooooo many collectibles, and hundreds of side missions to feast on.
There is also a lot of replay ability in this game, you will need to go back and replay levels if you want to unlock everything, as some parts of the stage will require a certain hero which you may not have unlocked yet. This is one of my favourite things to do once I finish the main story as you get to replay old content while still being rewarded.
As said above, I am running on 4k with the texture quality set to high and I am getting a silky smooth 60 fps. I have suffered from one freeze in game play that lasted about five seconds, not sure what will have caused this so I am going to assume it is a one off. The game plays perfectly with a game pad and I would recommend you do to. The ease of a second player dropping in and out of gameplay is again a major strong point making couch co-op relevant.
Even though I am only about an hour and a half into this game, I can easily highly recommend Lego: Marvel Avengers as a brilliant game. I love the Lego series, and this game is going to probably be one of its most popular releases. The game’s retail price on Steam is £24,99, I would say that is a fair price, but you can find it a lot cheaper elsewhere and Lego games do go on sale fairly regularly, so you may want to bear that in mind.