It’s time for some baddie-bashing, smart one-liners and wrecking cities. Lego Marvel’s Avengers is going to take you for a crazy rollercoaster ride.
Simple game play with puzzles to solve has been the theme of Lego games ever since they made their debut a decade ago with Lego Star Wars. The successful formula is now showing its age, but that doesn’t mean Lego’s new title Marvel’s Avengers is a jaded game. Far from it actually!
This new title is based on the two Avengers movies with some inputs from the Captain America, Iron Man 3 and Thor movies. If you thought just with that too many things are happening in the game, then there is more to come, as you can discover around 100 characters in this game. But honestly, after you’ve unlocked a few players, you realise that most have the same moves.
Lego continues with drop in/drop out two-player support option, where two more players fight their way through a non-stop wave of bad guys and at the same time, keep solving puzzles. As Lego games are predominantly for children, the puzzles are simple and won’t take too much of your time. Each character also has their unique trade like Tony Stark can fix broken machines. Marvel’s Avengers also gets a new buddy option where the heroes can use their powers together. Like Thor strikes Captain America’s shield with his hammer which creates thundering shock waves. Apart from this Lego has stuck to its simple combat moves — one button for attack and other one for special move.
Apart from the main campaign, Marvel’s Avengers also has mini games like Hulk v Hulkbuster. To make things more interesting and fun, Tony Stark can switch to different Iron Man suits. These options give a sort of relief from usual straightforward routine of beating up the bad guys and saving the Earth from total domination.
When it comes to cinematic visuals, Lego has got it spot on. The game is like watching a movie. The Lego plastic figures and backgrounds have never looked so realistic. A lot of this is also because of sweeping camera movements and slow-mo shots. The game developers have also tried very hard to make the dialogues funny. Even in serious life threatening situations, there are some genuinely witty one liners. They will actually tickle you, but with the lines picked up from the movies, they don’t really gel with the game and get lost in translation.
Marvel’s Avengers is an involving game for both family and solo gamers. The cinematic visuals and graphics are the best in a Lego game. The gameplay remains the same, therefore it becomes quite predictable. Don’t get us wrong, it is still enjoyable but Lego needs to change its gameplay and strategy for its next series of games. The game developers have also improved open world gameplay. If you are a Lego games fan then go for it, otherwise you won’t lose any sleep if you give it a miss.