The gameplay is similar to that of previous Lego titles, such as Lego Batman or Lego Lord of the Rings, so you can relax and know that you or the kids are not going to have a difficult time getting use to the controls. There are over 150 playable characters from the Marvel universe, each with their own unique abilities. The best for me so far is being able to fly with a number of characters, such as Iron Man, Thor and the Human Torch.
Because of the immense number of playable characters you will visit some fantastic locations, such as the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, an open world New York City, Asgard, Dr. Doom’s Latveria, a HYDRA base and the X-Mansion.
If you are a big fan of the Marvel movies then you will fall in love with the game’s plot. In the beginning it almost feel like an Avenger 2 movie with obvious references to Nick Fury ordering some Shawarma and Clark Gregg lending his voice for Agent Coulson. Then Spider Man enters the action, followed by the Fantastic Four and lastly the X-Men. The basic outline of the story is that the Silver Surfer is shot down out the sky by Dr. Doom, thereby shattering his surf board into pieces of cosmic bricks that scatter across Earth. Dr. Doom and Loki form an alliance with many other Marvel villains in order to create the “Doom Ray of Doom”. Cue S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury to call upon the Marvel heroes to find the cosmic bricks before they fall into the wrong hands.
Elizabeth and I have nearly finished the story, which is the first time we have completed a game together. I’m so happy that the missus purchased it for me and it just goes to show that an adult gamer doesn’t need FIFA or Call of Duty to have a good time on their home console. Hopefully there is a sequel out in the near future. Please note though that the versions for the PS Vita and 3DS are completely different to the console game.