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Our house has a slight obsession with Lego. Thankfully we have children so it makes our obsession a little more acceptable! My husband and I grew up with comics and with the new Avengers and other such movies it's reignited our love of everything SUPER.
I was going for wife of the year award at Christmas and bought my husband the Playstation 4. A couple months go by and Lego Marvel Super Heroes for the PS4 comes out. My youngest begged for a couple days and I finally gave in. It was a bit expensive but currently you can get it from Amazon for just under £30. Also if you have a different console don't worry as it comes in various forms. Wife of the year present has now turned into a family present.
The game follows the numerous characters as they battle the baddies. There's over 100 characters to collect as you go along. At first you follow the story-line to finish levels but once you have completed a level you can later go back to it on free play. I think my favourite is free play because we now have a good number of characters so we've been going around making sure our collections are complete. From the streets of Manhattan to the S.H.I.E.L.D Hellicarrier there are fun activities, races and buildings to go into.
Each character has its own special powers and abilities that you learn along the way. They are very true the actual characters so easy to understand. When your character fights baddies you sometimes activate your super fight which is awesome. Hulk is by far the funniest ... he grabs hold of the baddies ankle and slams him to the ground from one side to another until broken. My son likes that Iron Man throws baddies head first into the ground and then shoots them in the backside.
As with other Lego games there are various studs and bricks to collect along your travels through the game. There are also hidden Stan Lee characters in each level to rescue. Finding him gives you a good collection of coins too. very much needed as my youngest keeps buying every new character as soon as we unlock them (drives me a bit crazy). I have found myself playing when the kids aren't around just collecting as many coins as I can to feed his addiction!
The visual quality of the game is really good, the flow of the game play is fast and the comic scenes are quite funny. The whole family enjoys the game. The controls are easy to figure out. I thought potentially my 5 year old would have problems but he's pretty good. There's only one thing he can't seem to figure out and that's when Iron Man does a puzzle as it's sometimes a bit tricky to solve. He likes running around New York City doing tasks and beating up garbage cans (as you do).
Think my husband like the game just as much as the kids. Sounds funny but I love how true to Lego the characters and setting are. Looking at all the pieces you can easily see how they would have been put together using real Lego pieces. My son has the Lego Spiderman set which includes the Daily Bugle building and when he saw it in the game started going mad with excitement. It was bit for bit exactly the same so he was really pleased.
Only one downside for me and that is that there currently isn't an online play option. On one occasion I managed to get my character stuck. No matter what I did nothing worked. I dropped out and let my son play on which dragged my character into the next scene and I got to come back in at that point so problem solved.
Good game for the whole family and definitely recommended by my family.
(c) oioiyou 2014