What is it?
The newest entry to the, already huge, Lego game collection brings all your favourite Marvel heroes together to face off against the evil Kang. With appearances from the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and everyone else in between, this is a classic Lego game with all the humour, puzzles and silliness expected.
Is it any good?
I’ve not played a bad Lego game to date, but Marvel Superheroes 2 is a culmination of all the good aspects across multiple games. In the past I’ve found that the large open hub areas were a bit much to manage, the space was huge and contained endless amounts of activities to complete. In this iteration we still see that same large hub but in a more manageable layout; each section is unique and gives the players different places to work on before moving to the next.
To add to that, we have a vast character list to choose from including all the best superheroes and maniacal villains. Seamlessly switching between these characters whilst in the open world is great; ever fancied stopping a robbery in Wakanda as Captain Marvel? Well now you can.
Along with the variety of characters, each level has a great deal of variety to it as well. The puzzles are fun and quirky, making you think outside of the box, whilst the dialog and storyline keeps you hooked. For these reasons I keep returning to past levels and making sure I find all the collectibles.
Anything bad to report?
I miss the simpler Lego games, the original Lego Star Wars game for example. In each level all you had to do was achieve True Jedi (by collecting enough studs) and find all 10 minikits. Completing these gave you gold bricks which you could then use to build structures in the main hub. Now they’ve added in comic book covers and rescuing Stan Lee, whilst this might not seem much, it all adds up. Couple this with the hundreds of gold brick puzzles scattered around the hub, it starts to become unmanageable.
Should you buy it?
Yes. Lego games are great, they always are. It doesn’t matter how old you are, I guarantee you’ll still laugh and you’ll still get stuck on some of the puzzles. And if you’re a perfectionist then there’s plenty of post-story content and trophies to keep you occupied.