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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Game Review

November 14, 2017

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Game Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Nov 14, 2017
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 brings back some of our favorite heroes to the world of LEGO. Check out our thoughts on the latest game over at Kidzworld.

By: Max Cannon

LEGO games are typically as interesting as the source material they're based on and with LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 you'll notice that things are nearly identical to how they were in the original back in 2013. This sequel may bring more of the same but the quality feels stronger than ever, the roster of characters more diverse, and the visuals surprisingly impressive. While it's just a touch better than the last entry, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 manages to become one of the best entries in the LEGO series by simply delivering an upgraded version of exactly what you'd expect.

MedusaMedusaCourtesy of Warner Bros. Interactive

Kang Vs. The Avengers

After a skirmish with The Guardians of the Galaxy, Kang the Conqueror makes his way to Earth to challenge The Avengers and imprison Manhattan. While the story is pretty straightforward, the game's characters and dialogue are more interesting than usual and that's more than likely due to the massive roster of heroes you'll see in the game. Spider-Man, Captain America, Ms. Marvel, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Doctor Strange, and Star-Lord are just the first few names of playable characters to come to my mind and each character's personality shines through. The snarky jokes of Spider-Man are even funnier when Ms. Marvel's perky attitude gets thrown into the mix.

Official Kang The Conqueror Trailer

Of course, the first game had a ton of Marvel characters but this new one uses Kang's devious time traveling to bring even more varied characters and locations to the game. You'll spend a good chunk of the game in the wintery Manhattan/Chronopolis overworld but journeying across time and space to an Egyptian or Medieval setting gives some noticeable variety to the universe. The diverse settings keep things just as fresh and the characters. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is dripping with personality. The game's visuals also lend to the charm so that plastic of LEGO has a more realistic shine and certain grounds look even more realistic... or as much as something LEGO can.

Captain Avalon briefly takes the place of Captain America during the story.Captain Avalon briefly takes the place of Captain America during the story.Courtesy of Warner Bros. Interactive

Our Powers Combined

That aforementioned personality we saw in the characters extends to the gameplay as well as the visuals. Each character has a unique finishing move by pressing circle that gives a little flair when fighting enemies, a small touch that adds up. But every character moves around so differently that you'll often have an option for how you'll move around. Taking to the skies as Iron Man or Star-Lord is always a fun option but any chance to swing as Spider-Man or Spider-Gwen is always welcomed. When it comes to solving puzzles, you'll switch between characters like you'd do in any LEGO game but the giant groups of characters you'll bring to a mission means that you may not be doing the same move over and over. 

You'll see a lot of deep cuts from the Marvel universe including Agent Venom.You'll see a lot of deep cuts from the Marvel universe including Agent Venom.Courtesy of Warner Bros. Interactive

The noticeable problems with the gameplay come from that mobility. Exploring the worlds can often be deceiving because of the copious amount of invisible walls. One of the earliest missions of the game slowed me down drastically because I found the Guardians of the Galaxy accidentally glitched behind an invisible wall and I ran into this walls into more levels than the first one. When it comes to flying around, the right stick controls the camera as well as altitude so you're going to be looking up as you go up and down if you go down, making air combat a little obnoxious. Of course, the rest of the game is simply so fun to play that these problems are all easily forgivable.

Blade makes a cameo in the LEGO Marvel universe.Blade makes a cameo in the LEGO Marvel universe.Courtesy of Warner Bros. Interactive

Final Thoughts

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is a blast but that's because I already love the Marvel universe. Seeing so many of these characters together and having it all feel organic works well, even with it set in a LEGO world. If you like the standard, simple, LEGO puzzles and platforming from before you'll like it here and if you also love Marvel than this should be an easy purchase.

Lady SpiderLady SpiderCourtesy of Warner Bros. Interactive

Pros

  • Lots of characters
  • Great visuals

Cons

  • Iffy flying controls
  • Simple story 

Arizona AnnieArizona AnnieCourtesy of Warner Bros. Interactive

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Game Rating:4

Available for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Box ArtLEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Box ArtCourtesy of Warner Bros. Interactive
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