Some shots of my Winter Lego Holiday Village for 2013.
Picked up Lego Marvel Super Heroes for the Xbox 360 a few days ago and wanted to share some thoughts.
If you played any of the other Lego games you pretty much know what to expect with Lego Marvel Super Heroes. The only other Lego games that I have played are the Star Wars games and Lego City Undercover on the Wii U.
Graphics in Lego Marvel are like that of Lego City Undercover. Graphics appear similar on Wii U, Xbox 360, and PS3 versions of Lego Marvel Super Heroes. Not really sure if it is worth waiting for this one on a next gen console.
Two player mode is super fun. The split screen gameplay is a little annoying at first, but you get used to it after a bit of game time. You can also change it from dynamic to set vertical. A nice little note I found after I bought the Xbox version was that in the Wii U version of Lego Marvel Super Heroes you don’t have to do split screen. You can have player one on the main screen and player two on the Wii U Gamepad. I wish I had known that before I got the Xbox version.
The characters act much like you think your Marvel heroes would act when thrown into the Lego world. The all can hit, some have projectile weapons, some can fly. Gameplay consists of smashing things, collecting coins, building things out of Lego, and looking for hidden objects. Controls are simple and the game reminds you what to do in game as you need it with a button flash on screen or a hint via text. My wife has picked it up a few times to play along with me and my daughter also likes watching as we play.
Playable character vids by Shockblastmedia:
The story is pretty simple, but it isn’t really aimed at somebody wanting a deep story. I’m not going to spoil anything here, but our heroes are looking for cosmic bricks and so are the villains. You jump from New York and the Shield helicarrier to different locations looking for the cosmic bricks. You pick up new characters along the way.
There is some replay ability built in each level as some of the levels secrets can only be unlocked by using specific characters which get unlocked later in the game.
I am still playing my way through the game and having a blast. As you may be able to tell I love lego and video games. This fits the bill and fills the need for a family friendly and wife friendly game.
First hour of gameplay vid:
Lego Universe closed down a while back, but we may still get a new Lego MMO in the future. It looks pretty good sort of a mix between Lego City for the Wii U and Diablo. I enjoyed Lego City on the Wii U and I am a fan of MMO’s so I might give it a try should it come out.
I am not really into the Lego Architects series, but the new Sydney Opera House looks amazing.