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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, WiiU, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer: TT Games
Release Date: Oct. 22, 2013 (US), Nov. 15, 2013 (EU)

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10. 'LEGO Marvel Super Heroes' (3DS/NDS/WiiU/PSV/PS3/X360/PC)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2013 @ 12:30 a.m. PST

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes offers an original storyline in which Nick Fury calls upon Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, Wolverine and other heroes spanning the Marvel Universe to save Earth from such threats as the vengeance of Loki and the hunger of Galactus, Devourer of the Worlds.

Jason Grant: Thanks to a highly successful movie series, Marvel's super heroes are currently a huge hit with mainstream non-comic-reading audiences —of which I'm admittedly a part of. However, my love of cartoons and fighting games means my own Marvel fandom is long-standing and runs deep. As such, I can't wait to dig into this new LEGO-fied version with a bunch of friends on a couch.

Rhi "StormyDawn" Hale: The LEGO games are very good at taking some of my favorite franchises and turning them into lighthearted romps through the plastic wilderness. That's certainly not a bad thing. Sometimes I want to enjoy the Batman universe, for instance, without all the angst and brooding. LEGO: Marvel Superheroes promises more of the same, and really, that's all I can ask for.

Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen: LEGO games have been a variable bunch for the last few entries. The magic of building and interaction may have hit its peak in the LEGO Harry Potter games, while the introduction of voicing may have dragged down LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. However, if the LEGO company gets a license, there's a good chance it's going to get Traveler's Tales to make a game for it, and if nothing else, LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes should be one of the best kid-targeted games of this year. (If it does well, maybe LEGO: Marvel vs. DC will be next. You know you want it.)

Adam Pavlacka: Traveler's Tales has made quite the name for itself with the LEGO franchise and shows no signs of letting up. While there is the risk of oversaturation (look at the rhythm/music genre), the developer has managed to make enough incremental improvements with each release to keep fans coming back for more. We're expecting LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes to have an open world format, like LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and LEGO: The Lord of the Rings. Mix in a plot that centers on Nick Fury and involves all of the Avengers, and you have a recipe for success, especially if the game samples voices from the movies. With that said, if the game doesn't have a playable Agent Coulson minifig, there will be hell to pay.


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