LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, epic adventure and sequel to the smash hit, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. This original branching storyline, co-written by award-winning comics writer Kurt Busiek, transports players into a cosmic battle across a myriad of Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible Open Hub World of Chronopolis. Packed with signature LEGO humor for fans of all ages, gamers will go head-to-head with the time-travelling Kang the Conqueror in this fun-filled journey spanning the Marvel Universe.
I’m going to try to be objective here but being honest with you I love the Lego games. And being a Marvel fan the Lego Marvel games are great. I know these are supposed to be in the adventure action category but I almost feel like it’s got a puzzle element to them as well. Playing through a level and completing it is one thing but it’s going back after you’ve unlocked other characters needed to access other element and secrets. That in turn allows you to unlock more character, secrets, power-up, art work, and much more. The game has you having to defeat Kang the Conqueror as he begins taking trophies of different cities throughout time. So you have to grab you favorite hero and put a stop to him. So here’s where the catch come in as you navigate through time controlling different alternate versions of established heroes who may have a different look due to the time placement. A knight Captain America called Captain Avalon or the Spider-Man 2099 version.
Game control still has that kind of very loose feel to it but one that you get over pretty quick. As always I prefer the ranged characters to the melee ones but with teams consisting of 3+ characters you usually have the character you need to get past most obstacles. I love ranged characters because that allows you to destroy the most object to get those studs to unlock skills and secrets. There is one elephant in the room as the voices are not the same actors from the first game. Now I don’t want to lessen the new voice actor’s work but it is just there and you know it’s not the original team. I hoping that things return with the next installment. This also effects the comedy element which is one of my favorite things about this series. It’s not highbrow humor and it just feels off somehow.
Overall this is a great game to share with your friends and family. Playing with your favorite characters, unlocking puzzles, or trying to find every Stan Lee in the game it’s just fun. By the way that voice did not change. Though this is yet another entry in this genre it doesn’t feel unoriginal or rehashed. The fun is still there and worth playing through several times.