Teen Game Review: “Lego Marvel’s Avengers” Xbox One

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Since Lego Star Wars: The Video Game came out all the way back in 2005, I’ve been hooked to them all. I haven’t loved a game series more, nor will I ever most likely. There is just something about the way that Traveller’s Tales makes these games, they are absolutely memorable and so enjoyable. With that being said, now they’ve tied into, one of my favorite movie series’ out there in Marvel and not to mention, my FAVORITE group of super heroes in the Avengers. I think I’ve said “my favorite” too many times are ready. It’s not like a punch card where if I use a certain word or phrase, I get a free carton of milk or anything. Oh well. Lets combine my uh, lets just combine all the stuff I previously mentioned!

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For anyone who has played Lego games previously, you should be able to tell right away that it’s about the same type of style, but with Marvel characters. I’ve seen plenty of people over the years, kind of complain about the little to no differences in these games, but hey, to me for sure, there’s no way any of these games could ever bore me. Tried and true, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. When I first started playing Lego games, obviously, I was still quite young, and I adored them. It’s a great feeling you get from playing them, a childish innocence almost where, you don’t have to concern yourself about much at all, or anything for that matter, all you have to do is play with some Legos, and kick butt. From the moment you start the game up, you have the feeling ALL the way until you turn the game off. I cannot describe how it is entirely unless you understand it, or once you play it.

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I’ve always loved the animations they give the characters, and this game is no slouch there. All of the high-flying acts such as Iron-Man, Vision or Thor, to the ground game specialists like Hulk, Captain America and even Winter Soldier, there are a TON of choices here with over 100, yes, 100. I haven’t been able to get to all of them yet still. With a really nice nod towards Stan Lee, well, Stan Lee in the game, has almost every ability imaginable (minus flying, of course) and more. He can do just about anything and is for me the useful character, although you do have to go through 35 missions, deemed “Stan Lee in Peril,” which could be tedious. It’s well worth it in the end however. All of the vehicles, and all of the characters that I have mentioned, AND all of the 100+ characters, I love them all. It’s great actually to learn about a character in the Marvel universe you didn’t already know. For instance, I barely knew anything about Bengal, but after playing the game (and obviously looking up details because I like knowing details), I know what he’s all about.

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To all that haven’t played a Lego game before, it has a drop-in/drop-out two-player mode, which is you can bring anyone else over to your house, or for that matter, anyone else over to your other controller, and they can join in and help whenever you so desire. Sometimes it’s MUCH better to have some help. I will also say, it’s a little more fun also. I personally had to play with another person for a long time, as I found it much more enjoyable, thus making it a better experience. The open world aspect of the entire game, especially after you are done with the main story-esque mode, is something I have to mention. The attention to detail in, even the smallest things, is and are phenomenal.

As a big fan of all of this stuff, I would have to say you’ve got to try it out. All in all, it’s one of the better family games to date, anyone can pick it up and play it at, relatively any time they want to. A lot of laughs, a lot of smiles and a lot of great memories from the Lego games, and I hope that is the same for you.

Clayton Crooks III

Clayton Crooks III (aka Ghost) is a regular contributor to the game section of Dis411. He enjoys watching his favorite teams (Lakers, Steelers, Pirates, Penguins and TN Volunteers), playing video games, traveling to Walt Disney World and playing with his two cats: Cassie and Sylvester.

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