Jan 6, 2014I honestly hope this game is better on the consoles. Lego, when it aint broke, don't fix it. They did exactly the opposite. What I loved about the previous lego games (aside from Lego Batman 2) The game was the same on DS and the consoles, they didn't dumb it down at all. Well they did this time. Free roam? No. Not only do you not get to explore New York City's Marvel twin, but you don't get to explore anywhere. This game can still be fun though and is a time wasster, but it is very flawed. If you were planning to buy the 3DS version, don't. I'm sure the PS3 and XBox 360 versions are much better.… Expand
Nov 16, 2013Yes, the handheld version for this game has a completely different feel from the console version, its for the better. The console version is a mediocre puzzle experience with tons of characters that you might not care about. The 3DS version has less characters, but the same amount of stages, but to a lesser extent. The first thing i want to talk about is the sound, one of the first things you notice about it, and its terrible. It literally sounds like the sounds were ripped from a regular DS game. One thing that the "universe in peril" version does that the console version does not, is that it displays missions for you when the level is loading, and you can pause the game to see how to do those missions. Each level is short, depending on how you play it. But it is significantly shorter than the console version. One gameplay mechanic they removed in the handheld version, is the ability to jump. That means you will not be facing any asinine platforming mechanics. Another thing they added in the handheld is when you die.... you actually die. Not exploding into studs and re-spawning, actually dying. So you could say its harder than the handheld version, but its a lot better. If you want to try this game, there is a free demo on the 3DS e-shop, wiiU, PS3, PC, gameboy advances, apple 1s, cardboard boxes, and every other platform to exist.… Expand
Dec 27, 2013I'm a big fan of the LEGO games and Marvel so I was very excited to play the crossover game of the two. The game play, is awesome without a doubt, being able to unlock heroes and villains (a huge win for a Loki fan-girl like me) and exploring more then just the Avengers. There's plenty of levels and the in-level challenges we see in many LEGO games aren't lacking in number. The only issues I see, though, is the voice actors aren't the same as the movie actors, the voices sounding like bad impressions throughout (with some exceptions, but it's to the ears of the beholder) and the cut-scenes are blurry. There isn't a straight-up tutorial, but with over 150 characters each with different abilities and weapons i can see why but there isn't a pop-up screen to show you controls. You figure it out as you go (I still can't figure out how to block...). Overall, I love the game despite it's minor setbacks and it grasps the humor of the Marvel world.… Expand
Jan 8, 2014If you love Lego games avoid this at all costs!
Travellers Tales have taken the great Lego formula and completely broken it, out go the big levels, multiple character switching and the ability to jump in comes instant death and the frustration of playing levels over and over.
Having lots of re-doing levels (instant death or to re-collect gold bricks) and lots of shoddy cut scenes has been added to counteract the lack of real in game content and try and make the game seem longer than it is.
I think Travellers Tales thought this game would sell on the LEGO Marvel Superheroes name and quality of past games, so didn't need to put in any real effort.
A boring and poor addition to the LEGO stable of games.
Try one of the older Lego games instead and save yourself some money.… Expand