I’ve been waiting to get my hands on a Lego X Box game for such a long time. Ever since I played the Indiana Jones game I needed to see if all Lego games were as amazing and as well put together as that one. When I first mentioned to people that I was getting Lego Heroes, one person suggested against buying it; he said it was really disappointing and that i’d get bored of it really quickly. I have to say, that really was not the case. In fact, this is one of the best games I have ever had the privilege to play. EVER. The references to the films are brilliant, the comedic bits that are placed in almost all of it to keep up the ‘fun’ element of the game are very well done and most definitely do not get boring, and the actual game-play is so much better than I was expecting. I knew it was going to be awesome, and so the fact that it was better than I was expecting is really something.
I absolutely have an obsession with the Marvel films; I’m not and have never really been too interested in comic books (actually the only comic book I think I ever owned was The Simpsons) and so I was relying on this game to equal my love of the films, and boy has it delivered. My favourite character to control so far being of course Iron Man. I can’t explain it, I guess it might be the fact that all of the characters (because they’re Lego) come across as short and stubby and watching them move about is just hilarious.
There are a few minor things that I find slightly annoying however. I’m not a massive fan of the Fantastic Four franchise, it’s not as captivating as the Avengers or Spiderman or The X Men. This isn’t really an issue but when you have to mess around figuring out where Mr Fantastics limbs are going to end up or when you’re trying frantically to control The Human Torch as he flies around following the path of a bee that was there earlier on in the day, it gets a little…tiresome to say the least.
Upsides occur whenever you get to control The Hulk or Captain America, or in fact anyone who isn’t part of the Fantastic Four; I even enjoyed being Hawkeye, and that’s a big deal for me because i’m not a huge fan to be honest. But the comedy sketches his character has with Black Widow are just perfect.
The actual game-play is outstanding. When you here that a film is being made in to a Lego game you really have to wonder at first why they bothered. However, Lego games are so brilliantly created with creators going to such painstaking lengths to get every detail perfect that it’s hard not to love them. You might think that it was so well put together that you forget that the characters are Lego at all; not at all, it’s so obviously Lego throughout the game that it’s impossible to think anything else.
I really want to thank the creators of this game for putting so much effort in to every aspect of the experience. They really tried hard to put forward an outstanding piece of work and it paid off. I love it.
If you have the game i’d love to know what you think of it. You might agree with me, you might think i’m completely crazy for liking it so much. Let me know in the comments.