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Lego Marvel Avengers assemble!

The game is the same story as the latest movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron .  

Everybody’s favourite toy company has transcended from their usual wares to include fun tie-ups with Marvel, DC, Disney, Star Wars and other franchises. What you didn’t know is that Lego whips all these franchises into a really good video game. Now one of the biggest blockbusters Avengers gets the brick treatment in the form of Lego Marvel’s Avengers.

What is it about?

The game is essentially the same story as the latest movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron . You play through the movie with expanded scenarios to fight enemies. This includes all the key movie sequences like the Hulk vs HulkBuster Iron Man.

You also get to play several sequences from the earlier Avengers movies. Plus, these are interspersed with funny interludes, often of the slapstick kind, offering a lighter take on the franchise. The game has made use of the actors voice work directly from the movies, which is fine, except it seems like the developers ripped them right off the DVD, with background sound and all.

Then they went right ahead and sprinkled it across the game, sometimes at random moments that feel out of place.

The best part of the game is you get to play as all the regular Avengers, a supergroup comprising Iron Man slash Tony Stark, Thor, Hulk the green giant, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. They're joined by newcomers The Vision, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. In addition, there are characters from the first movie and the other single Avenger movies, television shows also make a comeback, like Agent Coulson, Loki, Winter Soldier, Falcon and more. There’s also upcoming future Avengers like Ant-Man and variations of characters from the movies and even Iron Man’s armour variants.

How does it play?

Think of Marvel Avengers as a fun beat ‘em up. A game where you have to play out various scenarios by tag teaming against hordes of enemies. While the action bits are fun -- especially playing as The Hulk -- the game is supplemented with a puzzle element, where you have to use the Avengers powers to pass stages.

When you pummel an enemy or destroy a few of the background stuff, everything gets broken into their component blocks which you need to collect. As a result, there's a lot happening on the screen at all times. It becomes difficult to figure out what to do sometimes, as it takes a while to spot and understand the cues prompting you to build something.

Things get easier and a lot more fun if you have a second player to take control of the other character with you.

The best part though of the game are the unlocks. You can unlock and play as over 200 characters, many of which are a first in the series. You can play as all of them, even the lesser known ones like Skaar and Ronan the Accuser and fun ones like Stan Lee, Stan Buster and Iron Stan. Sure the selection may not include the X-Men and other characters in the Lego Marvel Superheroes, but it’s still an impressive roster. By far, it’s one of the best reasons to play the game.

Should you get the game?

Yes. The fun of Lego with Avengers will be great for you or your kid to enjoy, together. It isn’t the best in the Lego series, but it’s got a lot of superheroes to unlock.

Especially, if you’re a big fan of Marvel’s line-up of bad guys spanning the entire Avengers universe across TV and the Iron Man, Captain America movies.





Lego Marvel’s Avengers

Platform: Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Developer: TT Games

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive

Rs 2,499 and below




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