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First Impressions: Lego Marvel Superheroes 2

by on June 13, 2017
 

Admittedly, I am a huge fan of Lego Marvel Superheroes.  This is the number one game that my boys and I play at my home.  We have spent countless hours unlocking characters, finding gold bricks, and traveling Manhattan and causing mayhem.  I knew that I had to get my hands on the sequel, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2, so I ran to the booth first thing Tuesday morning.

The demo featured everyone’s favorite superheroes, the Guardians of the Galaxy.  At the beginning, you can play as Starlord, Gamora, and Drax while flying in the Milano.  You had your typical puzzles in the demo – busting things apart and building things to get you to different parts of the ship.  One new feature had Starlord throw a gravity mine to solve a puzzle.  The clue to throw it was a white light and an outline of the mine.  I’m curious if this is something that will be featured throughout the game and require you to throw special items that only come from a specific character.  As a father of young kids, I know they would appreciate that kind of indicator to help with puzzles.

Eventually, you get into a huge battle with a gigantic Celestial.  The Celestial was brought in by the main antagonist, Kang.  For those of you who don’t know, Kang is a major baddie in the Marvel Universe and always messes with time.  You see this aspect of the character in effect as time loops effect the flow of the game.  This caused things to break or rebuild.  After a time loop, there was a new puzzle to figure out that helped you to destroy the Celestial.  The combat is similar to recent entries in the Lego franchise.  You can do super moves with partner by pressing a specific button command.  There were plenty of enemies to defeat, all from various time periods.  This game will utilize many heroes and their counterparts from various dimensions, and I couldn’t be more excited for that!

I need to address my favorite part of the demo.  When I held O, Starlord put on headphones and listened to Redbone’s “Come and Get Your Love.”  And he wasn’t just listening to it – he was dancing while you moved!  Every step was to the beat of the song and his dance moves were fantastic.  You can even fire your gun, but of course, he does it in rhythm with the song.  Remember the opening to the original movie?  Imagine that, but in Lego form.

I honestly can’t wait for the full game to release November 14th.  There will be more info on characters that will appear in the game, and I’m sure we will get one or two more trailers before release.  We will bring you more info as it becomes available.  But in the meantime, I encourage you to watch the live presentation from E3 this morning.  The team gives great details on the new hub of the game, Chronopolis, and shows off more footage of the game!

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