About This GameIt’s about TIME! Join your favorite Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities as they go head-to-head with the time-traveling Kang the Conqueror in the all-new, original adventure, LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2! Play as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Green Goblin and dozens of other Marvel Super Heroes and Villains in this cosmic battle across the time-tossed city of Chronopolis! Travel across lands — from Ancient Egypt to The Old West, Sakaar and New York City in 2099 — and transport objects or characters through the centuries! And, with new battle modes, friends and family can play against each other in a series of themed challenges and battle arenas!
- Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
- OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10 x64
- Processor: Intel Core i3-3240 (2 * 3400) or equivalent, AMD Athlon X4 740 (2 * 3200) or equivalent
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: GeForce GTX 460 (1024 MB), Intel Iris Pro 5200 (shared), Radeon HD 5850 (1024 MB)
- DirectX: Version 11
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Storage: 16 GB available space
I find my own opinion very divided on this game, so will try to summarise the Pros (+) and Cons (-)
+ Original plot-line is well written and keeps you interested throughout
+ Graphics are the best of any LEGO game yet
+ Excellent range of characters & vehicles available (the lack of X-Men / Fantastic 4 doesn’t bother me)
+ Good range of character skills you’ll use as you make your way through the story
+ World map free roam area is large and varied
+ Level design is mostly good, with each level being unique, i.e no two levels will feel ‘samey’
– Voice acting, and i don’t necessarily mean in the same way as some of the other reviewers have said. Yes it’s true, some of the voice acting is weak, but some of it is also very good. Kang, Ms Marvel, and Rocket Racoon all stand out in my mind as being some of the good ones. It’s not ‘all’ bad anyway. What i do take issue with, however is the production standard. Two characters can be having a conversation, and one voice is much louder than the other. In the current version of the game, this will happen in the very first level, and sets the tone for the rest of the game really.
– Instability. Oddly enough, this wouldn’t have been on the list when I first downloaded the game. When the game was first released, i clocked ~40 hours in without a single crash. Then they released a 3GB update (and didn’t even release any patch notes with it). Since this update, frequent, random crashes. Very frustrating. Still, i soldiered on to 100% which leads me to my next point…
– Gets stale for 100%. This game has introduced challenges in the open world. These challenges consist of ‘find all the x’, or ‘destroy all the x’ in chronopolis. The location of ‘x’ however, is not on the map, and with some of these you don’t even get a clue as to where they may be. I appreciate that they just wanted to add more for the player to do, but these challenges seem like an unnecessary and frankly uninteresting hurdle to achieve the fabled 100%, and I did not have fun doing these.
In summary, i personally didn’t enjoy this game anywhere near as much as the first. If I was to give this game a score out of 10, in it’s current state it’s a 6/10, therefore ‘just’ earning a recommended review. It’s still a recommended review as overall i still had enough fun from it to play for 60 hours, and it is, overall, a good game. You can tell the developers put a lot of effort in, it’s just a shame that the technical issues really take the ‘shine’ off it.
If they could just fix the ‘fixable’, such as crash issues and normalising the voice sound levels, then that would only leave the chronopolis challenges as my main criticism. This is minor compared to the others so would naturally lead to me increasing my score.
+A stupidly large open world for something like this.
+A ton of in-jokes and easter eggs.
+Extremely large roster.
+Visually amazing like subtle detail on the legos themselves.
-Glitches like indestructible bosses, AI bugging out, clipping issues.
-Awful AI, it’s somehow gotten worse over the years. Your followers will just stand there not doing anything while swarms of AI run towards you and only you, it’s always been the case in lego games but there are way more NPCs on screen at once that this is seriously problematic.
-Character selection is a nightmare, selecting a character and certain abilities are assigned to 1 button making Iron Man jump out of his suit or Ms. Marvel turning big etc instead of changing character, so for certain characters you need to press and hold the button while they do their powers THEN you can select who you want…
-Interaction/using stuff, sometimes you gotta press a button to pull things or throw an object or push a button, but again there’s just 1 button for that making you do the opposite of what you want.
-Combat isn’t good at all, just a button mash, you can’t lock onto characters or bosses, so during boss fights you’re swarmed with AI and hitting a boss is pure luck. For some reason you can damage your followers too.
-Armored enemies can go to hell, so can psychic enemies.
-Figuring out which power you should use for finding all the extras is very confusing as there is a ton of characters to choose from.
-No X-Men, no Deadpool, no Fantastic Four, mainly focuses on MCU property.
-Surprisingly short story, around 15 hours, the levels themselves are mainly just short puzzles to get to a boss that you hit a bunch, it could have been a lot better
Recommended on a heavy discount.
Though watch the children when they load up the game. My son has overwritten his progress.
Tears, tantrums and a life lesson on how to save your game has been taught at a young age!
If you’re familiar with the Lego games this very much the usual faire with the some of your Marvel favourites, to keep things new they include a host of B and C list characters, I’m a huge comic book fan and I still had to google more than a few !
Some great humour as usual and whoever suggested "Hey guys, we should make it so if you are near a Strong Wall or an Electric Panel and change characters, it should default to someone who can do it". Thank you, the Lego games have needed this for soooo long.
Would recommend as a nice fun family friendly game!
However, and this is important, this game is made by comic book nerds for comic book nerds. They have entire chapters dedicated to the weirdest parts of marvel- their wild west and mideval England comics, the Inhumans, all that stuff, then just randomly around the map is an unlockable assortment of marvel’s weirdest. They have Throgg, they have Ursa Major, they have Ms. Marvel, they have Gwenpool… It’s glorious.
The story focuses on weird characters too. You’ll have your standard popular movie character- usually Spider Man, Thor, or one of the guardians of the galaxy, then they’ll throw you something weird like Spider Man Noir or Sting Ray. It’s something only someone who’se wasted a significant portion of their lives can truly appreciate it… But I love it!
And the hub world! My gosh- They came up with a way to pretty much ignore reality in favor of smashing a ton of crazy settings together. Tired of snowed in and dreary Manhattan Noir, it’s okay! A couple steps north and you’re in ancient Egypt! Easy as that! West of there is the Wild West, and if you keep going, you’ll get to a destroyed Asgard.
So… Here’s the deal- if you’re looking for challenging and engaging gameplay, you won’t find it here, but if you’re looking for the most glorious fanfic ever invented, then buy away my friend. The great and mighty Throgg awaits!
(Throgg’s voice actor is terrible by the way. Constantly underwhelming.)
It’s absolutely riddled with bugs – endless loops when interacting with some panels, AI team members getting stuck behind corners, etc.
Some appallingly poor level design, featuring slow-as-mud underwater sections and certain types of armored henchmen that are apparently not possible to knock out. On a related note, some characters deal drastically higher or lower damage per second – not typically an issue in Lego games, but given the heavy use of boss battles, you may find Captain America taking a painfully long time to whittle down tougher opponents.
The game could have been terrific with some more attention, but given its age, the outstanding issues will never be fixed. I’d instead recommend the first LEGO Marvel game, or DC Super Villains, both of which really show Traveler’s Tales at their finest.
While being a complete product without any need to play the previous LEGO Marvel Superheroes AND LEGO Marvel Avengers, this one Does have references and will most likely appeal to the fans of both products. Also, the current roster is already a great fan service to the Geekish readers of comics (having read quite a few, I still might qualify to be a geek in that respect- nevertheless, I was personally pleased about the amount of Symbiotes they included in this game).
Sure, a lot of important characters, like X-Men have not been Included (possibly due to Licensing issues), however, that fact has been compensated by inclusion of alternate versions of our beloved Heroes and Villains.
The main Feature of the Game, in my opinion, was Freedom- including Free roaming the Multiversal city of Chronopolis, and the versatile mission selector – i.e. choice of which level to try next.
As with most LEGO Games, there’s tons of optional stuff, like collectibles (minikits), bonus missions (stop the Crime) and so on- all spread out in different universes , while placed in one City!
As far as the combat goes- well, the major problem is the increased tediousness of the Boss Fights, which need to take tons of damage from spammed attacks before the next cutscene plays and/or reward is given for their defeat. However, some may see it as improvement , while some may prefer an Old "style"- the UI has been "comicsinised" to reflect the feel of MARVEL classic comics Universe- now , instead of the Hearts, Bosses and Enemies will have Health bars, like in more Classic RPGs, while Roster now shows the whole strip with full hero, rather than traditional LEGO Games’ "Heads" of characters.
The Biggest issue at the moment with this (as with Many other newly released games)- is buginness. Not only the Game Lags awfully (I have WAY Over the Recommended requirements on my Machine atm), and some of the hints are simply….. well, NOT There, as in Empty , but some of the controls are displayed as "NO INPUT", while I clearly double checked all the mappings.
So, if you made it through the bunch of Worthle……I MEAN, Very important Info- congratulations- and it is now time to summarize cons and Pros of this product:
-Way toooo Buggy! framerate- wise AND glitch- Wise during the Game.
– Lack of some desirable X-Men characters and
-Fantastic Four characters (blame Fox, duh)
-Combat is a bit more tedious with bosses at times
– Not really a dissadvantage, but some people may prefer the "Old feel" of the LEGO Games’ UI
+ A Massive world that becomes available early (ish) on in the Game for you to explore fully
+ A huge roster choice, with various characters who have different powers, for various puzzle solving, also looking cool
+ The Free roam now has Underwater section Too! Like, WOW, this is Sea life in DirectX11! In LEGO!
+ An Improved character customizer in the Hub
+ Freedom of Actions in terms of Mission selection AS WELL As Explorations.
+ Fresh new animations , that build upon the Successful formula of Lego Marvel Superheroes and Avengers.
+New UI , that some people may(not) like- again, con OR Pro to the different people
+Psst…… Get Star Lord , and Hold SPECIAL button while standing still)) Enjoy.
How many hours does my hard-earned cash get me?
If you played the first game, you probably know that it easily gave you 40-100 hours worth of stuff to do. I’m happy to say that this game goves you 120-200 hours worth of stuff if you want to 100% the game. The game basically has twice the content of the first game.
How is the character roster?
Even though there are no X-Men or Fantastic 4, the roster is actually far better than any Marvel based Lego game before it (which had X-Men and F4, irony. The game is filled with characters mostly from from different eras of Marvel which makes sense since this is a time-travel/alternate universe themed game.
Each character is given their own unique trading card in the character selection screen. Trading cards explain their origin, a backstory, etc. It’s nice if you have any real interest in learning more about Marvel’s history. There are easily 250+ characters, the roster for this game is massive.
What is the open world hub like?
So there are 18 combined locations accessible in 1 huge open world. The game seemlessly combines and transitions into these by switching to different filters and music tracks. For example, when you spend time in Egypt, you’ll have middle eastern music and a cinematic look then if you go to Man-Thing’s Swamp, the game will switch to an 80’s screen-grain filter and campy horror movie music. It really changes the mood and atmosphere and everything is fitting.
Do I need to watch the Marvel movies/shows before playing the game?
No. The game’s story is original, and completely non-linear. However, the dlc story packs are "inspired" by the movies and shows so you may want to watch them before playing the dlc’s.
Wait… The storyline is non-linear?
Yes, you heard right. Not only is this because the open world is completely accessible from the start but also because there are different paths of story you can take and different stories for different groups of heroes.
How has combat/character interactivity changed?
While the combat still feels familiar, it’s also been refined a bit. Combat is a bit more technical this time around. Now you have co-op or tag/team moves, and some characters even have special little quirky interactions, for example, baby Groot can ride on Rocket’s shoulder and Rocket can ride on big Groot’s shoulder. So interactivity is no longer dull and lifeless but adds some believability and immersion to the experience.
Are the graphics improved?
Yes, as is expected. Not only because it’s a newer Lego game but because this is one of the first Lego games made with newer gen of hardware in mind. It’s a pretty huge deal and allows the devs to add more colors, textures, and everything else.
I’ve played some other Lego gamws before and had issues, is this one buggy?
You are not likely to run into any bugs/glitches or other issues if your system is up to date on everything. My specs are on my profile, I’m playing on my secondary pc and haven’t ran into any issues.
What of the multiplayer?
I’m glad you asked! Tt Games has put alot of effort into interjecting some new MP modes and fortunately, they’re not just gimmicks but make for their own party game. The new multiplayer portion was greatly inpsired by classic gem Powerstone 2. There are different modes but I’m not going to spoil what’s all there.
Full 4-player co-op or vs modes! In the vein of classic 90’s era party games. What could suit Lego multiplayer better?
TL/DR? Too Bad/Don’t Ask!!! The game is worth full price, your getting top quality content here.
As always, keep your system updated and Lego games will run smoothly for you.
Tons of critical bugs.
Developers, please, fix the ♥♥♥♥ING bugs. I completed half of the game and have four critcal bugs, which comlpetely ruined all my game on the level. Only way from this situation – full restart.
It is really crap – restarting the levels because of critical bugs.
10 bugs of 10.