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POSTED 27/2/16


LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS

TT Games/WB Games



Thankfully the Avengers aren’t sick and tired of assembling, because they’re back – and being LEGO, some assembly is required.

LEGO Marvel Avengers, the troupe’s second foray into blocky gamingness, grabs six movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe – The Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World - disassembles them, chucks the blocks into a boxy thing then makes something new and quite wonderful from them. So it adheres to the very spirit of LEGO.

It also plunders most audio from those actual movies, with extra bits provided by the likes of (pissweak spoiler alert) Lou Ferrigno, the original Hulk.

As fans will be more than well aware, this Marvel Cinematic Universe is a really, really big place. Add locations from the comics and various TV series and it becomes mindbogglingly humongous. How humongous? Over 200 characters – with varying abilities, natch - humongous, that’s how humongous. Humongous, humongous, humongous!

Ahem.

New York City is the main joint that you’ll play around in, but you can variously nick off to other relevant places as diverse as the Hellicarrier, Thor’s stomping ground Asgard and, presumably for a spot of relaxation, Malibu (say hi to Stacey for us, won’t you?)

If you’ve played any other LEGO game then you’ll feel at home. Occasional wilfully obscure puzzles still pop up and you’ll sometimes feel lost, but when that ‘A-ha!’ moment comes you’ll be down with it – and unable to get ‘Take On Me’ out of your head for weeks.

Bulging with the often genre-pisstaking LEGO game humour that fans know and love, Marvel purists may baulk at this, but phooey to them for being so po-faced.

LEGO Marvel Avengers is another ace blocky adventure, addictive enough that you’ll be playing ’til your thumbs are Thor...

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