When I was a wee one I loved playing with LEGO. It was beyond fabulous. I would just sit there for hours with my brothers giant can of little colorful blocks and build things, make up stories and do my best avoiding accidentally stepping on one. LEGO is by far one of my favorite toys, I played with it back then and I certainly play with it now.
When LEGO came up with the idea to start video games, I was a skeptic. I didn’t see how it would work, or why they think it would sell. “LEGO is blocks. You stack them. How can they make it a game?” I said.
Well, I just finished beating LEGO Marvel Super Heroes…and it was incredible. I couldn’t believe how well LEGO has done, the game was a stroke of genius.
1. The game play was fun, each character had their own powers and had a role to play. Sometimes I would get stuck, but it always ended up being the simplest solution that was the right one. I embarrassed myself more times then once trying to move on in a level. But hey, it was fun.
2. Its hilarious. Seriously, the game made me cramp up laughing a number of times. For example, big bad Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D was a little LEGO glutton in the game…every scene he was eating something. I realize I don’t make it seem as funny on this post as it was in the game…so you’re going to have to trust me.
3. Everything in the game is LEGO and watching things being built is just memorizing. It was so cool to watch Tony Stark’s jet get tossed together with all those real life LEGO pieces you remember from your childhood. This game clearly had a huge amount of time invested into it.
4. They have games for everything I love. LEGO Star Wars, Harry Potter, Superheros, Batman, The Hobbit. They just take all the Nerd things i love and make them into my favorite childhood toy. It doesn’t get any better then that.
5. Its a great multilayer game. My friend and I beat the game within a couple days and had fun every moment of it. Because it’s LEGO the pressures off, it doesn’t feel stressful so you don’t end up bickering with your partner over who’s fault it is you died.
Overall, I love LEGO and they continue to impress me with their brilliance.