The world is in peril! Loki is a jerk! Thanos got stiffed at Wal-Mart and is now preparing to use the Infinity Gauntlet to rearrange reality into the mother of all customer complaints! Buddy, you need some heroes to help save the day. You need…The Avengers. Not those handsome, flawless movie versions though. I’m talking about the real heroes of the day. I’m talking about dealing evil a four-stud brick of justice to the ass! I’m talking the Lego Marvel Avengers!
The usual gang is all here in Lego Marvel Avengers: Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Iron Man and Thor. There’ll most likely be a ton more characters like in other Lego video games, with the exact same gameplay in action that every single other game in the franchise has offered so far. Hell, I’m not expecting much more than a re-skin of Lego Marvel Superheroes here. The thing is, I fall for it each and every time. Every single year. Several times in one year in fact, based on how ubiquitous the franchise has become across multiple pop culture properties.
And that’s because the games aren’t meant for adults. They’re squarely aimed at children, and if I know one thing about children, it’s that they’re incredibly stupid rage and poop machines who love these games. Kids are suckers for these games, so repeating the same gameplay with a new coat of paint works on them. It also shuts the little bastards up, and allows me to chat with Tiffany on the phone about how Chad is such a jerk. AHW MAH GAWD.
In all honesty though, the reason why I do keep coming back to these games, is because the developers somehow manage to fit a on of fan service and Easter eggs into each and every single one. Seriously, Lego Batman 3 packed in more references to the Batman mythology than all the Arkham games combined. And I kind of dig that.
Lego Marvel Avengers will hit PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, Windows PC, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS later this year.
Last Updated: June 10, 2015