link LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Review

The LEGO series, developed by TT Games and published by Warner Brothers, has tackled previous film adaptations such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Batman, and my personal favorite Indiana Jones.

The developer’s latest iteration, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, showcases scenes from the previous two Avengers films as well as three other films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This isn’t the first time Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, and others have been featured in a LEGO video game, but it is the first time they have carried their own release.

In general the LEGO franchise is made to be accessible to younger players. Jokes in the various games tend to feature visuals gags like a group of chickens playing poker or actual “fish in a barrel.” Making a video game accessible doesn’t mean it can’t be a fun experience, it just needs to have a level of depth to make it rewarding. LEGO Avengers is overflowing with childish fun, but the game itself needs an injection of depth and challenge to raise it up out of the categorization of ‘children’s game’ and into the space of being a rich and engaging adventure game.

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