A very fun game when I didn't think it would be. I figured it got good reviews and the gameplay looked good so I would give it a try for $5. I have put a lot of time into it now and always am having fun. It can be very cryptic at times during a stage until you get the hang of what the game wants you to do exactly, which for a Lego game shouldn't be so difficult to figure out basic things to advance a level. I have put a bunch of time into going around the city and unlocking new guys and replaying stages on free play to unlock the level secrets. One big problem with the game that I did not figure out until I googled it was how to switch characters while in the city. After coming out of a mission it locks you into two characters and you can't hold Y to switch. Until I researched it, I had no idea that I was supposed to first go to a blue vehicle/character machine to set the game to after you switch that way to then allow you to switch simply by holding Y. It makes no sense and should not be that way. There are a ton of characters to unlock, 100 total I think, a lot I've never even heard of. I just use Hulk and Human Torch most of the time because Hulk can run faster than any other character and can smash up levels and enemies much quicker, and the Human Torch is the easiest go-to flying character on the screen when I can't remember exactly who can fly and who can't. I just unlocked my favorite Marvel guy of all time, Magneto, and thankfully he is fun to play as. The game also has my four other favorites as well; Juggernaut, Carnage, Venom, and of course Hulk. Yay!
Only Marvel super fans will want to sit and unlock all 100 chars, although needless to say, there is so much to do in this game that I have almost 30 hours in and still haven't unlocked all the characters. I haven't even finished story mode yet because I have spent so much time running around the city and unlocking things.
The combat, sound, music, effects, story, script, and graphics are all fitting of a Lego game. It looks and performs very smoothly. The only real major complaint I have with the game is that the flying controls for some characters suck bad. I know exactly how the flying controls work, they just simply suck ♥♥♥. The characters that don't control well are the ones who have the ability to fly fast, which so far have been Thor, Human Torch, Iron Man, and Wizard. So it's only true for a few characters, but still annoying since it is the fastest way in the game to get around.
Of all the more challenging action and permadeath games I play, this is a nice casual game I can just relax and play without worrying about dying. Probably the most fun casual action game I've ever played. Worth it on sale but also at regular price if it is $20 or less.
9/10 very good relaxing fun