LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2 is out for PC, Xbox One and PS4! Heike and I had the honor and joy to translate the whole thing into German, and let me tell you: We had a lot of fun. Seriously, I sat there, concentrating and all work-like, to then honestly lol out of the blue, because a great joke caught me off-guard.
The basic premise is hilarious: Supervillain steals a few dimensions and connects them to a super-city under his evil rule. All through the game, you have cultures clash, New Yorkers checking out medieval England, knights visiting ancient Egypt, vikings in the future … Add to that an extreme roster of 200 characters (including some very very obscure ones!), great jokes that don’t treat you like a kid, bizarre and funny situations and mesh-ups – if you want it super crazy, check out the GwenPool parts. Yes, GwenPool, a character that is basically an internet meme rather than an actual Marvel character, plays a major role here. Her missions are really absurd. NDA-wise I don’t feel good about giving too many examples myself, but I can quote Kotaku: “Another has Howard the Duck and Forbush Man breaking into a comic book convention to debut the video game they’ve developed.” Yes. WTF and glorious. And if you think this is a kiddy game, watch the game go on about NDAs, pitching a game, patching, DLC etc.
I would love to add more of my favorites, but a quick google search tells me how superficially those reviewers dash through their games, because most of the best parts have not been commented on yet. So I wont spoil them here. 🙂
Yes, it’s also a LEGO® game, so I think you know whether you will like gameplay and mechanics. Some people do, some don’t. But I can heartily recommend the writing 😀 We really fought to make the German version as funny as the original, and the German reviews so far seem to notice.
Thanks to Synthesis, Roland Austinat, Traveller’s Tales and Warner Bros.