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LEGO DC Super-Villains Review

While on paper the changes seem incremental - and if we’re being honest, they are - DC Super-Villains feels like a big step up and a welcome evolution. I’m certainly feeling better this go round than I was at the end of the last, and am even planning some trips back in to clean up and collect what’s left to find. Plus, they got Mark Hamill back for The Joker. That alone means it can’t be all bad.

LEGO DC Super-Villains Review

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Soundtrack aside, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is a comic fan's absolute delight. There is more then enough content and nods within the world and the roster to make the purchase worth it in my eyes. The formula itself may be old, but it never feels dated, and even though the new hub structure can be a bit intimidating and confusing at points, the structure is one that can be iterated off of. I say can be, like there's not going to continue to be a ton of LEGO games in our future. I'm so silly sometimes.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Lego Marvel Super Heroes

Lego Marvel Super Heroes may not only be the best Lego game, but one of the best super hero games. With an insanely large cast of characters and some of the funniest writing I’ve seen this year, Lego Marvel is incredibly entertaining and some of the most fun I’ve had with a game this year. I’ve never played a game that consistently made me feel good as I played it and never left me bored after the ten hour story. This is a game that I just want to keep diving into and absorb as much out of it as I can. I had a feeling I would enjoy this game, and maybe it just came at the right time of the year, but I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to. With an industry full of dark and brooding violent games, Lego Marvel Super Heroes is an amazing palette cleanser and an extremely fun time.

Lego Marvel Super Heroes

LEGO The Lord of the Rings

LEGO Lord of the Rings is easily one of my favorite LEGO games. I’m not sure if it’s just the source material or the fact that the game is actually really fun and evolves the LEGO franchise in significant ways, but this is definitely worth playing for any fan of the previous LEGO games or Lord of the Rings films. I can only hope that after all three Hobbit movies are out that we get a LEGO Lord of the Rings 2 based on those films because I don’t want this to be my last visit to LEGO Middle-Earth.

LEGO The Lord of the Rings

LEGO The Lord of the Rings

LEGO Lord of the Rings feels like a refinement of the last portable LEGO game attempt that still doesn’t meet the expectations of the device it’s being played on. As a 3DS game this would work fine but when you port it to the Vita you really expect more and Traveler’s Tales has really failed to deliver recently. I would say if you are looking for a LEGO game on the go then you should probably just keep waiting until they decide to put forth a real effort. If you still want to check this game out then I can only warn you by saying it’s only slightly better than their last attempt and can only hold up because of the source material.

LEGO The Lord of the Rings

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Lego Batman was a pretty great game and Lego Batman 2 really steps it up a notch. When each one of these games comes out I feel like they are always stepping with their best foot forward.

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

LEGO Star Wars

Lego Star Wars is, hands down, a very good game. It doesn’t have the depth as I would have hoped, but the experience is just one that you will always remember as being fun. If you’re a Star Wars fan and don’t mind being a kid again, then Lego Star Wars would be a great purchase for you.

LEGO Star Wars

LEGO Racers 2

The track design is excellent, the controls are good and the gameplay is what it should be. Gamers on a budget will be happy to know that Lego Racers 2 has an MSRP of only $39.99. Some retailers are charging even less! For that low price, only a fool would pass up the chance to get this game.

LEGO Racers 2