In LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, the main villain is Kang the Conqueror, who wreaks havoc through time travel. Superheroes from different eras try to stop him, but it's not an easy task, because the enemy has supervillains to help and every now and then he ends up in a different place. The fun is based on the same ideas that we have seen in other LEGO games created by Traveller's Tales. So it is a three-dimensional platformer with lots of characters with unique abilities.
During the gameplay in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, we direct, among others, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, Doctor Strange, Green Goblin or Black Panther. We fight the enemies we meet and solve simple puzzles using the powers of individual heroes. In pursuit of Kang the Conqueror, we go to e.g. to Ancient Egypt, the Wild West, Planet Hulk and even New York in 2099.
The first Lego Marvel Super Heroes was great, including because, unlike Lego Marvel Avengers, which tried to summarize the six films in a non-chronological sequence, it told a completely new story. It's similar in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, so we have the first plus at the start. The whole action of the new game revolves around the evil actions of Kang, who creates Chronopolis - a land connecting several universes from different eras and dimensions. This is, of course, a great excuse to present over 200 heroes known from Marvel movies and comics, who can go crazy in various scenery.
In LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, it starts inconspicuously, but over time we will visit locations in futuristic New York, the Wild West or medieval England. The variety of the environment is a big advantage of Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, as is the list of superheroes involved in the new adventures. There are over two hundred Legomen to unlock and we have a huge cross-section of characters here - from obvious choices like Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Thor or Spider-Man taken straight from this year's movies, to such niche heroes as Black Knight, Klaw or Koi Afraid.
As usual, unlocking all the characters in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 involves performing side quests, so lovers of squeezing the last juices must expect long hours spent in front of the screen. In addition, you can also create your own hero from previously acquired bricks, so if you dream of Spider-Man shooting fireballs or other fancy hybrid, you can build it yourself in this game.
CPU: Intel Core i3-3240, AMD Athlon X4 740
RAM: 4 GB
GPU: GeForce GTX 460 (1024 MB), Intel Iris Pro 5200 (shared), Radeon HD 5850 (1024 MB)
OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10 x86 and x64
HDD: 16 GB
In terms of gameplay, not much has changed here since Lego Marvel Super Heroes (and many earlier/later installments of the series). So we have a number of missions ahead of us that combine elements of a simple arcade game and one-button bashing. As usual, the game is best played in a duo, although the whole thing can be completed without any problems in the company of virtual companions, switching between heroes from time to time. This is necessary because each character has unique skills that are used to overcome individual obstacles or solve simple puzzles. Traditionally, you should also remember about the need to destroy suspicious objects in order to build the necessary device (elevator, lever, pump, etc.) from the scattered bricks.