Review: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS4)
Welcome to the PlayStation 4 review of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. In my PlayStation 3 review I go into detail about all the different aspects of the game which you should read ahead of this review if you haven’t already played the game. This review is all about the difference (if any) in this next generation version.
My main concern with the game was the pop-in when you in New York City. It wasn’t very good and it shouldn’t have been that prevalent on the PS3. But for it to be just as bad on the PS4 just beggars belief. It goes to show no effort was made in this port to take advantage of the new hardware. That trend continues as the only new function is pressing down on the DualShock 4’s touch pad to open up the mini map and dragging your finger around to move the map. It’s so pointless it wouldn’t have been worth the small amount of time to code it in and something that the Wii U’s GamePad has a good advantage over the PS4 and Xbox One. There is one concession, the juddering framerate when flying NYC seems to have been fixed.
In terms of other spit and polish, there’s no improvements that I could see. To be fair the art style of the game doesn’t make it easier to see the difference (if there is indeed any) unlike other games like Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts. But then that exacerbates my annoyance with the pop-in as the PS4 hardware must barely be working compared to what it would take to run a game like of Killzone: Shadow Fall built specifically for the next gen. the likes of Killzone: Shadow Fall.
At least you have got remote play on the PlayStation Vita. In the exact same way the Wii U GamePad works, this allows you to play the game anywhere in your home. So no more does bath time interrupt playing home console games, you can hop in the bath and continue the campaign. Just don’t drop it in the water!
To sum up
Looking at the popular online retailers the PlayStation 4 version is up for at least £10 more than the PS3 version (at the time of writing). To me that’s really bad as there is no justification for doing that when there is not a single new feature or improvement anywhere. I’m going to have to score this one point lower than the PS3 version as this version is a lazy port that’s cheeky enough to ask for a greater amount of money. However please don’t let that detract from what a fun game LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is.
Version reviewed: PlayStation 4
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is out now Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PC, PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS.