Originally Posted by nrfuller
It does kinda suck that it's not the full console version, especially since Lego Star Wars has proven that a full version can definitely be done on a portable device.
Having said that, for 5 bucks, this looks like a pretty decent purchase. It's a hell of a lot cheaper than the actual vita game, which is currently selling for 30 bucks on amazon, so that's nice. I plan to buy it and hope for the best (5 dollars worth of enjoyment). At the very least I'll be (sort of) helping send a message to the powers that be that the demand for lego games on ios is definitely out there. Who knows- the sale of this game may encourage future, complete releases of lego games on ios. In the meantime- I'm guessing this game will be a fine way to murder time.
You mean the star wars game that was a port of a gamecube title? The platform is at the ps2/xbox/gamecube stage, anything past that isn't happening at this point. At least not from what I'm seeing on the app store. I'm surprised more people haven't realized this yet, you won't see proper ports of anything that is console capable (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii) until most likely next year.
As far as people not liking this compared to Lego Batman, or Lego LOTR on iOS, the gameplay is different in a sense that those games focused on puzzles which required swapping of characters for different abilities, and building switches. From what I have played so far, this game focuses on action and situations that require swapping of team abilities. The controls are a lot more precise compared to the other Lego games I've played on the app store (larger D-pad) and the framerate and animations are crisp. Also trying to figure out how to accomplish the different achievements in each stage is a puzzle in itself, and I am having a blast with this. I was hooked on Lego Batman DC for the past week, but I'll take Marvel characters over DC any day. Music, sound are both top notch, and they streamlined all the cutscenes finally - no more waiting to get back in, you can skip right away with a tap (no more pinching to skip).
Oh and @jmasin, there are alternate areas, which I figured out once I learned how to use the hero second ability. I went back through stage 1 and 2 and found other areas I could get to using Ironman's flying ability. Which means you can complete levels going straight through, but using certain abilities will allow you different outcomes.