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This review is from: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
I can only echo previous reviewers in confirming that the drawbacks of this product BY FAR outweigh any positive aspects it may have.
First, the setup: Unlike most other games, inserting the product DVD that you have purchased does not actually allow you to install the game. It simply forces you to a website where you must create an account with something called 'Steam'. This process failed, and so it took 30 minutes of web searching to find out how to rescue a failed account setup process.
Second, the installation of the game: Next, you would expect the DVD to actually install the game, but no. Your steam account now DOWNLOADS the game from the Steam website. In our case this took 2-3 hours over a pretty fast broadband connection. Bear in mind too, that this was Christmas Day, with an excited 7-year old constantly asking: 'Can I play it yet?'
Finally, with the game installed, you find that it does not work with gamepad/joystick controllers -- again, another web search reveals this to be a common frustration. Apparently you can download emulator programs, or other software to solve the problem, but again, bear in mind this is a game aimed at kids 7 and upwards. So the only alternative is to have a couple of kids jostling for position, side by side while they bash hell out of specific keys on your laptop. No thanks.
So, unless you are a PC wizard, who knows exactly which additional bits of freeware will make this work, and unless you want to be handcuffed before you can use a piece of software you have legitimately purchased, and unless you want to spend 3-4 hours of a Christmas Day/birthday/weekend/evening trying to get this thing to work, avoid it like the plague.
I had been impressed with previous Lego titles, admittedly for the Wii, but since my child has now graduated to a PC, I thought a game from the same range would be a good starter for him as a PC user. But no.
Sadly, you cannot return PC games once they have been opened, but ours is going straight back onto Amazon marketplace, and we'll be avoiding any games linked to 'Steam' in the future.