Marvel is, in my opinion, the best Lego release to date, but I'd probably buy whichever franchise interests you the most.
Oh btw, I've played all of them except for Harry Potter 5-7, the new Hobbit one and the Nintendo exclusive Lego City.
I agree on the franchise point. Each new game seems to have some incremental polish and/or added features, but the core gameplay is always the same simple, repetitive "punch stuff, switch between characters to solve rudimentary puzzles, collect stuff" over and over again. The recent 5/10 GameSpot review of Lego The Hobbit summed it up pretty well, stating that (as always) there is a whole crapload of stuff to see and do and collect, and it's all charming as hell. But stripped of your fondness for a given license and appreciation of its in-jokes and allusions, none of the mechanics are all that fun.
That all sounds super negative, and it kind of is, but I still enjoyed the hell out of the Lego games I've played and I'll probably play another if the right franchise gets used.
I can't believe I'm the first person to recommend Left 4 Dead. You can play the campaigns in L4D2, but the handling is not as tight, the guns take up more screen space, there are too many hordes and it's not as balanced. I almost always choose the L4D2 campaigns when I play L4D2.
You're not the first person to recommend it. Well, I guess technically you may have been the first person to recommend Left 4 Dead 1, but whatever.
Is this the obvious conclusion, or am I on the fringe for thinking that maybe they actually DID go with the "using The Streak to elevate a younger guy", just indirectly? Keep in mind, I'm new to this stuff (and also haven't actually watched RAW or Smackdown, just perused the recaps), but it seems like they're using Heyman to funnel some of that prestige to Cesaro. In hindsight, that would make a lot of sense, because Cesaro gets the boost of getting picked by "the manager of the guy that broke the streak" without taking the heat of being "that giant baby-looking motherfucker that beat up an old man".
But again, maybe this is all super duper obvious if you actually watch the shows or know any background information.
Like many people, I feel, I thought the Vita was completely doomed. But I'll be darned, it seems that Sony has managed to (mostly) pull that thing around. Although this could also be a misconception, too.