posted by GameMonkey27 (SAINT LOUIS, MO) Oct 13, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
Let's be honest. Lego games tend to suck. They are usually full of glitches, repetitive gameplay and story that borrow heavily from and lampoon classic tales. But that all changes with Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes
Graphics 7: They did a good job of making their characters look like real plastic. The textures and reflections are great coming off the tiny plastic models. And the overworld and levels are great to just look at, due to the amount of detail put in. But the game is glitchy. There were numerous camera problems and moments where i was unable to see my character. My biggest problem was when the game glitched out and restarted the same level i had just completed. The graphics are great, but the glitches aren't.
Gameplay 7: Yes, it is repetitive, but nothing so dull that it makes you want get up and leave. Plus, the flying, while the controls are spotty, is pretty fun. The overowrld of the entire city of Gotham is very fun to explore, with all the mini-boss fights and cameos to be had here. And with the addition of all new suits and abilities, coming from the Justice League Characters, the gameplay is repetitive and simple, but never tedious or boring.
Sound 10: This brings us to the very best part of the game. The voice-acting is tons of fun to listen to, we get to listen to the classic music of the 70s superman film and the 80s batman film, and the humor is spot on. I loved the way they portrayed superman as a pompous jerk (i can do anything!) and batman as the brooding polar opposite (I don't do television). They had me chuckling throughout.
Story 8: LBM2 told an original and entertaining story. It goes that Lex Luthor is upstaged by Bruce Wayne at the Man of the Year awards, so he teams up with Joker to destroy Gotham City and its proud son with his new weapon, the deconstructor. This leads up to a huge, multilevel fight against a giant robot that involves the entire JL.
In short this was a problematic, but fun experience, and u should give it a lo
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On to the review of the game - If you've played any of the other recent LEGO games, you've basically played this. Same type of formula - Collect studs, Red Bricks, Collector Set Pieces, Unlock New Characters with new powers so you can unlock further things, yadda yadda. You know the drill - BUT this time there's an actual storyline with spoken dialogue and not only is it a decent story, but pretty funny at times also. If you're a DC Comics fan, you'll get the most out of the title because some of the characters are pretty obscure, but all around it's a good time so even you don't know who "Hush" or "Man-Bat" are, you'll still enjoy the story overall.
Final Word - LEGO's are great. Batman is great. Give this game a play if you're in the mood for some Super hero LEGO action.