First off, did you know that LEGO is celebrating its 80th birthday this year? Have you ever wondered where LEGO's came from and how they got so popular today? If you've got a few minutes, check out this cool history on a great company.
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.
TT has done nothing but create LEGO games for the past decade it feels like. It's good to see them mixing up the same formula from time to time. DC Super Heroes is what you'd expect in any LEGO game in terms of gameplay, but adds a large open world HUB like that of a condensed GTA game.
Like Harry Potter had the school and Indy had a library as sort of home base, Batman 2 has Gotham. You can drive vehicles, unlock new areas/characters/levels/etc., kill enemies, get tons of studs, and so on. You could technically just wonder aimlessly here forever if you wanted, but you'll want to complete the actual campaign.
The graphics are updated and gameplay seems pretty smooth. The puzzles are plentiful, but my constant complaint of not knowing what to do or where to go at times is still here. At one point I wondered the city for an hour, only to realize I was supposed to go to a certain color light in the sky to find my objective. Nowhere during a wasted hour did it say anything about where to go or what my actual campaign objective was.
Playing with characters like Superman is just awesome, but a little unfair. Superman can blow out fires, use lazer eyes, can fly, and also has infinite health. He can't die. I loved seeing the Penguin, Joker, Lex Luther, and more nemesis to these super heroes, not just Batman's.
It will take 10 hours at least to get through the 15+campaign levels, and getting 100% completion is irrelevant. You'll need to stare at an online guide to find all the hidden secrets, collect all studs, and then replay every single level in free-play to get the secrets as a different character.
It's the same LEGO game you've played before but with a few additions. When are they going to add online play or other stud collecting/survival modes, or anything new? TT needs a break, go explore other designs.