posted by Megamandan (LITTLE ROCK, AR) Jul 14, 2012
Member since Dec 2010
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
It's too bad the cut scenes are the best part of this game. It gets old real fast. It is also a shame that everytime you start it up, it takes a long time to get back to where you want to continue from. Start at batcave, drive to area, get to save point and then you can pick up where you left off.
Traveller's Tales seems to be getting worse with age & experience. Lego games used to be fun but are now exercises in glitches and poor game design.
Lego Batman 2: DC Heroes is no exception.
1) Camera: I thought we solved this one back in the days of Super Mario 64? Why do game designers continue to fail on the camera? This leads to horrendous gameplay and controlling snafus.
2) Flying: This is just plain awful in the outer "world" of Gotham. For a game that features flying it is inexcusable. Whether you fly using the characters or a vehicle it is just unintuitive and frustrating. Luckily, the challenges are so ridiculously easy, it does not affect your completion percentage. However, it seems as if the designers knew it was awful and just threw us a bone rather than fixing the problem.
3) Glitches: It gets awful annoying having the game lock up every 30 minutes. The newer save features help a little, but some of the levels are so long that it still makes you just scream when you have to reboot. Hey design team....could you perhaps test drive these games before putting them on the market? This would be the 4th TT Lego game in a row that has these problems.
4) Controls: Frighteningly insensitive in the most crucial moments. You can hop around all day long with great control until the game requires you to have pinpoint precision. Then it seems as if Batman is drunk and can't walk a straight line. No rhyme or reason...just stupidity.
Save your money, rent this one or pass on it altogether. I am certainly dumber for having played this game to completion.