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GF Rating
7.3

7710 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

Fun, but becomes a chore

posted by Masque (BRONX, NY) Feb 19, 2009

Member since Jan 2009

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I don't enjoy having to go back and find things in games because I COULD NOT get it the first time around and that was what I did not like about this game.

But the game itself was a lot of fun, the story line was originally entertaining and playing as the bad guys with all their powers and unique move-sets was very satisfying.

Unfortunately character create is too limited in weapon choices and you can't formally choose your attacks

I still find it to be worth the rent though

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Holy building blocks, Batman!

posted by Droppo (MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA) Sep 23, 2008

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Member since Dec 2006

13 out of 15 gamers (87%) found this review helpful

Lego is back again with a tried and true formula for fun. Like with Indiana Jones or Star Wars, if you like one you'll probably like them all. They are fun, silly, and actually make you think sometimes about how to solve their puzzles.

The new thing that the Batman version adds that is lots of fun is different suits that you can put on Batman or Robin. Batman's glider suit is awesome fun! I would probably like to just have it on all the time, but sometimes other suits are needed to solve certain puzzles. He also has a demolition suit for setting bombs, and Robin has a magnetic suit that lets him walk up some of the game's metal surfaces.

The cutesy style seems like it would appeal to kids, but I think it would be a bit difficult if they are too young. There is some accuracy necessary in jumping and a good bit of exploration and experimentation needed to solve some of the puzzles. Still, the game is very forgiving and if you die, you just lose some studs and keep going.

There seems to be a little bit of all the Batman versions included in the making of this game. There are characters that look like they are based on the old campy 60's Batman, but Batman himself is a little darker and more serious (for a Lego guy). But the style of some of the vehicles reminds me of the Micheal Keeton Batman movies. Titles and bits of menu spiral towards you when appearing on screen the way the words Pow! or Socko! might have appeared in the old TV series. There is a lot of charm and character in every aspect of the game, and you can tell that the creators had a lot of love in their hearts for the subject matter.

The formula for these games obviously works. Anything that has a huge fan base could easily be fair game for future Lego releases. Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, or other comic book characters besides Batman would all make great new Lego worlds to explore.

I hope they continue this formula for fun with a new game every year or two.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Love these family games!

posted by 21slipknot (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) Jul 22, 2009

Member since Jul 2009

7 out of 8 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

I bought Lego Indiana Jones and Lego Star Wars (complete saga) and went ahead and bought Lego Batman from gamefly! these games are so much fun to play with the family! Graphics are good but simple... and even when you play the story levels, you want to go back and play the 'freeplay' level! Non stop fun!

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