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.
posted by 21slipknot (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) Jul 22, 2009
Member since Jul 2009
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!