This game is very entertaining. Even though the story is very cookie cutter I found myself enjoying the entire game. What I liked the most about the game is that you play as caped crusader for one half of the game and then you get to go and play all the villains that you just sent back to the insane asylum. The villain boards that you finish set up the batman boards that you previously did. The only gripe I have about the game is that there is no online co-op. All games that come out for the Xbox 360 should have some sort of online feature to them period.
I don't know what's so appealing about playing Lego games vs using 'real' characters, but it works, especially in batman. The gameplay is great and the co-op lets me play with my girlfriend (she is still hurting with the two joysticks thing). The graphics are very nice and the puzzles are pretty cool too. Sometimes it can get annoying and I just want to destroy stuff...but many times that part of the puzzle!! LOL. My only complaint is that robin gets the lame upgrades like magnet boots (ooohh) and some costume that sucks up lego pieces (watch out now!!), while batman gets a hover suit and demolition suit!!! They both get more upgrades but they all follow the same vein. Nonetheless, this game was pretty nice to play and plenty of chapters so you won't be bored