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GF Rating
7.6

2242 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

A good lego view of batman

posted by Endgamer77 (DEER RIVER, MN) Jun 1, 2009

Member since Jan 2009

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I was suprised at how good this was. one thing that helped was the need/ability to change suits for different powers to do different tasks. The game was fairly easy but still hard enough to make it fun. The bosses were easy but lego added tasks to the boss battles so the boss took a few minutes to beat. Like other lego games, theres a co op mode. Now for the bad which was minimal. If you dont do co op then the computer plays the other character. It usually isnt a problem but the computer got stuck several times and when in a fight, it almost never beats a opponent. the computer doesnt die but its still annoying. its good for a rent

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

I made a decoder ring out of LEGOs!

posted by JCDenton (FREEDOM, NH) Sep 28, 2008

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Member since Mar 2006

12 out of 13 gamers (92%) found this review helpful

If you've played LEGO Star Wars or LEGO Indiana Jones, you'll already be familiar with LEGO Batman, the latest brick-themed action game from Traveller's Tales.
Throughout the game, you play as Batman and Robin, tracking down escaped convicts from Arkham Asylum who have gone on a crime spree. More well-known villains such as Joker, Riddler and Penguin are aided by less known gems like Killer Croc and Mad Hatter.
The gameplay is pretty similar to other LEGO games. You collect studs, smash random objects and build things that help you progress through each level. Occasionally, you'll run into a bunch of goons, who are dispatched with simplistic fighting (keep hitting that Z button). There are also a few vehicle levels, which have you shooting everything made of LEGO bricks and driving like a madman. And that's fun.
A new game mechanic for the series are the interchangeable suits. Find a suit change location and you'll unlock special abilities you'll need to collect objects or progress. Batman has a demolition suit for blowing up shiny objects, Robin has a dive suit and magnet suit to access new areas, etc. Another cool game mechanic is the Batarang, used to hit multiple targets that are out of reach.
There's quite a bit of game here. Batman will traverse 15 levels to catch all the criminals, and you'll have to run free play to get all the goodies. But that's only half the game. In a stroke of brilliance, you can access Arkham Asylum and play 15 more missions taking the same story from the villains perspective. Throwing heavy objects around as Clayface or using Riddler's mind-control ability really adds to the game.
If you just want to run through the game, it might not take you very long. But getting 100% will eat up a fair amount of time. It's not hard and it's pretty repetitious, but it's still fun to play and quick enough to hold your interest. Take a trip to the Batcave, you might want to check this one out.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

"LEGO Batman": Another LEGO Hit

posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Sep 26, 2008

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Member since Jan 2008

8 out of 9 gamers (89%) found this review helpful

LEGO Batman is almost identical to LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Indiana Jones.
You guide your avatars through a course, building things, making jumps, and using that character's special abilities (or costumes) to solve puzzles. There are many collectibles along the way and several places that can be reached when you play that level a second time in Free Play Mode.
But one difference between this game and Star Wars/Indiana Jones is there are levels made for the bad guys. But it's not a big difference; you go about the same jumps/solve problems/collect items/get to the end of the course that you did when you controlled the heroes.
But this game is nowhere near as dull as I'm making it to be; the cut scenes are great (as always with Traveler's Tales), the story is interesting, it feels really good to be the villains, the controls work very well and there's a lot of levels to get through. Oh, and the game is a lot of fun to play.
Unfortunately, there are a few flaws here. The fighting isn't as exciting; you just punch your way through the bad guys. The camera can make spotting important items hard. And some puzzles are very tough; you can get stuck really easy.
Despite that, LEGO Batman is another hit in the LEGO universe. I wonder who's next for the LEGO treatment.

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