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Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Review
Posted on September 04, 2012 by

Lego is like videogame bacon...it just makes things better.  The latest from Traveler's Tales returns to Gotham City for another round of fun-for-all action in Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.  As the name implies, the Dynamic Duo will be joined by fellow DC heroes in saving the day from the The Joker and LexLuthor.

Unlike previous Lego games, Lego Batman 2 is an open world game.  After playing through the initial story level, you will be presented with a large virtual Gotham City to explore.  Story missions can be finished at the player’s leisure and the welcome ability to have second players drop in and out is still there.

WORLD'S FINEST

Super Fun - Just like the other Lego games, the gameplay is pretty straightforward: you and a friend button-mash your way through bad guys, bosses and everything that isn’t nailed down, solve puzzles, collect a ton of studs and find hidden items.  There is no lives system or penalty for dying outside of losing some studs.  It’s silly Lego fun for everyone and the cutscenes are also pretty funny to watch.

Moving Movie Music - The music mainly consists of Danny Elfman’s orchestral score from the first Tim Burton Batman movie.  That in itself is pretty awesome, but once Superman enters the game, John Williams’ iconic Superman theme is added, making the soundtrack twice as excellent.

Holy Voices, Batman! - Also for the first time in a Lego game, the characters are fully voiced.  Clancy Brown reprises his role as Lex Luthor and while he is the only actor from the animated series and movies to appear in the game, the cast does a good joboverall.

Lots of Pieces to Find and Play With - As is often the case in Lego games, there are a host of things to unlock and find.  Gold bricks are used to build doors to unlock heroes, and red bricks enable powerups and game modifiers.  Defeating the many villains scattered about Gotham City makes them available for play.  Each story level has 10 hidden minikits, finding them all will unlock a new vehicle. 

Let’s Play, Old Chum - Lego Batman 2 is much more fun to play with a friend.  Quite a few of the puzzles require both players to perform an action, and it’s more fun to watch a friend bumble around instead of just swapping characters.


LEGO OF MY CAPE

Lost Blocks - The game offered very little direction, which is to be expected in a sandbox game, but at a few points I was REALLY lost as to what I should be doing to trigger the next story mission.  A dedicated map button would have helped, or maybe not, because of the:

Block-headed Camera - The camera does its best to keep track of both players and will even split the screen when both players get too far away from each other.  On occasion, though, the camera was almost at floor-level, making important things on the ground hard to find…like the trigger for the next story mission.





If you have enjoyed previous Lego games or if you’re a DC Comics fan, you will have a great time playing Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, especially if you have a second crime-fighter join you.  In addition to the story-based missions, the large open world gives you lots of stuff to see and do as you pursue the Joker and Lex Luthor.  A top-notch soundtrack and good voice acting maintain the high quality that the series has become known for.  If previous Lego games haven’t interested you, this one won’t change your mind, but those who haven’t tired of the formula yet will have a fun time in the many blocks of Gotham City.

*This review was based on the Xbox 360 version of the game with a review copy provided by the publisher.*

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