Thursday, 5 July 2012

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes - Warner Brothers Interactive

Release Date: 22/06/12


LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is an Action-Adventure game set within the Batman universe, and filled with LEGO versions of heroes and villains from the Batman comic series, working together/against those from the Justice League comic series. The game is a standalone follow-up to 2008's Lego Batman, and features a wealth of heroes and villains, an engrossing storyline, in-game dialogue, classic LEGO video game play that includes a co-op support, family-friendly action and in-game gadgets, vehicles and super hero abilities.

Join Forces to Save Gotham from Enemies United Against It

In Lego Batman 2: DC Super Hereos, calamity strikes as the Joker forms an alliance with Lex Luthor. The result is a uniting of the world's greatest villains from across the DC Comics universe, hell bent on tearing down Gotham City, brick by brick. Thankfully Batman and Robin are able to form their own unit for good with members of the Justice League. Additional heroes available in the game include Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and many more. The game contains light-hearted content featuring Batman flavored action, mixed with classic LEGO block gameplay. Players utilise a variety of vehicles including the Batmobile and Batwing, and must master a range of gadgets in order to triumph. True to the beloved LEGO video game play, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Hereos contains contains both single player and co-op gameplay options.
Key Game Features

The Melding of Video Game and Toy Lines - LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes complements the brand new, recently released LEGO Super Heroes: DC Universe toy collection. The line includes five construction sets, such as The Batcave and three buildable, detailed action figures.
Heroes and Villains Galore - The Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin join other famous super heroes from the DC Universe including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to save Gotham City from destruction at the hands of the notorious villains Lex Luthor and the Joker. Batman fans of all ages will enjoy a new and original story filled with classic LEGO video game action and humor as players fight to put the villains back behind bars.
Classic LEGO Video Game Co-op Play - LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes builds upon the action and cooperative gameplay experience established in the best-selling LEGO video game to date
Lighthearted Action - The game further extends and combines both the Batman and LEGO video game experiences to create very fun gameplay.
Exciting Vehicles and Gadgets - Explore all new areas of Gotham City utilizing a variety of vehicles including the Batmobile and Batwing. In addition, players are able to fight for justice by mastering new gadgets and suits, such as Batman's Power Suit and Robins' Hazard Cannon, and using all-new abilities including Superman's flight, super-breath and heat vision abilities.
Discover a new storyline that introduces a massive Gotham City hub full of fun exploration, collection and vehicles.
Traverse Gotham City’s open realm by walking, flying or unlocking and controlling a variety of cool vehicles including the Batmobile, Batwing and Batboat.


If there’s one thing that can be said of the Lego series of Games for the Xbox, its that they’re a lot of clean fun, you solve puzzles, smash a few things up and rebuild your environment to get the most from the game. It’s quirky, has a lot of separate area’s for a variety of characters (including a few that can only be accessed by some of your purchased ones) and all in, it gives the reader a lot of fun whether they run around the city in the old 60’s Batman style or drive like a maniac knocking streetlights and other obstacles apart.

Add to this 70 characters to pick up, a whole host of challenges to get gold bricks and of course mayhem all round and it was a huge load of fun. I also loved the moving capes as the characters flew or jumped. The only thing that niggled me personally was the vocal additions for the characters, I loved the more slapstick humour of the earlier games and whilst the vocal talent was solid and worked well (including the greatly talented Clancy Brown), I did wonder whether this was the right way for the franchise to go.

All in, I’ve had a great many hours of play already and will continue to have quite a few more as I keep finding Gold Bricks as well as hoping to complete the various vehicles per level alongside obtaining all the characters. It’s value for money, great fun all round and a game that you can play with youngsters in the room without worrying that they’ll see something that they shouldn’t and as such, it’s a great game alongside leveller for gamers of all ages. Great fun.

1 comment:

Steve J McHugh said...

I was really looking forward to playing this, but as the Vita version is just a port of the unimpressive 3DS one it'll have to be on the big screen. Shame though, as this sort of game is tailor made for playing on the move.