Jun 21, 2012Despite feeling instantly familiar, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes isn't just more of the same. It improves the core gameplay of the series, adds new features and characters, offers a long, engaging and well-presented story and swaps the hub area for a visually rich and fun-packed Gotham City to explore. There are issues that need addressing in the open world, but this is still the best LEGO game in the franchise so far.
Jun 28, 2012If you're a fan of the LEGO titles, there's a lot to enjoy in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, and the new bits Traveller's Tales added -- when they work -- work wonderfully. When they don't, though, be prepared to buy a new controller as you hurl the one in your hands through the wall.
Jun 20, 2012LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes joins Lego HP 5-7 and Lego Star Wars II of my favourite games to play. It has introduced many new mechanics and first-timers to the LEGO Franchise (Most Notable the talking Minifigs and the Open World - Gotham City) While still maintaining the all age friendly gameplay. This game is great for anyone to play on their own, or even better with a friend. A nice distraction and/or alternative from the overwhelming violence that is seen in the majority of games nowadays. The talking Minifigs, to which I was initially unsure about, turns out to be a stand out for LEGO Batman 2. Each character is funny and memorable (And Clancy Browns reprisal as Lex Luthor is top-notch). The Open World Hub is easily the most satisfying gameplay of the game. With the highest amount of Gold Bricks ever: 250 (Surpassing HP 5-7 at 200), Citizens in Peril and 50 Classic DC characters to find and unlock (Not as many as 5-7, respectively, because of a smaller original cast), I will continue to play this game for many more weeks. Also, each main character has his/er own special atributes to give to the gameplay. I can't tell you how awesome it felt like to take off as Superman, head vertically upwards, and slowly hear the Superman Theme (John Williams) creep in through the speakers. I found very few flaws, and none of them took away from the overall effect of the game. Co-op makes a return and is better than ever before, the sleek dynamic split-screen system is back in the Story Missions, and allows for players to explore Gotham City to their hearts content. Parents, if you or your children like DC Comics, and love to have a good laugh, this game must be at he top of your list. A Simply Magnificent Game.… Expand
Jul 3, 2012This is not only a brilliant Lego game but also a brilliant superhero game. There is a massive variety in characters to choose from ranging from the different varieties of Batman to the invincible Martian Manhunter. The open world style gives the series a revamp and Gotham is incredibly fun to explore. Finally, the voices definitely add to the humour.… Expand
Aug 23, 2012First of all this game is meant for young children so obviously it's very easy(It's impossible to lose) and simplistic. However kids will love it and if you play with a child or younger sibling you may have fun too. The levels themselves are simplistic and i found i got burned out pretty quickly. The real charm in this game is the endless secrets and collectibles which require you to unlock more characters and go back to old levels. In lieu of small hubs in the previous games like the star wars cantina this game has full gotham city to explore, smash and rebuild. I'd say it's as close ot Grand Theft Lego as we're likely to get. You can fly around as superman, run at superspeed as flash or drive around in batman's many vehicles to find secrets and battle supervillians to unlock them for use. I guess they join the Suicide Squad? Speaking of comic references this game has them in spades. There are plenty of funny bits making fun of the batman mythology. The story is actually pretty funny as well. Lex Luthor and the Joker have a(i think) purposely ridiculous plot worthy of the legion of doom. Batman hates Superman and Robin idolizes him. The voices are decent but i was missing the cast from the cartoons. The soundtrack... meh. They had a nice version of the batman movie theme but they used it way too much. Also whenever you fly as Superman in Gotham it plays he john williams theme which sounds nice but it gets really annoying. The single huge issue i have with this game, besides being tedious which can be avoided by taking breaks is that the split screen is completley obnoxious. it jumps around seemingly at random. Sometimes your screen will be on the left even though you're all the way on the right... it's awful and hell on the eyes. But otherwise, it's a good game which kids will love and adults can enjoy.… Expand
Jun 19, 2012"Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes" a game produced by Tell Tale (The Walking Dead, Monkey Island, Fable) of the famous LEGO games franchise. The story of the game begins with the Man of the Year award, in Gotham City, where the 2 runner ups are Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor, and where Bruce will
receive the award - they are attacked by the Joker and other villains: from there, Bruce appears as Batman and begins the game - and there is already a hint of Lex Luthor will join Joker.
The Graphics are improved: the structures and Legos have their classic appearance, but with details of texture and reflections of things around them are very good, with the sensation are made of plastic. The game scenarios graphics are good, but are always more detailed in close up, and not so much in the distance, which become more blurred. Gotham City has the aspect of a dark city, always in night, with constant light effects.
Audio: the talking Legos are a nice change introduced, and I think that this gave the story and joke lines more interest. Almost everything in the CG are dubbed with original voices of actors from movies and cartoons, then obviously there is no complaints in that department, which is
impeccable. The voices appear in all segments that tell the story, ie, the CG, and some characters speak in stages.
The general feeling os the game is in a kind of funny tone (of course), and resemble a mixture of personalities from the Batman and Justice League animated series with the Batman movies of the 90s. The jokes are greatly improved with the use of dialogue. The songs used are the classic ones from the series and movies, with orchestral music as the theme of Batman and Superman.
The gameplay is what we see in recent Lego games (especially Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean) merged with what we saw the first Lego Batman: stages in closed scenarios where you can destroy structures for credits, and destroy other objects that help to beat the stage and bonus items, while other bonuses are only accessible afterwards, with other powers given by different characters or other clothing.
Of course as always we find the various collectibles that are part of all games (eg, gold bricks, vehicles, rescue). Moreover, we can play as in all other Lego games, in Coop, on the same console, which always is fun and convenient, since many stages require coordination of the 2 characters. Compared with other Lego games, the scenarios are more complex and full of things.
Among the story stages, that sometimes are very large (and high), we see stages of vehicles gameplay, where you drive one of them (or Superman) and must reach and knock down the targets, in action sequences. The narrative and stages are linear, but after beating the stage, you can use Free Roam in the Menus, to get the missing collectibles.
Although I do not tested the open world mode, with Superman, I've read that in this mode the Coop becomes Slit-screen due to the fact that the two characters you can not keep the same display because of the size of the map.
In general, I found this one of the best Legos games: sum the theme and variety of scenarios in the DC universe and a open and wide world, with good graphics (thought at distance they could be better), and with a nice humor, with best jokes and funny lines thanks to the use of voice in the game. For those who like Batman and DC Universe, the Lego game series or more casual games, this game is a very nice choice - I would recommend this game and the Pirates of the Caribbean as the best games of the LEGO franchise.… Expand
Jul 17, 2012Never before have I enjoyed a LEGO game so much that I'd play it over and over again. While their cute charm and funny non-dialogue cutscenes may entertain me, I've never actually spent much time on one of these little games. All of that changed after I picked up a copy of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super heroes.
-Before the Game-
Before I picked up a copy of this game, I'd seen a few trailers for it and did a further research of its content. After hearing that this LEGO game had a full voice acting cast, and not just little grunts and screams, I was... utterly disappointed, actually. Part of what made the previous LEGO games enjoyable were that there was no dialogue, but little signs and pictures that went along with the grunting so that you could follow along to the story. However, with this news, my expectations for the game were truly lowered.
Okay, time for the review.
The gameplay of this game is almost identical to that of none other than LEGO Batman: The Video Game. With punching and kicking, along with picking enemies up and throwing them, this game has the new addition of adding finishes to the moves, by pressing a button to finish off the enemy. Also, along with the classic run/walking, the Open-Worlded Gotham City features a full-out sprint which really helps to get to where you need to go. I really love the gameplay of this game. Like its processor, the gameplay is kid-friendly with no blood or gore, but just little bricks falling apart.
This part of the review will contain my thoughts about both the story itself and the voice acting as well. The story is so much easier to follow with the voice acting crew. I had expected the voice acting to be lousy and having the actors not really fit their roles, but it was extremely impressive! You can completely tell that the cast had fun working on this game, and all of the actors and actresses truly fit their roles perfectly. Unlike Arkham City, Harley Quinn sounds cute and not annoying, Joker is actually funny when he pulls out one-liners that made me chuckle, and Lex Luthor's voice actor Clancy Brown reprising his role is one of the best things since Mark Hamill in Arkham City! I'm truly impressed with the storyline. The game keeps itself at a fabulous pace and never seems boring at all.
The graphics in this game look really cool. Unlike the previous game, the metal actually shines, buildings look realistic, the rainwater on the ground actually holds reflections, and the details of the heroes' capes actually look like their made of fabric! I really enjoy the graphics in this game, and think that they've improved over slightly unrealistic graphics of past LEGO games.
Wow. That's literally all I can say about the setting. This is the first LEGO game to feature an Open-World. The Gotham City includes missions to complete, bricks to collect, villains to fight, and citizens to save. Featuring iconic Batman locations such as Gotham Cathedral, Wayne Tower, and Arkham Asylum, this raging 500 square mile city has kept me busy for hours, and most likely hours to come. However, the Open-World aspect is the source of all the game's issues. None of them ruined the game, but are rather minor little details that seemed a bit rushed. For example, the mini map of Gotham is completely confusing. You can scan the area for the villains, vehicles, and bricks to collect, but there's no way to actually zoom in on these things and completely pinpoint their locations besides placing a marker on the area which appears on the compass. Oh, right, speaking of the compass, that is absolutely, downright awful. It moves around so fast, and the little pictures don't exactly tell which locations they are. However, other than that, there were no glitches or issues.
Okay, besides the little minor issues in the Open-World, I love this game. LEGO threw out the charm of the old LEGO games and made the Open-World as a Grand Theft Auto-meets-LEGO type thing. This game will drastically change the upcoming LEGO games, and will hopefully make the improvements it needs.
The voice acting cast could have destroyed the game, but it actually made it amazing. I think that all of these voice actors did a great job, which is why I give my compliments to them.
The game's graphics are great. The developers put a lot of effort and detail into it, more than any other LEGO game.
I will be playing this game for much longer. I've never played a LEGO game like it, and in my opinion, it deserves a good score.
Overall Impression: 9 out of 10… Expand
Dec 4, 2012Gimicky, Boring, and downright STUPID sums up this 'game', if you could call it that. The game was designed to sell toys and nothing more, so if your kids enjoy this gimmicky stuff, buy them actual legos. Don't waste money on this, or any other lego games. Just buy actual legos, because they're cheaper and provide more hours of fun.… Expand