Conclusion: The cutscenes, list of characters, and overall aesthetic of this game are its major saving graces. With everyone from Bane and Scarecrow to Two-Face and Mad Hatter in the cast, comic fans will appreciate the inclusion of so many classic villains. Unfortunately, with the success of the LEGO series thus far, it seems as if Traveller's Tales has taken an unwise 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' approach.
Conclusion: This series has hit its stride, and conceivably the developers could keep pumping out decent games for years to come. A lot of fans will surely ache for a franchise reboot (maybe LEGO Batman Begins?), but until that happens, LEGO Batman will do just fine.
Excerpt: I still remember the days when I was a kid building Lego demolition derby vehicles with my friend We would spend hours building the most indestructible tank-like vehicle we could then each of us would line them up at either end of the hallway and launch our weapons of mass destruction towards one another. We would watch as our abominations would literally smash into pieces. Those were the days and it amazes me to think how far Lego has come since I was a youngster.
Excerpt: The word fun is overused when it comes to video games. It's probably overused when it comes to us describing what they're like to play. But that's exactly what LEGO Batman on Nintendo DS is: good, solid, unadulterated, inoffensive fun. It's not the greatest game you've ever seen on your DS, and it certainly doesn't make particularly inspired use of the stylus, but it's a surprisingly well constructed title that will last you for ages and captures the essence of the...
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Half Val Kilmer, Half Christian Bale, the formula is looking a tad trite and jaded. Too apathetic for many but fans and kids alike will still find its cute and simplistic ways endearing enough. The series is teetering now; Traveller's Tales have a decision to make: stick to counting their monies or push it out for the inevitable next venture. Our suggestion would be to go all out and deliver the sandbox Lego 'Allo Allo' that the world is waiting for.