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.
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...
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.
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.