Fun -- and funny -- superhero action game keeps it light.
Common Sense Media
15 December 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Batman: The Brave and the Bold is a fast-paced, action-filled video game based on the animated series of the same name. Like the cartoon, it contains a good deal of fantasy violence, but nothing too graphic. This is a far more kid-friendly version of Batman than we've seen in years. Also like the cartoon, humor is a big presence.
Review: Batman: The Brave and the Bold (Nintendo Wii)
12 December 2010
Summary: Batman: The Brave and the Bold is not only the best platformer I’ve played this year, but it’s also a solid contender for the best Wii game of the year as well. It’s witty, it’s funny, it’s got an amazing amount of fan service, it holds up amazingly well when compared to the TV show, and best of all, it’s amazingly fun to play. It’s a totally different beast from Batman: Arkham Asylum , so there is no point in comparing the two.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold the Videogame (Wii) - Review
11 October 2010
Excerpt: Batman: The Brave and the Bold is a 2D beat-'em-up game developed for the Wii by WayForward Studios, and is based on the Cartoon Network show of the same name. Just as with the TV show, the game is divided into episodes in which Batman takes on the lead role as he teams up with other DC Universe characters to frustrate a villain’s plans. The game is broken down into four episodes, with eight scenes in each.
Summary: Complemented by hilariously sharp writing and an engaging cartoon visual style, Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame isn't especially challenging, but it is as charming as a tuxedoed Bruce Wayne.
Pros: Fantastic, genuinely funny writing, Visuals match the Cartoon Network series, Fast, fun combat
Cons: Not challenging enough for more seasoned gamers, Campaign is a bit short
Excerpt: As if the Batman media juggernaut wasn’t already strong enough with critically and commercially successful comics, movies, and television shows, you can now add video games into the mix. With the more mature hit Batman: Arkham Asylum receiving a sequel on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 early next year, this year Warner Bros. Interactive turned their attention to the Nintendo Wii.
Conclusion: The Brave and the Bold is a good-looking game that makes great use of its presentation to suck you into the adventure, and the striking, hand-drawn visuals are impressive throughout. Every character is well animated and finely detailed, mirroring its television counterpart impressively well, and the wide assortment of backdrops continually give you something new to ogle.
Pros: Lots of jokes during both cutscenes and gameplay, Striking artistic style, Seamless co-op integration, Good gameplay diversity.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame (Wii) Review
8 September 2010
Excerpt: The Batman franchise is a bit all over the place now, and not really in a bad way either. On one hand, we’ve had the rather over the top cheesy films released throughout the early nineties. On the other, we’ve got the comics and the cartoon series still running quite strong. Then, we had a bit of a shift from the over the top kind of villains to a darker and artistic interpretation of the now famous Dark Knight.
Excerpt: Sometimes a game based on a movie or TV license will end up being a pleasant surprise. In fact, a rare few actually turn out better than most non-licensed games. Batman: The Brave And The Bold very much falls into this category.