Reviews and Problems with LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
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Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Xbox 360)
8 October 2013
Excerpt: Back in 2008, when I played the original Lego Batman, I was convinced the series was going to die. Maybe not immediately, as even some of the series most undeserving of life will flounder a bit before dying, but I was resolute on my stance: this series was going to die a slow, painful death.
Pros: Much improved over the last title, open world to explore, original story
Cons: Still very much like the last title, bad vehicle and flight controls, random glitches
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – Review (PS3, 360)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: LEGO sure has come a long way since I played with it. Back then it mainly consisted of white bricks with a few primary colours chucked in for variety. Making stuff or just watching your kid sister eat it brought endless hours of pleasure. Now LEGO has grown into a massive business, especially on the game front, with the brilliant Star Wars series for one, and now we have the release of Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes developed by Traveller’s Tales and Warner Bros...
Excerpt: I love LEGO games and I’m not afraid to admit it! Under the cutesy veneer, simple gameplay meets surprisingly deep level design with clever puzzles and tons of collectibles to find and unlock. The developers, Traveller’s Tales, have consistently offered similar (yet enjoyable) experiences based on whichever movie franchise you happen to be playing. I have to admit, I’ve felt like they had beaten a dead horse after playing the last couple of offerings.
Summary: Unfortunately, the improvements to " Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes " are mostly cosmetic. Another attempt at freshening the eons-old engine, a larger hub-world than ever, and voice acting. Somehow, this seems to have fooled many of the press into thinking ‘BEZZT LEGOZ GAME EVAR!’ It’s not. Perhaps I’m jaded, but I want to see a much bigger graphical overhaul, better puzzle design, and gameplay systems on a par with what the series is now trying to emulate.
Conclusion: ! The gameplay here will be familiar to anyone who had the good fortune to play the first LEGO-branded Batman game. You can expect waves of enemies, a slew of destructible items scattered throughout the environment, and a ridiculous number of collectables to... well, collect. For many this will be reason enough to own this game. And it’s a pretty good reason if I do say so myself. Also of note is the way that they tackled the co-op portion of things.
Excerpt: My two favourite things as a child outside of video games were Lego and Batman. So when I see games like Lego Batman 2: DC superheroes my inner child wants nothing more than to play the game. So it was only felt right for me to write down my feelings.
Pros: Great variation, Looks Amazing, All the Superheroes!
Conclusion: In short; Lego Batman 2: DC Universe adds more then just voices to the little lego guys but also a whole new co-op engine and brand spanking new world that is second to none. Obviously it's not as "dark" as Arkham Asylum, but any fans of the series will appreciate Batman for his child appropriate humor that we grew up with.
Excerpt: When i started playing this game i thought it had no chance of being good compared with Batman Arkham City, but to be honest you cant really compare it. It is in my opinion a fun game that you could spend hours on looking for mini kits and new characters. It like all other lego games captures the lego world, everything is lego houses, characters and veichles.
Excerpt: For the last time, guys, LEGO games aren't just for kids . Granted, that isn't an argument I'd pitch to my friends down the pub as I learn the new (supposedly improved) England squad to keep up with the lads - where did David Seaman go? - but it's an argument I'd make proudly anywhere else.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – Review (Xbox 360)
25 July 2012
Conclusion: It’s legitimately fun and probably one of the best co-op games on the 360, but there’s too much left out and too much of a missed opportunity. There’s a great game here, but it’s marred by a lack of creative puzzles and a sense that Traveller’s Tales is going through the motions.