LucasArts seems to be popping out the Lego Series for gamers. With the Star Wars series a success and the Indiana Jones game a so so game, Lego Batman promises Batman heroes, villians, and memorable places from the Batman universe. Did they deliver on that promise?
Yes. They did. Lego Batman starts like all the others Lego games starting you off in Story Mode, but there is a twist. You start off in the Batcave. How cool is that? You have a chose between three different levels where you fight the Riddler, Penguin, Joker, and all of your favorite Batman villians. You start as Batman and Robin, trying to stop the bad guys. This verison of the Lego series has you watching you're surrounding a little more then the other Lego game before it. You need to be able to look for special symbols so Batman and Robin can change their suits so they can move forward in the game. An example is Batman can change into a Glider Suit that he needs to glide across opening to open a walk for Robin to follow. Robin, in turn, can change into a magnetic suit that allows him to walk up metal walls, to levels above them. Once you finish the Heroes side, you can go into the Batcave and open a doorway to Arkham Asylum, where you can also play each level as a villian.
I grew up watching Adam West Batman and the Tim Burton Batman movies. Being able to play as Batman and Catwoman was a lot of fun. It took me a little while to figure out where I could create my Free Mode character, which was located in the villian side of Arkham.
Again, the graphics were great and clear, but they still haven't done anything about the camera. I like being able to control the camera motion, but it's only a small annoyance. The game was a lot of fun.
I would have like to have seen a little more to the game itself, but the way it is, was good, too. If you're a Batman fan, you need to try this game.