Heroes have been around since the dawn of time. They've been watching over us, helping those in trouble, and always fighting for justice. But never before have we seen the likes of these heroes -- ones made out of Legos.
In Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, the Dynamic duo returns in this brick-sized adventure once again and ready for action. In this sequel, players start off at a banquet for the man of the year awards. Where we see mild mannered Bruce Wanye in attendance, along with Lex Luthor awaiting the ballot's decision. That is until the Joker decides to crash the party, which leads up to himself getting caught and put away for good. At least that is--until Lex Luthor breaks him out to help him with his diabolical plans of running for president while bringing down Bruce Wayne and Superman.
Speaking of the Man of Steel, players will get to play with some new Heroes this time around. Ranging from Green Lantern to Cyborg and other members of the Justice League. Each with new powers and abilities help players while they explore Gotham City trying to find and stop the Diabolical Duo's villainous schemes. The Locales of the game will take players all over Gotham from in side Arkham Asylum to the top of Wayne Tower.
Gameplay is fun and upbeat and mostly focuses on a strong co-op feel, where players will play as either Batman or Robin. At points in the game special suits are available to help player get past certain obstacles that wouldn't be accessible otherwise. This game mechanic isn't too bad if two players are playing together. But if a player playing alone, they will just have to play both roles which can slow down the game a bit not so much as a turn off though -- the buddy AI in the game can handle itself on it's own pretty well and will help when pulling levers or standing on buttons when needed.
This game never has a dull moment. It seems as if there is always something happening onscreen whether you're fighting Joker's Ronald McDonald look a likes or Luthor's sentient robot armies. Combat is broken up with well appreciated puzzle solving sections and fun boss fights. If players find themselves tired of fighting the forces of evil, they can always explore the City and replay levels for goodies. This game is filled to the brim with lots of collectibles and characters to unlock, making the replayability incredibly high for this game that will have players coming back for more.
While the game is aimed at a younger crowd, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is plenty for Players of all ages to enjoy. With great voice acting and high action scenes right out of the Batman Animated show. Players will feel right at home playing as the dynamic duo in their cubist forms.
This game is available on Windows PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, and OS X.
Final Game Guys grade: B
- by Sebastian Maco for news10.net's Game Guys
(WBIE provided a copy of this game for review.)