Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

January 2, 2014 Off By Laura TMOT

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I don’t know what’s happened to me recently.  I’ve fallen in love with playing Lego games across all platforms.  My most recent favourite has to be Lego Batman 2 on the Wii U.  It’s the first Lego game to use full voice acting, which I found great because the story felt more immersive, it’s also the first Lego Batman to feature an open world Gothan City and I can’t remember a game that Elizabeth and I played so much together in co-op mode.  It might have been helped by the fact that we recently watched the animated film of the game.  Either way it’s fun game for the kids and even more fun for Daddy because of all the playable characters from the DC universe.

A fantastic opening sets up the game’s plot very nicely.  Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor are in contention for Gotham’s “Man of the Year Award”, which much to the displeasure of Lex is won by Bruce Wayne. The Joker then gate crashes the party along with some other villains (Two Face, Penguin, The Riddler, Catwoman) and they begin to steal all the guests valuables.  Batman arrives to foil The Jokers plan and sends him and the other villains back to Arkham Asylum.  It’s start to get interesting when Lex Luthor breaks The Joker out of Arkham so he can use his laughing gas to gain votes for Lex’s presidential campaign.  It’s then up to Batman and Robin, along with the help of Superman and other DC heroes, to stop this evil plan from coming to fruition.

The game play is similar to previous Lego games so it’s easy for both kids and adults to get to grips with the controls.  The creation of a Lego Gothan City, especially one that is viewed in HD, is so detailed and fantastic to explore.  There are many laugh of loud moments as you encounter different characters during the course of the game.  The Wii U version is great because during two player rather split the TV screen, one person can use the gamepad screen and the other can use the TV.  The game is also available for handheld devices such as the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS, which the missus has previously reviewed.

If this is the future of Lego games then from now on I’ll be purchasing these titles on release day.