Sunday, 8 July 2012

LEGO® Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes for XBox 360 - our thoughts

LEGO® Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes sees the return of the duo, Batman & Robin, in the sequel to the best-selling LEGO® game of all time, which to date has sold 11m plus units worldwide. 

This time the Dynamic Duo join forces with other famous DC super heroes including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to stop the notorious villains Lex Luthor and The Joker from destroying Gotham City.   Batman fans of all ages will enjoy a new and original story filled with classic LEGO video game action and humour as players fight to put the bad guys back behind bars. 

The new Lego Batman game was highly anticipated in this house to after I had a preview of it when I attended the Warner Brothers Bloggers event.  We all love the Lego characters format and have quite a few previous game collaborations which have been played over and over.

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Play alone or in co-op mode (perfect when you need a little helping hand with the game) the game is full of places to explore around Gotham City whilst you solve puzzles, battle the Batman Villains such as The Joker,  create and ride in the Batmobile and challenge new levels to reveal new suits for the duo to wear in their pursuit of good.  

With a real movie feel to the game, LEGO® Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes soon has you engrossed.  The soundtrack is fabulous and the graphics superb.  We loved the whole concept of creating objects for use in the game using Lego blocks - genius!  In this new game the most noticeable difference to previous games is the addition of voices to the characters which really does add a new element.

Even though there is a battle element to the game play, the characters are Lego so it is not realistic violence as the characters pieces simply fall apart as any Lego creation would.  Parents and children will find a lot to like in this game and the co -op function means the game is accessible to any age player as Mum or Dad can jump in any help when the going gets tough.

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We did get stuck on one mission for quite a considerable time and this did become a little frustrating.  A 'hint' button' that could be used, say 3 times in the game, would come in handy in my opinion as you can go round and round in circles for ages trying to solve a challenge (Or perhaps that is just my lack of game playing skills!). There are reasonably spaced check points for saving the game for another time.

Great family lego coin collecting fun!

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