Lego Batman: The Videogame review: Is the Lego Batman a hero the LEGO fans deserve?
Lego Batman: The Videogame is a game about the adventures of a famous DC superhero. As you maybe already guessed, the game offers you its own LEGO bricks universe. Here you can discover the new story of Batman and Robin confront their longtime enemies.
Lego Batman: The Videogame Gameplay: 3/5
Lego Batman is the first part of a Lego-themed trio game set. Being released in a far 2008, Lego Batman caused a huge excitement at first. Traveller’s Tales, the game developers, are known and loved for their special vision on such kind of games. Their previous creations (LEGO Star Wars, Indiana Jones) caught the fancy due to the specific humor sense and a simple, yet capturing game plot.
With Lego Batman: The Videogame things have changed. If you expect to play a cute blocky version of the Batman story, it will upset you. Lego Batman game offers a totally new and unknown plot, which includes the already known DC villain characters like Joker, Penguin, The Riddler, and many others. The plot is simple: all of the Arkham loopies have escaped from the madhouse and now they do whatever they want. No prehistory, no character motivation. Only total madness and poor Lego Batman trying to solve things up. Sounds a bit boring, ain’t it?
The Lego Batman gameplay is similar to other LEGO games. All you do is pass through the levels, beat LEGO-enemies and collect coins and colored screws falling out of them. Each hero abilities vary depending on the suit your character wears. Thus, Batman knows how to fly and mine the area, and Robin has miniature spy mechanisms and walks on metal walls. If being on a side of justice is not for you, you can choose to join the dark side.
Lego Batman: The Videogame Graphics: 5/5
What I like most about this game is definitely visuals. Traveller’s Tales have done a really good job as always. Creating a LEGO universe based on popular movie or series is quite tricky, but the developers have proved their mastery multiple times.
Once you launch Lego Batman: The Videogame on your PC, you’ll dip into the accurate LEGO Gotham city atmosphere. Dark and foggy streets, abandoned buildings, and skyscrapers made from LEGO bricks look pretty amazing.
Lego Batman: The Videogame Sounds: 4/5
There’s a blessing in disguise, and if it comes to Lego Batman game, the blessing here is definitely graphics and disguise consists 50% of the gameplay and 50% of the game sounds.
Sound effects are not so bad, actually, but they can irritate you soon. Everything you interact with produces tunes or clinks. On the one hand, it’s a huge ‘plus’ to the game graphical stuffing, because it adds realness to the blocky atmosphere. On the other hand, there is too much of this mixed up noise of cars, doors, trees, footsteps, and etc. However, you can mute it in game settings if needed.
In the Lego Batman game, you can use the standard controlling system as well as customize it. In both cases, it is quite easy to learn fast and play almost without a glance on the keyboard. The best control scheme includes arrow buttons to move, Del for tag, CTRL for special, ALT for jumping, Space for action and Page Up/Down for character switching.
Replay Value: 3/5
With its easy to pass levels and boring gameplay, Lego Batman: The Videogame is probably more a one-off than an action/adventure genre. Monotonous game mechanism with vapid dialogues and hints of ‘humor’ will hardly bring you back after you pass several alike levels.
Lego Batman: The Videogame is full of contrasts just like the Gotham city. The lack of the plot is fulfilled by amazing graphics as well as the Gotham’s villains are always being caught by The Dark Knight. While it is not quite replayable, Lego Batman can become a nice party-game to have fun with friends. Sometimes, simple gameplay may be a rather good way to relax.
Does LEGO need such a hero? I’d like you to answer this question by yourself after you try the Lego Batman game.
In this Lego Batman: The Videogame review I’ve tried to cover up most of the game features and help you to decide whether to try it or not. So, if you like simple, free-and-easy games with familiar characters and primitive mechanics, Lego Batman is worth trying. Yet, despite the lack of amusing game plot, you can still play as the Dark Knight and save the day..
Pros : Easy-to-pass game levels;
Variety of characters to choose.
Cons : Monotonous game mechanics;
Too simple game plot.
Replay Value 3
Average : 4.0
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