Reviews for LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes DNS

70

Not really any better than Lego Batman 1

MadAdam81 | Jan. 3, 2013 | See all MadAdam81's reviews »

Mostly, the game is the same as the first one with Batman & Robin with different suits. Superman only comes in at the end of the storymode, and the other superheroes are just free play unlockable. The voice acting leaves a lot to be required, as it's easily the worst batman voice acting I have seen in all games, movies, tv shows & cartoons. All negatives aside, it's still fun and worth a buy on sale, but if Lego batman 1 had you pulling your hair out, try a demo first.

80

A great progression of the Lego series

fable2 | Jan. 2, 2013 | See all fable2's reviews »

I've played all the Lego series games. What started out as an easy way to introduce my girlfriend to gaming, we were hooked fairly quickly, enjoying each new game as they came out.

Whats great about the Lego series is you can see how they try to move each new title on from the last, adding dividing screens, level designs, game mechanics, challenges etc. Some good, some not so good. And this is the same for Lego Batman 2.

To its credit, the levels are fun if a little linear, and the flow of the game is joy to play through. As with all the Lego games, there's not a huge amount of challenge here, but the pace is fast and varied enough to keep you interested, and taking down baddies whilst swooping through the air as Superman never seems to tire.

However, the linear nature of the game doesn't keep you returning to challenges to beat old scores or unlock new ones, nor does it capitalise on the co-op nature that previous games can excel in. Also, the open world map and direction pointers isn't implemented very well, and its easy to get lost and can be confusing. But again, you can see how the designers are layering in new features to evolve the gameplay. Maybe in future titles they'll improve this, but it is refreshing to be come across new features you haven't encountered before.

Overall, a solid addition to the Lego series, but not the best it has to offer.

85

Joker is back, and he brought a new friend

Bozorov | July 23, 2012 | See all Bozorov's reviews »

Traveller's Tales return to the universe of Batman in this new game, but unlike the first one, it expanded for the larger DC world, including characters from other franchises like Superman and Justice League.

The gameplay is solid, like the other games of the LEGO series, but this time, Gotham was included as a open world hub full of little secrets and unlockable characters, vehicles and power-ups. Speaking about vehicles, the car and plane missions are very fun to play. The only bad thing about the gameplay are the flying mechanics of the floating characters that can be frustrating while the player isn't used to it.

The interaction between the characters are great on the story mode cutscenes.

A very solid game that can be the best movie franchise LEGO game yet.

86

Same formula with a couple of tweaks

Wormy | July 6, 2012 | See all Wormy's reviews »

Travellers Tales have been steadily pumping out Lego games ever since Lego Star Wars became a hint, but since the first Lego Batman they really haven't changed a whole lot. This game tries to inject some life back into the series and it does so quite successfully.

The biggest change is that the characters now talk rather than mumble jibberish like they did in previous games. I was ready to hate this but the dialogue is quite well written and it helps them tell an original story.

Another big claim this game makes is an open world. However this isn't wholly accurate. The hub, featured in previous games, has definitely expanded a lot and now contains a lot more to do between levels but once you load into a level it's the same linear paths as before.

Gameplay is as great as always and there's a lot more variety in the playable characters this time around with the addition of other DC heroes including Superman. I'd definitely recommend picking this up if you're a fan of the previous games.

75

Doesn't look great...

aqnickdan14 | July 6, 2012 | See all aqnickdan14's reviews »

...But really fun! One point is that the characters actually talk in this game, which is the first time it has ever happened! The game is full of humor and that really adds to the gameplay. This particular Lego game has more to it than the normal Lego remade games. Batman teams up with many other super heroes to stop criminals such as the Riddler and the Joker. This game is fun, you should buy it if you can tolerate lego games.

77

Almost has good as Arkham City

DrHouse | July 5, 2012 | See all DrHouse's reviews »

Not really, but it's close. I never expected a lego game to be that good, but it is. The graphics are...lego(?). The sound is good, but not the best. The gameplay is good, but feels a bit childish. But moreover it's great to play, really fun and entertaining. I find it cool to play with friends in the co-op mode. Really recommendable.

85

Traveller's Tales did a great job again!

jeyko | July 5, 2012 | See all jeyko's reviews »

You may think this is just a Lego game, but it brings a lot of new features. The graphics and aesthetics are excellent. The story, compared to the first game, is actually interesting and more detailed. There are a lot of fishy jokes, but that is one of the charms of Lego games. Lex Luther loses the Man of the year award to Bruce Wayne, and tries to protect his presidency. There are a lot of characters, ranging from Batman to Superman to the whole Justice League. Also, this is the FIRST Lego game with voice acting. And it's stellar. Even though it's really similar to the other Lego games in gameplay and graphics, this is a great game!