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Lego Batman!

The latest in the increasingly popular Lego franchise of games has finally arrived, but will the blocky hero be able to sustain your attention?

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On The Flip Side: The story of Lego Batman revolves around the "good side" (Batman, Robin) and the "bad side" (Riddler, Joker) and being able to play on both sides of the fence this time around.

You will switch automatically between both the blocky Dark Knight and friends, and Joker and his pals.

You will be able to play as big name Gotham city staples like Batman, The Joker, and Harley Quinn, but also smaller names like The Riddler and Killer Croc.

I Just Build Him: The gameplay in Lego Batman is not different in any noticeable manner then that which is featured in other Lego games like Lego Star Wars or Lego Indiana Jones.

You will once again move throughout little blocky environments building various vehicles and bridges and other aids, all the while dismantling your enemies.

The gameplay is still enjoyable to some degree, but not nearly as much as when you experienced it last time around (possibly in Lego Indiana Jones).

The gameplay formula is simply starting to get a little tired. There have been absolutely no additions or improvements to the gameplay since its first Lego game in the series released way back in April of 2005!

Building With Friends: Lego Batman also features the ability to play co-op with a friend on the same console.

The co-op gameplay in Lego Batman is quite strong and will provide some replay value as the game is considerably more fun when you have someone else to play with (or against maybe, depending on how much you like your friend).

Rent vs. Buy: Lego Batman is a nice installment in the Lego series of games, but fails to add or improve upon the formula that was introduced back in 2005.

If you are looking for an enjoyable experience and do not care that Lego Batman is essentially Lego Star Wars, or Lego Star Wars II...or Lego Indiana Jones but with the Caped Crusader then by all means buy this game.

Report Card

If you are looking for an enjoyable experience and do not care that Lego Batman is essentially Lego Star Wars, or Lego Star Wars II...or Lego Indiana Jones but with the Caped Crusader then by all means buy this game. (Krakrabbit.com)


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