We’re completely new to the world of LEGO Batman videogames and I have to admit I don’t really know the difference between Lex Luthor and The Joker and I’ve only vaguely heard of Gotham City.
Thankfully this game for the Nintendo 3DS wasn’t for me so I’ve left IJ to sum it up in a few words. She says ‘it’s absolutely brilliant and will I buy her the original version?’ Apparently LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is the highly–anticipated sequel to the best-selling LEGO video game of all time, which sold 11 million units worldwide. I wasn’t aware there was an original, but I’m probably not its target market.
So LEGO video games are obviously pretty popular and you don’t really need any recommendation from us. As a LEGO videogame newbie, IJ, aged nine, had no problems getting to grips with the game. I’ve had to help her with a few of the chapters (there are 15 in total) because she found it a little difficult in parts, but overall she’s been able to enjoy it without my interference.
In this game Batman and Robin join forces with the other famous DC super heroes including Wonder Woman, Superman and Green Lantern to try and stop Lex Luthor and The Joker from destroying Gotham City. The game requires players to work through various chapters competing a range of difference challenges. There are puzzles to complete, areas to explore, characters to unlock and costumes to swop as well as a range of super hero skills to try out and a whole lot more.
Both Batman and Robin are on screen at the same time and players can switch between the two characters. The graphics and the voice performances are excellent. It’s funny, entertaining and kept IJ occupied for hours. I’m not sure she fully understood the storyline as it was completely new to her, but as for the game, she absolutely loved it.
We received LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes for the Nintendo 3DS and a range of Batman goodies free of charge for the purpose of this review. It’s available from all good retailers priced around £25.