Despite being someone that hasn’t enjoyed the previous Lego games I walked away from Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes with nothing but a smile on my face since it’s that good. Combining the things we know about Batman, Superman and their other super powered friends, Lego Batman 2 delivers a game that has engaging gameplay and more importantly has a narrative that isn’t scoff worthy or falls flat towards the end. The game may not be perfect as things like the open-world Gotham don’t feel fully utilized, but if you’re a fan of Batman and want a fun game to play while we wait for the next masterpiece from Rocksteady then Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is definitely worth your time.
+ Gameplay is really fun and has a tremendous amount of variety.
+ Each of the heroes feels perfect and are used in interesting ways.
+ Graphically the game may not be a beast but it has a lot of charm and more importantly it looks good most of the time.
+ The writing and voice acting adds a lot of depth and its fun to see key characters react in unique ways.
- Co-op play being limited to local only is just odd.
- Having an open-world Gotham is nice but it doesn’t feel like it was pushed to its full potential.
- A few of the stages drag on for far too long.
I always like to try new video games since that’s not only my job as a writer extraordinaire but it’s what we as gamers like to do. Most of us have our go-to games or genres, but every once in a while it’s good to pick up something new and give it a shot. With that said, I was never a fan of the Lego games by any means of the imagination. I don’t know if it was their simplicity, the whole Lego gimmick, or the somewhat shoddy controls, but whether it was Lego Star Wars or Lego Indiana Jones I tried my best to stay as far away from those games as possible.