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There is no doubt that this is a great family game. There are very few about today that are pitched at a level that all the family can enjoy with no risk of offending anyone, although it must be said that Cat Woman does look sexy in Lego as well!
I called out Travelers Tales in my review of LEGO Indiana Jones saying that the LEGO idea might be overstaying its welcome unless it's changed significantly for future games. Fortunately for LEGO Batman, the style still has a lot to like. Even though it's very close to the same game in a different skin, LEGO Batman is still a lot of fun to play, with a lot of places to explore and a lot of extras to uncover. I will say that LEGO Batman taps the well dry for this game design and style – Travelers Tales will have to do something different for the next franchise because we can't just keep playing the same game over and over again.
LEGO Batman on the DS is a solid offering that captures the essence of what makes the LEGO games great. It doesn't make particularly good use of the stylus, and the graphics won't blow you away, but if you're a Batman fan you won't find a better Batman game on the system. If you're a fan of the LEGO games and you're hungry for more, then the Caped Crusader has got you covered.
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This series has hit its stride, and conceivably the developers could keep pumping out decent games for years to come. A lot of fans will surely ache for a franchise reboot (maybe LEGO Batman Begins?), but until that happens, LEGO Batman will do just fine.
Fans of Lego games and the Dark Knight alike will likely enjoy Lego Batman for the DS as it is an enjoyable game for those on the go. The visuals are solid, the musical score creates the perfect atmosphere for the caped crusader, and the gameplay offers up a tremendous amount of replay value and variety. Lego Batman for the DS is far from a perfect game but it does offer up enough quality and content to make this game a recommended purchase for DS owners.
Das bemerkenswerteste an Lego Batman ist die für DS-Verhältnisse gar nicht üble 3D-Grafik: Von kleineren Rucklern abgesehen ist sie erstaunlich flott und detailreich, die Lego-Umgebung ist beeindruckend zerlegbar, Freund und Feind sind liebevoll designt. Das Spiel an sich ist aber weniger aufregend: Kloppen, kloppen, Schalter bedienen, kloppen, Boss erledigen, nächster Level. Der Puzzle-Part kommt mobil noch weniger zum Tragen als bei den anderen Fassungen, außerdem ist technisch bedingt von allem ein bisschen weniger da - und die Touchpad-Nutzung wirkt mehr willkürlich als sinnvoll. Außerdem herrscht auch hier das Problem vor, dass die Lego-Thematik langsam ausgekaut wirkt. Es bleibt nach wie vor ein liebenswertes, sympathisches und unterhaltsames Spiel, das speziell jüngere Zocker und Geschicklichkeits-Einsteiger erfreuen wird. Aber viel mehr auch nicht.
All in all, the game handles pretty well. There are a few bumps in the road as combat is shallow, the challenge level is low, and the amusing cut scenes fail to make the DS version. Still, the package comes through. There is a ton of replayability, excellent pacing, and an impressive 3D graphic engine, and that’s not even including the co-op or mini-games. This is great buy for any DS owner.
I wanted to like LEGO Batman, and I had fun to a degree. It wasn't a bad game, just too much too soon. I hope that Lucasarts and Travellers Tales learn their lesson from this mistake and wait a while for the next LEGO release. In the meantime, I would suggest holding off on LEGO Batman until you feel the itch for more LEGO action. It'll scratch that itch when it reappears.
LEGO Batman es un título divertido, cargado de humor y guiños a los aficionados del héroe de DC Cómics. Su fórmula no dista demasiado de lo ya visto en las entregas anteriores, y puede resultar repetitivo si se ha jugado recientemente a los demás. Pero sigue funcionando, y la peculiar representación del universo Batman es bastante satisfactoria, sobre todo por el gran carisma de los villanos, con los que disfrutaremos de una completa campaña. Especialmente recomendado para los amantes del hombre murciélago, para los aficionados a las entregas de LEGO de Traveller’s Tales, y para aquellos que quieran un juego directo, divertido y sin complicaciones.
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Even Two-Face wouldn't leave this choice to chance - LEGO Batman delivers a now familiar adventure, but one that is packed with fun characters and provides much long-term enjoyment.
With vehicles, suits and lots of classic characters, LEGO Batman: The Videogame is a fun DS game worth your time. It's not as attractive as the PSP version and it doesn't take great advantage of the hardware, but if Nintendo's system is all you own, it's worth a trip to the Batcave.
Adults still captivated by the Lego formula will probably find more to like in the shinier console versions, but if you know a young Dark Knight-in-training, Lego Batman for DS offers enough competent (but largely unexciting) action and unlockables to keep 'em busy for some time.
There isn't much else to say about LEGO Batman. It's a simple, bland, but competent game for kids and no one else. Neither the LEGO nor Batman license is used very well here, but it should be a decent introduction of the Batman universe to younger players. There's a ton of content in the package (including a full set of levels in which you play as the villains), but it's pretty much the same thing over and over. Less demanding players should be kept busy for a long time, while everyone else should be able to see quickly that the game doesn't have any real depth or challenge.