Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Most kids have grown up surrounded by Batman and Lego. They have now merged together to create LEGO Batman: The Videogame, which is the latest in the growing number of LEGO games. It is about smashing objects and collecting as many studs as possible while engaging in puzzle solving. Are you ready to help Batman and Robin on their mission?
The game is spread into three episodes with five missions that can be played as either hero or villain. A great feature of this game is the ability to be able to play as both the good and bad guys as they both offer different ways to play. As a hero you take control of Batman and Robin and try to stop the evil plans of The Riddler. Once you have finished the level as Batman and Robin then you can play the same scenario from the villain’s perspective. This allows you to see the game from a different perspective and take control of people such as The Joker.
Batman and Robin have different suits to help them with their adventures. The puzzles aren’t that difficult, they usually just require you to smash enough stuff to find the solution. Batman’s suit such as the sonic suit gives batman a megaphone like weapon that emits sonic waves to destroy the blue LEGO glass. You can easily switch between Batman and Robin with the press of a button as each scenario will suit a specific character. The evil characters also have their appropriate powers such as the Joker has a joke buzzer, the Catwoman has her whip and the Riddler can mind control specific people.
The gameplay is straightforward and simple. The two main characters have to work together to solve the puzzles that they encounter and try to find out any secrets along the way. When you destroy objects there are LEGO pieces that you must assemble to use to solve a particular puzzle. Each level has an associated “mini-kit” which is ten icons hidden somewhere throughout that level. Each of them represents a piece of Lego based on the theme of that level. If you collect then all then you will receive a bonus. Destroying objects and villains gives you LEGO studs which are the games currency. You can spend these studs on new characters, upgrades or costumes. This means that there is a lot of replay value if you want to collect everything. There are also some other collectables which are needed to unlock certain upgrades.
LEGO Batman: The Videogame is an immensely fun game that suits all ages and skill levels. While not much has changed from the original LEGO games, it is a great addition for any Batman or LEGO PSP fans. Get ready to help Batman and Robin on their mission and beat the evil villains.