ahhsumx's LEGO Batman: The Video Game (Xbox 360) review

  • Score:
  • ahhsumx wrote this review on .
  • 0 out of 1 Giant Bomb users found it helpful.

Lego Batman Review

After enjoying Lego Indiana Jones quite a bit over the summer and having fun collecting absolutely everything in it, it was a no brainer for me to grab Lego Batman. After all, Lego Batman was every kids hero growing up in the 90’s and no one ever made a good Batman game. What gives? Finally, as cliche as it may sound, a good Batman game has arrived. Not as good as it could be, but it’s enjoyable.

If you’ve played any of the other Lego games (Star Wars or Indiana Jones) then you know what to expect here. Batman is built off the same engine and plays pretty much identically. Traveler’s Tales really does need to go in and modify the downfalls of the engine, but it’s not unplayable as goes with the others. In fact, you’ll even see many of the same things you saw in Indiana Jones including a whip for Catwoman and the infamous elephants. You can tell the feel/animations are pulled straight from the other game.

But really, lets look at what Batman brings new to the table. There are 3 main stories again, each consisting of 5 levels. This time, the stories are “original”. I quote that, because they really aren’t anything special and they are totally predictable, but we aren’t following along a movie this time. On top of those 3, there are 3 additional villain levels. I’m halfway through the second one of those, but they take place at the same time as the Batman ones, you just get to see what the villains are doing at that point in time before their face-off with Batman.

There are of course a ton of characters and power-ups to unlock. This game brings 2 new unlockables to this game. First is unlockable vehicles and second is unlockable suits. Batman and Robin both have several (6 I think?) suits that allow them to perform different abilities. For example, Robin has one that allows him to walk up metal surfaces and Batman has one that allows him to glide. On top of that, you can purchase suit upgrades which are gained through levels.

Mini-kits are back in which you collect 10 pieces per level to unlock things and on top of that there is a hidden red brick in each level. These are actually quite difficult to find, but are similar in fashion to the mail/mailbox in Indiana Jones. They unlock things like score multipliers or other easter eggs.

Achievements look pretty standard. There’s some for beating the different stories, unlocking things and the whatnot along with some character specific ones. Freezing people as Mr. Freeze, scaring people as the Scarecrow, etc. The full 1000 won’t be to difficult, but will definitely take some time to find all those things.

All in all, a good time. Not to difficult, so don’t come here looking for a challenge. It’s a good time and the Batman universe is enjoyable to explore as Batman and friends. It features all the same downfalls as the other Lego games (mediocre camera, mediocre controls, some overly un-obvious puzzle layouts, etc) and it’s about time some of these things get fixed really. But if you’ve enjoyed any of the others, or you’re just a Batman fan looking for a good time, you’ll have fun here.


Other reviews for LEGO Batman: The Video Game (Xbox 360)

    Lego Batman: My Review 0

    LEGO BATMAN: THE VIDEO GAME My Review Not too long ago the gods of plastic sent us LEGO Indiana Jones. And to me seem to be a huge improvement over the LEGO Star Wars Games. With its puzzles, and unique character abilities. Now they give us, LEGO BATMAN. If you played any previous LEGO game then you understand the concept. You and a partner, (Local co-op or AI only) plow through a city, destroying most everything in your path in a wave of colorful destruction. At time the screen stutters a...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Flawed Bat Caper 0

    Pros: It's Batman; Lego characters are cute; the villains Cons: Platforming hampered by camera; vehicle levels are poor; hub world has instant death; no online co-op; dodgy AI again! Lego Batman continues with the same formula used in Lego Starwars and Lego Indy. It is the usual mixture of 3D platforming and item collecting -studs, mini-kits & red power bricks- that have been hallmarks of the series. Where Lego Batman does differ is that we now have an original story and context that is not ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.