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Game review – Lego Batman 2

July 10th, 2012 by Jay 1 Comment

When I first saw the trailer for Lego Batman 2 I was hooked. Everything I hated about Lego games was thrown out. Gone are the quirky shrugs and beeps that passed for dialogue, instead we get full voice acting. Done away with was the central hub in favor of a sandbox, open world environment. Plus the whole Justice League makes an appearance.

Well I picked this game up recently, and folks, it doesn’t disappoint. My wife and I jumped into some co-op play and I think she’s more hooked than I am. The gameplay is simple and familiar for fans of the Lego franchise of games so I won’t bore you with those details.

The star of the show is Gotham City herself. Dark and brooding(as Gotham should be), the city begs to be explored. You can follow the story missions or free play yourself around Gotham. There’s plenty to collect here, like all Lego games, so make sure to explore to your collector heart’s content.

The voice acting here is superb and is definitely my favorite change over previous Lego games. Fans of past DC animated projects may recognize Clancy Brown’s voice as Lex Luthor, the go to guy for Luthor’s voice in the DC animated universe.

The graphics look great and have the look and feel for what a Batman game should be. The soundtrack was also close to my heart using the music from the 90’s Batman and Superman(when he appears) animated series.

Overall, this was a great game and if you like Batman, Lego, both or are in need of bringing your wife into your gaming world, then this game is for you.

4 1/2 out 5 Nerds

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Jay says that he is a writer, martial artist, sketcher, and dreamer but mostly just a husband and father. Since getting married to the wonderful and patient woman of his dreams, and becoming a father (of two young boys), he has fallen into the category of 'lapsed nerd' as he is a former RPer, Live Role-Player, and comic book junkie. Science fiction and fantasy books are the staple of his shelves - both in terms of books and movies ... however, he's never seen Star Wars (any of them) but please don't hold that against him! He is currently trying to find a medical cure for the thing called sleep, as it is interferring with the thing he calls life. If you want to know more about him go to

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately games cost too much buying them new, so I added it to my video game queue using Blockbuster@Home. I’ve heard from a friend and co-worker at Dish that if you like any of the Lego games this is a must play. At least I know I can always save money renting my games through Blockbuster until I can afford to buy them. I can’t wait to play!

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