LEGO Launches New LEGO® Batman™ 2 Video Game
Fans of the original LEGO Batman video game have no doubt been eagerly awaiting the release of its second incarnation.
Fans of the original LEGO Batman video game have no doubt been eagerly awaiting the release of its second incarnation. As with all sequels and revisions, there is always some trepidation with regard to whether or not the new release will hold up to the standards set by the initial release. The good news here is that LEGO Batman 2 carries on the tradition admirably, with some truly interesting and engaging twists added into the mix. There are some rough spots as can be expected with almost all new releases, but in general, fans of the original version should be pleased with LEGO Batman 2.
The game’s plot revolves around Lex Luthor–yes Superman’s nemesis Lex Luthor–who is now running for president and has teamed up with Batman’s own arch rival the Joker. The unsavory pair has hatched a plan to get rid of Superman once and for all by stuffing a ballot box with Kryptonite. It is Batman and Robin who step in to foil the dastardly plot, with Superman and the rest of the Justice League later joining in.
Fans of the original version will appreciate that LEGO Batman 2 uses pretty much the same controls used in most LEGO games. Actions such as jumping, punching, and switching between characters can be done via a few button presses, and it is easy enough to get into the action quickly. Although the game itself remains pretty simple, the addition of new features and capabilities for all the characters give it an added level of interest that should keep returning players entertained.
Perhaps the most significant change in the game is the use of a full voice cast to give voice to the characters. Since the game has a slightly more complex storyline than its predecessor, this is really the only way the creators could do justice to the game. The results are pretty impressive to say the least, and they present various opportunities to really get into the characters. Fans of Superman: The Animated Series will also be interested to know that Clancy Brown, who voices Lex Luthor in the show, has lent his considerable talents to LEGO Batman 2.
As engrossing as the storyline is, the main object of LEGO Batman 2–like all LEGO games–is to explore the various levels and to collect currency and valuable items. You can do a lot of exploring along the way of course, but most people generally enjoy dashing through the various levels as quickly as possible and then later coming back to get deeper into the game and collect more currency and “goodies”. Along the way, red and gold bricks you can use to unlock levels, mob bosses, vehicles, innocent bystanders, and reward studs help maintain the interest level.
For the full list of features and game details, game bugs and walkthroughs please refer to batman games website.
As mentioned at the start of the article, LEGO Batman 2 did have some bugs, although they are relatively minor and most have since been brought to the attention of the game’s developer. Ideally suited for fans of collector games, LEGO Batman 2 is definitely worth checking out.
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