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Great fun to Play with Kids,
This review is from: LEGO Batman: The Videogame (PC DVD) (Video Game)
This is no hardcore serious game but is a great family game, a cheeky and fun rendition of Batman in Lego form.
There's plenty of gameplay here, many levels which once complete can be replayed to pick over for hidden bits. There's a series of good guy levels and a series of badies levels, each linked by a fun cut seen that usually involves someone doing something silly and cheeky, often Robin. So there's value for money and fun.
The levels themselves are sort of 3d platform puzzles were you have some cartoon combat that gives some immediacy to the game balanced against some puzzles which are often resolved by smashing things up to reveal lego which when built lets you do extra actions to move on.
You've a whole host of your favourite batman characters (all rendered in fun bulky lego) to play and several suits for the hero's to give them special ability. I like Robins loud dustbin feet best that give him the ability to walk up metallic walls.
It great for me to play as with our young one as Batman and Robin.
Down side is as a more hard core gamer you may not find it so fun. Combat is not that tricky, its not that much of a challenge. The challenge is the puzzle solving which isn't impossible but is enough to make you need a little thinking about.
Other minor gripes are there's no save till level is complete so if you've only ten minutes to play be prepared to have to start again next time. Also some of the control aren't perfect, ladders and batman's flying suit can be a fiddly.
However overall this is a greater family game to play, you're not left frustrated with constant deaths but it not too easy to be a complete waltz. Great game to play with your kid.