LEGO Batman 2 - Limited Lex Luthor Toy Edition (PlayStation Vita)
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- Platform: PlayStation Vita
- PEGI Rating: Ages 7 and Over
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Platform: PlayStation Vita | Edition: Limited Lex Luthor Toy Edition
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is an Action-Adventure game set within the Batman universe, and filled with LEGO versions of heroes and villains from the Batman comic series, working together/against those from the Justice League comic series. The game is a standalone follow-up to 2008's Lego Batman, and features a wealth of heroes and villains, an engrossing storyline, in-game dialogue, classic LEGO video game play that includes a co-op support, family-friendly action and in-game gadgets, vehicles and super hero abilities.
This Limited Edition includes a mini build set with the exclusive Lex Luthor mini toy. This collectible character is not available in any Lego sets.
Join Forces to Save Gotham from Enemies United Against It
In Lego Batman 2: DC Super Hereos, calamity strikes as the Joker forms an alliance with Lex Luthor. The result is a uniting of the world's greatest villains from across the DC Comics universe, hell bent on tearing down Gotham City, brick by brick. Thankfully Batman and Robin are able to form their own unit for good with members of the Justice League. Additional heroes available in the game include Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and many more. The game contains light-hearted content featuring Batman flavored action, mixed with classic LEGO block gameplay. Players utilise a variety of vehicles including the Batmobile and Batwing, and must master a range of gadgets in order to triumph. True to the beloved LEGO video game play, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Hereos contains contains both single player and co-op gameplay options.
Key Game Features
- The Melding of Video Game and Toy Lines - LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes complements the brand new, recently released LEGO Super Heroes: DC Universe toy collection. The line includes five construction sets, such as The Batcave and three buildable, detailed action figures.
- Heroes and Villains Galore - The Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin join other famous super heroes from the DC Universe including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to save Gotham City from destruction at the hands of the notorious villains Lex Luthor and the Joker. Batman fans of all ages will enjoy a new and original story filled with classic LEGO video game action and humor as players fight to put the villains back behind bars.
- Classic LEGO Video Game Co-op Play - LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes builds upon the action and cooperative gameplay experience established in the best-selling LEGO video game to date
- Lighthearted Action - The game further extends and combines both the Batman and LEGO video game experiences to create very fun gameplay.
- Exciting Vehicles and Gadgets - Explore all new areas of Gotham City utilizing a variety of vehicles including the Batmobile and Batwing. In addition, players are able to fight for justice by mastering new gadgets and suits, such as Batman's Power Suit and Robins' Hazard Cannon, and using all-new abilities including Superman's flight, super-breath and heat vision abilities.
- Discover a new storyline that introduces a massive Gotham City hub full of fun exploration, collection and vehicles.
- Traverse Gotham City’s open realm by walking, flying or unlocking and controlling a variety of cool vehicles including the Batmobile, Batwing and Batboat.
Beware your arch nemesis.
Special gadget and powers.
An array of heroes and villains.
Iconic Gotham locations.
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With a distinct lack of Vita specific reviews around for this newest release from Traveller's Tales in the Lego series. The game is obviously a follow up to the first Lego Batman game and let's start by saying it plays exactly like other Lego games I've played. If you've played Lego Star Wars, Harry Potter or Batman before then you'll know what to expect.
Despite some of the misleading write ups on sales websites (including Amazon), the game does not include an open world Gotham City as the full console versions do. The game is instead based on the PSP and DS build of the game. This heritage shows itself particularly in the cut scenes that play out in a startlingly low resolution that look truly horrendous on the Vita's beautiful OLED screen. This is a great shame as the comic story telling is truly a joy in the modern, hyper violent game world. The dynamic between Batman and Superman is consistently amusing with Robin's idolisation for The Man of Steel only adding to Batman's irritation. Whilst the resolution is incredibly poor they are still watchable and fun. One slightly jarring sign that the game is shoehorned together from other ideas is the fact that characters in these cut-scenes will at times be wearing costumes that not only were you not wearing at the end of the stage but that don't even exist in the Vita version of the game. It's this sort of shoddy work that makes the game seem a little like an insult to Vita gamers.
Instead of the open world the game is played out in continuous stages with a Bat Cave hub accessible at the end of each stage to create characters and enter game modes such as Justice League and Freeplay. Whilst it is a shame that the game lacks this mode, there is a feeling of, 'If it's not broke, why fix it.' and the level to level gameplay is fun. Without having played the full console version it's impossible for me to say how much of a loss the open world and vehicles etcetera are.
The graphics in the actual game are good and look very close to the console version of the game. Things have the usual Lego charm all around and the stages are nicely designed with enough density to keep you collecting for some time.
The talking minifigures actually added to the story sections for me and didn't make the game lack charm as many have complained. Much of the humour is still apparent and the nice dialogue is added to the clever physical comedy that Traveller's Tales Lego games are so famous for. Sound in general is a little tinny but this is largely a problem with the Vita itself and is cleared up a lot with a good set of headphones plugged in instead of relying on the onboard speakers. Traveller's Tales have certainly put some effort in to the voice actors including big game voice actor Nolan North and Hollywood 'star' Clancy Brown.
One of the game's strongest points is the fan service that it pays. I'm broadly a superhero fan and dozens of DC Heroes and Villains show up at some point. From the expected arrival of the likes of Superman and The Penguin to the slightly more obscure Captain Boomerang and Hawkman the game is littered with heroes and villains. The opening chapter alone has The Caped Crusader plouging through a large number of villains in quick succession. The first time Superman arrived gave me a little buzz of joy with the familiar John Williams score and flapping red cape.
Overall this is a lazy port for the Vita. As it's not Traveller's Tales first Vita release (Harry Potter Years 5-7 is already out), I would have expected a little more effort from the company. From the low resolution cut-scenes to the lack of any open world it is a great shame that more effort wasn't put in. The Lego game magic is still here in spades. It's a fun addition to the Lego series and as a superhero fan it was an enjoyable way to spend some portable time. I hope that future Lego games (I'm looking at you Lego Lord of the Rings), port the big console version to the extremely powerful Vita and not leave portable gamers with a watered down version.
Great fun gameplay (and replayability) that's good for the whole family.
Enjoyable cut scenes.
Stacks of great DC Universe characters.
Any game worth playing on the Vita is a good thing.
Lack of the Gotham City open world from the full console version.
Terrible resolution on the cut-scenes.
Lazy port of PSP/DS version that lacks love and attention.
B- (Must Try Harder)
you can search "lego batman 2 vita" on youtube, or go to IGN and check their review for the 3DS/vita version.
also all the CG cutscenes are extremely low resolution and pixelated, how lazy could a company be when they don't even bother to encode the CG cutscenes in high definition.
AVOID and wait for the price drop, it won't be long.
Even the PSP would have barely broken into a sweat with this.
The cut scene quality is laughable - blurry, indistinct and washed out and the game play is restricted and hardly up to the same level as the first Batman game on the PSP.
Should have been the PS3 port.
lots of replay value (lots of characters to unlock)
voice acting for first time ever
great suits and puzzles
Ultimately the game largely satisfies the fun aspect and is frustrating in many others.
The graphics when playing the game are great and look fantastic on the Vita screen. However, the cut scenes are horrendous and are DS standard. There are occasions where shadows appear in the wrong place or some elements fail to render quickly enough, but these don't detract from gameplay.
The levels are way too short and loading times are too long. The game will probably take most people around 4-6 hours to get to the end. There is the usual replay value in trying to obtain all of the extras.
There are plenty of laugh out loud moments and the voice acting is a welcome introduction in the Lego series.
Its been said elsewhere and I'll re-iterate because I share the view. Given the power of the Vita it should have been way closer to the full console version rather than what appears to be a cloned and shined version of the DS game. If the machine is capable then it should get the works and not a kind of half-hearted effort. To me another example of the lack of support for the Vita.
Well worth it in my opinion and a welcome change from the "edgy" rubbish that is being churned out at the moment
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