LEGO IS A PUZZLE
Lego has had its tried and tested platform for gaming for a long time now, so game play is starting to feel predictable. Lego batman2: dcsuperheroes has tried to iron out the problems but has succeeded only partially. The new openworld feel adds some life into this platform and lets you experience the fascinating but sinful environs of Gotham City. This makes the game one of the best from the house of Lego. The characters talk to each other with emotion and you feel the jealousy Batman harbours against Superman, not to forget the snide remarks between the two and, of course, Robin’s eternal desire to impress the Caped Crusader. And one can’t get over the amazing sense of humour the Joker has in addition to his inborn flair for disaster.
The plot is quite simple: Lex Luthor has teamed up with the Joker, who is using kryptonite for his criminal gains. So this is a task not just for Batman and Robin but also the Justice League of America. Unfortunately Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and the gang only join you in the last part of the game so you are stuck with Batman, Robin and Superman most of the time. Not that it gets boring as both the Gotham heroes get many different suits which aid them in overcoming obstacles. Batman gets an electricity suit which helps him to absorb a charge of lightning and then power up a device and unlock a new sight. Robin’s hazard suit works allows him to vacuum up radioactive goo and use it when needed.
Lego has done away with the usual mindless bashing of villains, and now puzzles play a bigger role. There are 15 levels but the game offers a lot more than that. If you collect currency and collectibles, you end up unlocking new characters and a mini-kit. So after finishing the game, you can explore the wide open world and collect goodies.
The control and experience of Lego remain sluggish. It is a bit baffling not to have a mini map which renders your journey confusing, especially in open world. The game provides a lot of entertainment but with the stale platform, it soon becomes monotonous.