When I started LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes on my PlayStation Vita, I was already disappointed. Every cutscene in the game, including the initial one, is horribly grainy. The Vita should be able to produce a clear image of these cleverly designed LEGO characters. What a shame that the gameplay graphics were clearer than the cutscenes! The great voice acting almost makes up for the ugly cinematics.
The story is very simple: Lux Lethor wants to be President of the United States and enlists The Joker to help. Just as the title describes, Batman is joined by other DC super heroes along the way, including Superman, The Flash, and Green Lantern. You can collect these heroes and more as well as super villains. I found the story very cute and somewhat entertaining.
After each level is complete, the option is given to either continue on with the story mode or exit to the Batcave where you can replay levels, create a custom character, or take on the Justice League missions. Once the story mode is complete, you can go back to each level under story mode or free mode, which skips the cutscenes. There are special areas that can only be accessed after unlocking certain characters. The Justice League mode is available upon completion of the story mode. The missions in this mode allow you to defeat enemies in waves with characters the game chooses for you.
The gameplay for LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is far too easy for me to enjoy. The puzzles are also uneventful. The game is definitely for children and maybe a bit boring for adults. The appeal for me was using certain characters to unlock areas and collecting items. Unless you’re into that, the game doesn’t have much replay value and is going to be a quick, easy play-through.
Anyone familiar with the LEGO game series will know exactly how LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is played. Those who love Batman or any of the LEGO games should definitely pick this one up. I enjoyed being able to play this game on my Vita, as it does utilize some of the handheld’s control features. I wish that the cutscenes were rendered better for the system and that the puzzles were a bit more difficult. Otherwise, the story was cute, and I enjoyed seeing the DC characters in LEGO format.
- Entertaining story
- Fun for those who enjoy LEGO games
- Horribly prerendered cutscenes
Summary: Anyone familiar with the LEGO game series will know exactly how LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is played
- Format: PlayStation Vita,
- Developer: Traveller's Tales,
- Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive,