Minor annoyances aside, this is a totally fun, engrossing game. I can’t overemphasize the quality of the cut scenes, both the writing and acting. Robin is infatuated with Superman, while Batman begrudgingly accepts his help (but only under the direst circumstances). The open world play adds a lot to the game. Batman and Robin (as well as some of the other playable characters) roam around the city collecting different colored studs (currency), the aforementioned bricks, and mini-kit parts. New vehicles and characters are unlocked along the way. The characters can jump into vehicles and drive around Gotham City smashing into things, collecting valuable studs with every bit of destruction. On foot, the characters can break benches, light posts, parking meters, trees, and whatever else is in front of them to collect more studs.
The icing on the cake for LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is the inclusion of the classic scores by Danny Elfman and John Williams (from 1989’s Batman and 1978’s Superman) that heighten the authenticity of playing as these iconic DC characters. With hundreds of surprises hiding around the cities, the replay value is very high. Hopefully this series continues, I can’t wait to see if Traveller’s Tales can top this one.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) by the ESRB for Cartoon Violence. This game can also be found on: Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PC, Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation Vita.