By now I'm sure we've all had the chance to play or experience one of Traveller's Tales Lego games. Even if you haven't, chances are that you know someone who has and they can tell you the fun to be had from these games. The latest installment, Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes falls into the same categories as the previous installments but manages to bring something new to the Lego franchise.
Lego Batman was an unbelievably good time and let you play as several well known characters from the Batman universe. Lego Batman 2 follows the same template with a few changes. For the first time, in any Lego game, the characters are fully voiced. Batman, Superman, Robin, Catwoman and all the characters have a voice this time around--even the lesser known characters. What also makes this Lego game so different is the inclusion of an open city to explore. Gotham City with all its back alleys and skyscrapers makes an appearance in its entirety.
Flying around Gotham as Superman is an absolute blast; don't believe me, head over to Gotham Beach and fly as low as you can and watch the watch the water react to how fast you're going--if that doesn't put a smile on your face. I haven't had to pleasure to play as some of the other characters yet but just the thought of playing as one of the leagues members has me excited.
Honestly at first when I found out that the characters would be voiced--I was skeptical. Part of the Lego charm is trying to understand the story from the character's actions and expressions. However, after playing Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes I find that it still retains the same charm. This time around the inclusion of VO greatly adds to the experience as every quip is brilliantly rattled off by the characters.
Gameplay stays true to form, everything you've come to expect from a Lego game is still there. There are gold bricks to find, characters that need rescuing, characters to unlock and an entire city full of secrets to be explored and discovered.
In all Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes is a great installment to the franchise and one that every Lego fan should play.