Review: LEGO Batman 2 Demo Available Now
LEGO Batman 2 DC Super Heroes was released just a few days ago, but if you are not sure this game is for you, no problem. I went ahead and did all of the homework for you and here are my findings. The demo offers plenty of fun for those new to the series and will keep diehard fans begging for more until they can buy the game. Either way, LEGO Batman 2 DC Super Heroes Demo (Xbox 360) opens up with an interesting storyline and has plenty of action for gamers of all ages.
Per the demo, the game opens up to a “Man of the Year” award ceremony involving some familiar faces, but from two different parts of the DC universe. The contenders? Bruce Wayne, obviously, and Metropolis’ fearsome troublemaker and Superman’s arch nemesis, Lex Luther, compete for the award. Unfortunately for the two candidates and the rest of the attendees, Arkham Asylum’s star resident, The Joker, has other plans.
The action was right away. Just after The Joker makes his entrance, Batman and his faithful sidekick, Robin, crash Joker’s party. This eventually leads to a fight between the dynamic duo and Harley Quinn. You clear the way to reach the first of many “big bosses” as the Joker’s henchmen where no match for the Dark Knight and where easily defeated. Facing Harley Quinn was challenging, at first; however, once I figured out how to direct my Batarang, it was all over! That thing has a mind of its own.
Gameplay was smooth and one could go just about anywhere on the map. I’m not a big player of the LEGO series, so I was not familiar with building things to help you along the journey. For example, this one part in the demo, you have to get past a security camera undetected. Fortunately for Batman, he has a suite for that. The bad thing, though, he has a gamer who didn’t know how to get it. My daughter, who is clearly more qualified to play this game than I, screamed across the Man Cave and said, “Use the blocks to build his suit!” Of course, I heeded my child’s instruction, pressed “B” and built a suit that was able to see through walls and has the ability to make you invisible, thus getting through the security cameras. After the advice from my gaming advisor, I was able to open up the next portion of the demo, where Batman faces off with the Riddler.
The LEGO series are excellent games. They are fun, witty, and attract gamers from different generations, usually the younger ones telling me how to play the game. Regardless of your skill level and as the owner of two LEGO games (Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean), I can assure you that this game will keep you and your gamers-in-training busy for hours of quality family entertainment. LEGO Batman 2 DC Super Heroes is in stores now and the demo is available on the Xbox 360 Marketplace, which you can put into your queue here. Turntablez article on the launch of the game can be viewed here.