Sunday 28 December, 2008
The reviews definitely didn't lie on this one. This is essentially the same game as the LEGO Star Wars games...but worse in some ways. I'm playing this co-op with my son who picked up on the similarities quite quickly (and, to be honest, bluntly as well). He doesn't mind since the Batman license is what makes it all the more exciting and the new abilities that Batman and Robin have are interesting.
That said, we've only played 4 levels and, in general, they are much harder and more frustrating than the Star Wars ones. It's not that the game is harder per se, rather that there is more stuff going on on the screen making it harder to see where you are (and what you're doing), there are quite a few environmental hazards that are hard to pick out. Particularly the heat ray/super hot areas. Also, the levels are darker...making it harder to see where you are, where you can go, and what you might want to do (or interact with). Grrrr...