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Gameplay? More like Lameplay...,
This review is from: LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
D. Save your money until this game comes down to $19.99 or less. I have played all the Lego video games (except Harry Potter 2) and this is by far the least fun. I give it points for the amusing love triangle between Batman, Robin and Superman and that's about it. The gameplay is oddly glitchy and basically terrible. Driving is crappy and pointless. Fly too close to a building, and you will see nothing but the back of your character fill the screen as the camera squeezes itself between you and the building. In many spots you will not be able to turn, drop or fly out of this situation. I fell in little cracks in corners beside the suit-change circles in 2 different spots in the maze, and was unable to get out (restart game). I fell into a little alley high up between 2 buildings and was unable to get out (restart game). The split screen in co-op story mode moves around so radically you will lose your character during fights and pummel your partner just as much as the enemies. Trying to aim a laser or heat vision while your partner is moving at all? Good luck holding the reticle in place. Ping the map and follow to a red dot for a red brick, and the mini-game you need to complete may or may not be there (same with characters you are trying to unlock). More than once I found myself at an empty parking lot or dock or park (go about 20 yards away and hang out for a bit, then go back and they appear). You take no damage in flying or driving levels in story mode. You don't even drive or fly. You are on a rail shooting all but unmoving targets until the level ends. While free-roaming the city, you will unlock a red brick. In the 12 minutes it takes the game to autosave your progress, enemies will beat on you and kill you as you stand frozen waiting for the save to end. Finish the story and you are done with 20% of the game. The next 80% is spent finding things for which you have little or no use. You can unlock a pile of different watercraft, but there is nothing to do in the water and no place to dock (I triangled out of the boat in the middle of the river hoping to respawn on land... nope, back in the boat. so I finally ran aground and popped out). And on and on... this game should be rated Ages 5-7 Except For the Parts There is No Way to Figure Out Except By Walkthrough.
6/26 - After enduring more of this trainwreck of a game, I have dropped the overall rating to 1 Star and a personal grade of D. Retrieving the gold bricks from the heads of the large lego statues is amazingly terrible. Fly too close and the game will whip you 180 degrees, so you get to turn yourself slowly around to try again. Hover above the head hole and try to guess when/where to drop (this goes for small roof landings too) and risk missing (for another do-over). The wait time for each brick (while it auto-saves) is approx 10 seconds (no biggie? Multiply that by 250 gold bricks and you have 42 minutes of save/wait time only in brick hunting). I rode a giraffe along a trail of studs to get a gold brick only to have the giraffe (and my character) just disappear (this happened riding the gorilla too). The brick-finders will lead you to bricks you have already gotten. Again, on and on...
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Initial post: Jun 25, 2012 2:12:40 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 25, 2012 2:13:05 PM PDT
B. Martin says:
While I think I enjoyed the game a little more than you did, you make some valid points. The autosave is pretty horrible. Having your character just stand there while everything else is still moving is annoying, and what makes it worse is that it feels like you are being punished for doing what the game wants you to do which is collect the 250 golden blocks. I kept thinking okay, let me get another one and have to wait on the annoying autosave. I have to agree about the delayed appearance of the items in the game world as well. This is also very annoying and takes away from the gameplay when you have to open the map backup to confirm you are indeed where you intended to be, but what you are after hasn't loaded in yet. The camera issues are definitely there, but that bothered me the least.
Posted on Jul 6, 2012 1:40:55 AM PDT
Hey, just wondering what system are you playing this on? Thanks!
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