Top positive review
best for co-play, esp w kids
on May 24, 2016
The only reason I didn't like this one as much is b/c there's no main plot. Every level is its own, contained episode, and they "story" isn't much of one. (Also, the boat levels are kinda painful.) However, that optomizes co-play, especially if you play with children. I really enjoyed being able to switch between the Batcave overworld and Arkham Assylum. Neither overworld was too interesting in themselves, but the gear shift kept the game fresh. Plus, it was neat to switch from a do-gooder to a villian whenever I wanted.
I don't recommend this game to a kid's first Lego game unless you plan on helping them through it. There's a lot of weird gameplay aspects unique to Lego games that aren't explained well in this game -- how the overworld system works (it's different than the traditional methods), how you know which level to use next, how and when to re-play levels to your best advantage, how and when to buy bonuses. A common question I find online is "where do I go next?" and "how do I find x level?" If your child can't read paragraphs of text yet, and doesn't know how to use walkthroughs, they may not stick with this game. Try Harry Potter or Marvel Avengers, maybe.