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Sniderman
09-24-2008, 10:55 AM
Picked this up yesterday and am enjoying it more than the Lego Indy game released earlier. Haven't gotten far enough to really comment on the features and variety, but the gameplay is fun. Lots of boss battles too as you go up against the supervillains of Batlore.

Anyone else with opinions?

Lady Jaye
09-24-2008, 10:57 AM
Is there better collision than with the PS2 version of Lego Indy?

Cobra Commander
09-24-2008, 11:29 AM
My girlfriend bought the hell out of this for the Wii. I'm holding out for the 360 version; which I'm happy to see was only $50 as opposed to the usual $60.

Nature Boy
09-24-2008, 11:41 AM
I'm playing the PSP version and I agree with you - it's way more fun than Indy.

Star Wars worked so well for me because you got to play as so many iconic characters. Batman works for me because I get to play with all of their gadgets, while still getting to play Batman.

And I loved wandering around the Batcave!

Sniderman
09-24-2008, 11:52 AM
And they used Danny Elfman's score for the music, which is an incredible bonus.

roxybaby
09-24-2008, 11:54 AM
Playing through the 360 version. Enjoying it so far. The Batarang is a great addition and I like the various suits. Using Elfman's songs for the soundtrack was a great call. The partner Ai is as dumb as ever though.

slip81
09-25-2008, 12:04 AM
have they finally made a good batman game?

maxlords
09-25-2008, 12:32 AM
Really? I tried this for DS today and I got irritated within a few minutes. Maybe it's just too cheesy or kid-ish for me but I couldn't even begin to get into it. Didn't like how it controlled or the non-dialogue cinemas or anything. I haven't played any of the other Lego games either though.

exit
09-25-2008, 12:55 AM
I picked this up Tuesday and I'm having a hard time getting into it, even after playing it for a few hours. I'm not sure why, I knew what to expect from the game, so it's not like I didn't know what I was getting myself into. Maybe I'm just not a big Lego person, maybe it's because it would make a better 2 player game, or maybe I'm just aching for Arkham Asylum ro be released and was expecting this to fill my fix until then.

Whatever the case may be, I may just give it to my friends daughter, I'm sure she'll appreciate it more than I am.

boatofcar
09-25-2008, 02:41 AM
Would you say it's better than the Star Wars Lego games?

Nature Boy
09-25-2008, 10:17 AM
Would you say it's better than the Star Wars Lego games?

Nah, I wouldn't.

I got stuck last night on level 4, which never happened in LSW. Kinda frustrating. I did like the driving level more than the vehicle levels in LSW though. I found the LSW vehicle missions frustrating, but the LB driving level was actually kinda fun.

It's not an evolution in Lego gaming by any means - it's pretty much the same formula. I probably would have liked Indy too if I liked the license as much as I like Batman and Star Wars.

As someone who loved LSW and enjoys Batman it was pretty much a no brainer. Even though Lego Indy is pretty much the same game, I just couldn't get into it.


Really? I tried this for DS today and I got irritated within a few minutes. Maybe it's just too cheesy or kid-ish for me but I couldn't even begin to get into it. Didn't like how it controlled or the non-dialogue cinemas or anything. I haven't played any of the other Lego games either though.

The kiddish feel and the non-dialog cinemas are a Lego standard. I've grown to dislike a lot of Nintendo games because they seem to refuse to use actual dialog (like Twilight Princess - really, it would have killed them to use actual voices for stuff other than just someone yelling HEY?), but that has never bothered me in these Lego games.

I think using real voice overs would've been a mistake, as part of the charm of the game is me re-enacting the movies with 'my Lego.' Not re-enacting the movies and playing the sound-clips at the same time.

Sniderman
09-25-2008, 10:55 AM
I got stuck last night on level 4, which never happened in LSW. Kinda frustrating.

If you're referring to "A Poisonous Appointment," I got stuck too, probably at the same point. Went online to figure out what to do and there are a LOT of folks who are not happy with that. Poor game design and the solution is hardly apparent.

jedimind7
09-25-2008, 11:59 AM
Wow yall have me nervous about purchasing this game now. I'll still pick it up. This will be my first lego video game. Being a huge Batman fan(who isnt) I have to get this. What system are yall playing on? I'll probably get the PS2 version. Other than graphics does anyone know if theres any major differences between the ps2 and 360/ps3?

AB Positive
09-25-2008, 12:13 PM
have they finally made a good batman game?

No love for NES Batman? Hard as hell but I loved it as a kid. Never even got close to the Joker though...

phantomfriar
09-25-2008, 12:45 PM
I enjoyed the LEGO STAR WARS games but really didn't care for LEGO INDY...good to hear LEGO BAT is an improvement, though I will probably wait for a price droppage.

roxybaby
09-25-2008, 04:17 PM
This game gets better the further in you get. Maybe it's because I'm partly playing through the game with my little cousin who is 8, but I am really enjoying myself. My cousin loves Batman and is also having a blast when he helps me out. A few of the levels have been too long for him so he'll pass the controller over to me. We finished the hero missions yesterday and started the villain ones today. The villain ones have been more fun so far but I kind of expected that. While Batman/Robin are kind of interchangeable aside from their various suits, many of the villains have moves exclusive to them. The variety is nice.

As of now, about halfway through, my biggest complaint has to be getting stuck. We've resisted the urge to look up answers online so far but there were two or three boss battles where it took me awhile to figure out what to do and I've gotten stuck in a few levels at certain points.

The one thing I miss from Lego Star Wars are all the little Easter Eggs. They were missing from Lego Indy too. Where are the storm trooper in the hot tub type moments? This game is great for kids but the wink wink moments were what made it fun for the adults too.

Lady Jaye
09-25-2008, 04:26 PM
There were some easter eggs in the DS version of Lego Indy (Indy going to the cave where Luke is hanging upside down, Chewie appearing somewhere else, as well as an Ewok)

maxlords
09-25-2008, 04:30 PM
I think using real voice overs would've been a mistake, as part of the charm of the game is me re-enacting the movies with 'my Lego.' Not re-enacting the movies and playing the sound-clips at the same time.

Not real voice-overs....I meant text at least :) Just so I didn't have to use interpretive Lego dance to figure out what the villains are planning :P

Nature Boy
09-26-2008, 09:46 AM
Not real voice-overs....I meant text at least :) Just so I didn't have to use interpretive Lego dance to figure out what the villains are planning :P

That I'll grant you! :)


If you're referring to "A Poisonous Appointment," I got stuck too, probably at the same point. Went online to figure out what to do and there are a LOT of folks who are not happy with that. Poor game design and the solution is hardly apparent.

I most certainly am. I looked on GameFAQs but they didn't have anything posted yet. I'll look around.

I'm actually kinda happy it wasn't just me. I'll be angry depending on what I find the solution is.

I will say that getting stuck did allow me to find one of those hidden pieces I might not normally have becuase of how much I was looking around at stuff.

Nature Boy
09-26-2008, 09:49 AM
Maybe it's because I'm partly playing through the game with my little cousin who is 8, but I am really enjoying myself.

This is unrelated but I have to say that I recently bought LSW: The Complete Saga for the 360 and I have been playing with my 4.5 year old son. He absolutely *loves* playing it with me (and Burnout on his own), and my 2.5 year old pretends he's playing one of the droids with a wireless PS2 controller.

It's *absolutely* adorable.

I can't help but think that LSW and Burnout are my son's first real games, whereas mine were Combat and Pong. Unreal.

Flack
09-26-2008, 10:11 AM
We picked up the Wii and DS versions. Mason played the Wii version for a while last night and turned it off, saying he couldn't figure out what to do. (He's beat LSW and got pretty far in Indy.) I'll have to take a look tonight and see if he got stuck on level 4. I'm hoping to get some time with it myself this weekend.

videogameking26
09-26-2008, 11:03 AM
I'm picking up 360 version next friday when I get paid, only problem will be is it will go to the shelf as Silent Hill: Homecoming is also coming next week, huge fan of the series so getting both and a few more friday...loved Lego Indy as I got 100% on it, big fan of Batman and the lego games so it will get alot of playtime next week along with new Silent Hill.

Ponyone
09-26-2008, 01:14 PM
This is unrelated but I have to say that I recently bought LSW: The Complete Saga for the 360 and I have been playing with my 4.5 year old son. He absolutely *loves* playing it with me (and Burnout on his own), and my 2.5 year old pretends he's playing one of the droids with a wireless PS2 controller.

It's *absolutely* adorable.

I can't help but think that LSW and Burnout are my son's first real games, whereas mine were Combat and Pong. Unreal.

Do you upgrade your children?

and slip81.. I thought the Batman game for the turbografx was pretty precious sweet.

Cafeman
12-13-2008, 08:56 PM
This game gets better the further in you get.

BUMP. I got Wii LEGO Batman 2 months ago, and I kept getting stuck with the puzzles so put it away. But I started playing a week ago again, and I'm having a great time now. It does get better the further in you get. The LEGO engine and gameplay really suits this game - and with the lack of any Dark Knight games, if you want your Batman fix, this is it for now.

Did anyone else laugh when you built (out of piles of jumpin' LEGOs) first a speaker and then .. a disco ball? :D

A funny little scene was Batman checking out the "Amazing Capes" site on the Batcomputer.

I still haven't really explored using the villains, need to do that next. I geeked out at using Manbat though.

slip81
12-13-2008, 11:57 PM
If you're referring to "A Poisonous Appointment," I got stuck too, probably at the same point. Went online to figure out what to do and there are a LOT of folks who are not happy with that. Poor game design and the solution is hardly apparent.

holy good god batman, are you talking about the part where you have to jump on the plants? it took me a half a friggin' hour to figure that damn puzzle out. you should have hear me cursing.


No love for NES Batman? Hard as hell but I loved it as a kid. Never even got close to the Joker though...

yeah the NES one was good, and Batman Returns on the SNES wasn't bad either, but really, considering all the batman games they've made, there should be more than a hand full of goods ones.

Minor things aside, like dumb ass ally AI and some poor jumping sections, this game is great. Though I do love Batman, and it is my first LEGO game. But why oh why god did they make the super hero stud limit so high on the mr. freeze level? it's not impossible, but it's way harder than it should be.

scooterb23
12-14-2008, 01:14 AM
I got LEGO Batman from Gamefly a few days ago. I've just finished the hero side of the game. I've got a few thoughts.

Overall, I am finding it a lot easier that either Star Wars or Indy. I've only died by a baddie 3 times, and about 5-6 jumping deaths through half the game.

A couple boss battles and puzzles have given me fits, but nothing I've had to go online to look up yet.

The thing is...I'm not enjoying the game as much, and I think I know why. In LEGO Star Wars and Indy, you were playing through the movies (at some level at least). But here in Batman...you're just kind of running through some generic gloomy scenes. It's decent, but I'd go for the others in the series above this.