After the success of other LEGO and movie mixtures such as LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Indiana Jones, it's time for the caped crusader to get the plastic treatment: LEGO Batman is here!
LEGO Batman: The Videogame blends the gloomy Batman universe with the hilarious, versatile world of LEGO pieces and figures. This means that on the one hand, the game features realistic 3D backgrounds set in the sinister streets of Gotham City; and on the other, all characters, objects, weapons and furniture in the game are made up of colorful LEGO blocks, which creates a fun contrast against the shadowy urban environment.
LEGO pieces add a lot of gameplay to LEGO Batman: The Videogame. For example, you can destroy any blocks yin your way to obtain coins and extra lives. You can also use scattered blocks to build buttons, levers and switches that activate special functions within the game. And of course, any enemy you hit or piece of furniture you break will break down into a dozen LEGO blocks.
The best thing about LEGO Batman is the possibility to play as either a hero or a villain. You can play as Batman or Robin (on the good side) or The Joker, Catwoman or some other villains on the evil side. Each character has its own special jumps and moves, which makes the game slightly different every time.
All in all LEGO Batman is a fun game, provided you like platform adventures and don't mind playing with LEGO blocks. The only drawback I found is the lack of camera controls, as sometimes the angle of perspective doesn't let you see certain areas of the scenery properly.
LEGO Batman: The Videogame is an amusing 3D platform game that blends Batman and Robin adventures with colorful Lego blocks.