LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM
studly shenaniga- oh bugger, we opened the last one in much the same
BAM! Yes, Batmanís back with what seems like the
entire DC universe (and then some) in tow. This time, Gotham isnít
big enough to house them all, so itís time for Bats in space!
THWOK! Thatís not to say itís all stars and planets and moons
and stuff, for the Batcaveís here, as is the Hall of Justice and
several other choice locales thatíll have DC aficionados emitting
squeaky squeals of joy. Naturally Batman is the star of the show,
but hit story mode and youíll soon play with Wonder Woman, Flash,
Cyborg and oodles more. But Batís still best.
WHAM! As for
that story, Brainiac needs to be defeated before he shrinkydinks the
entire solar system and causes every superhero to undergo a
BLORP! As with most LEGO games, the story
modeís just what you work through to unlock the cool stuff, before
replaying levels and using whichever character you darned well want
to unearth treasure and such.
ZZAP! Then thereís the hub Ė
which is slightly different now, with several hubettes linked
together, rather than one giant open world city in which to do the
CRASH! While the established LEGO game formula
remains much the same, costumes with varying abilities are
collected, and minigames now include a Tron kinda thing and
even a side-scrolling shmup.
AMTIX! One of the LEGO game
staples is humour, and this one takes several leaves from the
classic Batman telly series. One red brick even makes fight captions
appear! Not enough? The person in peril is none other than Mr Adam
BUY! If youíre a fan of LEGO or DC youíd have to be
batty to miss this. Itís more of the same, sure, but itís good more
of the same Ė and Batís the truth!