Batman is not supposed to be cute, but the Caped Crusader and dozens of other characters from the DC universe certainly are in this literal block buster. As in previous well-regarded Lego titles, players control familiar characters that punch, smash, shoot and jump past equally adorable toy enemies, including Lex Luthor and The Joker. But there’s also a lot new here. Most obvious is, for the first time, Lego characters have voices. The dialogue is entertaining and the voice actors are super. New abilities, like Wonder Woman’s handy lasso, add variety. And, Gotham City is an open world, giving kids plenty of places to explore while collecting Gold Bricks. Parents will appreciate the ability to join the fight for a few moments in co-op mode.
(Price: $15 on Amazon; Score: 80; ESRB Rating: E10+; Developer: Traveller’s Tales; Available on PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)
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