Lego Batman; By: Traveller's Tales; From: Warner Bros. Interactive; For: DS, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, and Xbox 360; Rating: Pending; ETA: September 1
Info: Batman finally gets Lego-fied, along with sidekicks Nightwing and Robin and a rogue's gallery ranging from The Joker and Penguin to Bane, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, and Killer Croc.
Matt: Lego Star Wars is easy and charming, Lego Indiana Jones is neither. Lego Batman? I'll be honest, the Lego stuff leaves me a little cool lately. Especially with so little changing in the core gameplay between each license (run around, pick up stuff, fall off stuff because of bad camera angles and vague edges). Of course, if you have kids, they'll probably love breaking down the environments and snapping up piles of classic Lego studs, and unlocking all the hidden characters.
Darren: Matt, you're a little more forgiving on this one than I am. Sure, these licensed Lego games have been fun as of late, but I never thought that they were truly great. Gimmicky, yes. Suitable for children, definitely. Something that would keep your attention for more than an afternoon? I don't think so.