Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham: PS4 Review
Released by Travellers Tales / Warner Bros Interactive
It's back to the world of the little blocks and the superheroes we go with Lego Batman 3 - but this time around, the DC Universe comes into play.
Batman and Robin are the main heroes of the game, but there's just a little more scope this time around as Brainiac shows up and takes on the Lantern team as well. It all kicks off with Bats and Robin innocently hunting down Killer Croc in the sewers before things take a turn for the predictable with the appearance of the Joker.
However, when Brainiac comes into play, that's really when the game starts to move its focus outside the world of the Caped Crusader and is all the better for it. It's your usual LEGO fare though; break the items, collect the studs, collect the characters, but it's the wealth of material this time around which really adds to the universe feeling well populated and the characters really taking the positions they rightfully deserve on their stages.
Collectable suits work for them all too; and with plenty of collectible material, a heap of upcoming DLC and so much to do, there's a chance that this could be a little overwhelming in total. But that's the thing with the LEGO Games - they never lose sight of their humour throughout and adding in little Adam Wests to be saved from the game is also a nice touch as well.
With a Bat Mite character from the past on hand to help you out, there's never really the danger that you'll become totally stuck with the game - and sometimes thinking laterally and literally will help as well.
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham may not break the little plastic mould; but it's great childish fun for the DC fan and anyone who's serious enough about platforming game. With so much to do and so many options to redo it, the chances are you'll keep playing this for a long time to come.