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Superman and Wonder Woman can’t catch a break in LEGO Batman 3

Saturday, 26th July 2014 19:39 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is really adorable, as are all the LEGO games, but this one, well, it has the Justice League in it.

What’s really cool is that Arkillo will be in the game, and sporting his Qwardian Power Ring.

In Beyond Gotham, Batman joins forces with other DC Comics Universe characters as they take to space to stop Brainiac from destroying Earth using the power of the Lantern Rings.

Players will unlock more than 150 characters from the DC universe, including members of the Justice League and figures such as Killer Croc, Solomon Grundy and many more.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is in development for 3DS, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It’s out this fall.

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  1. TheWulf

    All I can hope for this is that they retain the tradition of the prior two Batman games and make it more about puzzles and exploration. That was something that’s been a remnant of the past, better Telltale games in that series. Marvel Super Heroes, The Hobbit, and others have dropped that, favouring an incredibly boring MMO-like quest approach. I’m saddened by that, because honestly, it’s just lazy.

    It’s an excuse to just not bother with level design in the first place. And as much as I dig Marvel occasionally… okay, much less so since NOW, what with the Brian ‘I love seeing naked women beaten to death’ Bendis ruining the continuity and all of the characters he writes, including the X-Men and the Guardians of the Galaxy. He even rewrote the backstory of Rocket Raccoon to be much less generic, and stole Rocket’s cockney accent purely because he can’t write cockney, so Rocket’s not cockney in the film. :I

    Where was I? Oh yeah. I dig Marvel occasionally, occasionally, but I didn’t like LEGO Marvel Super Heroes at all. Not only was the flying completely off (I preferred Batman’s approach, it felt better on both mouse and gamepad alike), but there was none of the clever puzzling and exploration and I’d come to expect from Gotham. LEGO Batman 2 was amazing for that, there were so many collectibles, you could see them, but you’d have no idea how to get to them.

    Sometimes, unlocking them would require a power you didn’t have, but others, it would require you doing something quite clever. Sometimes, it took both.

    That was always my favourite part of the LEGO games because I’m not all that interested in violence, I’d rather do jumping puzzles and tax my brain in order to collect all of the collectibles. A lot of past LEGO games strongly embraced this, up until… well, LEGO Lord of the Rings (bloody Tolkien, ruins everything).

    Sooo… I’m wary, now. Is this going to be another combat grindfest with MMO quest elements, or is it going to embrace the puzzle-platforming of LEGO Batman and LEGO Batman 2?

    I live in very, very cautious hope. But the Traveller’s Tales Games (I hate the new TT Games thing, I mean, really, TT?) I knew might be dead.

    Everyone loves MMOs! MMOs are so easy! Yes! So easy! So let’s make our games like MMOs and screw level design!!!!

    I miss the Traveller’s Tales I used to know.

    They made good games.

    But like I said, who knows? This may be something of a comeback for them.

    Or not.

    #1 5 months ago
  2. The_Red

    @TheWulf
    Couldn’t agree more with you about more recent LEGO games. I think Marvel Super Heroes wasn’t as bad but anything after that ditched most of classic, complex level-design methods of previous games and went the MMO quest design route (AKA Destiny).

    Also, quick question about Bendis: As a DC fan, I don’t read much of Marvel books outside of Deadpool (With the exception of Daniel Way’s run which was terrible IMHO) so it was my understand that Bendis is a good writer.
    WTF is “I love seeing naked women beaten to death”? I have seen some “Dead girlfriend in the fridge” from DC but has Marvel really gone that far?

    Don’t get me wrong. I actually don’t think killing or hurting heroines / female comic characters is inherently bad or sexist. It’s just the pointless, baseless or male-oriented way that it usually happens (As in raping, maiming, de-powering or killing female characters to motivate MALE characters rather than having them die in epic, heroic fashions that play to heroines strengths).

    #2 5 months ago

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