Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham review – enjoyable run-out for familiar platform format

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In the absence of split-screen platforming competitors, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham extends, rather than develops, the well-worn series.

An impressive cast of DC Comics superheroes run, jump, smash, fetch-quest and wisecrack their way through Lego puzzles, but it is hard not have a sense of deja vu. However, younger players will lap it up. Cooperative play is perfect for families, as is the endless stream of things to collect, unlock and discover. Impressively, everything in the game is “built” from genuine Lego bricks so children can recreate the on-screen action on the carpet if they wish.

Multiple-ability suits for key characters, an impressive range of worlds to visit and lashings of DC Comics fan service, complete with an Adam West-voiced 1960s Batman, provide further novelty in this latest retread of the highly successful format.

Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article was written by Andy Robertson, for The Observer on Monday 24th November 2014 08.00 Europe/London

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