Lego Batman is a Adventuring game available on the Wii DS. It can be played in Thirdperson Cooperative modes.
Lego Batman is a Adventuring game. Adventure games are enjoyed for two reasons: they provide enemy encounters that require tactics and strategy to conquor, and they create a fantasy world in which to explore and adventure.
Lego Batman can be played in a Thirdperson mode. Third Person games view the world from over the right shoulder of the character being controlled. This enables you to see the character you are controlling as well as their surrounds. Although not as immersive as first person, third person games enable more complex moves and interactions with the environment.
Lego Batman can be played in a Cooperative mode. Cooperative Multiplayer games provide an experience that is played symaltaneously by multiple players. Unlike the simple arena competitive multiplayer style games where players try to kill the most enemies, true co-operative games are designed to take a group of players through a campaign experience together. This will involve sections where players have to work together to proceed - either from the sheer difficulty as in Halo 3 on 360 or by the design of levels such as LittleBigPlanet on PS3.
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Finding a good couple's games isn't as easy as just picking up the latest game with co-op play. And you certainly don't want to go down the competitive route, as beating your partner in a game just isn't as fun as a sibling or friend (you're still going to have to sleep in the same bed at the end of the day). Even with co-op games you need a genre in which you both have some skill, having to carry someone through a game is fine, dragging them gets tiresome fast.
King of the couples-friendly co-ops has, for the past few years for us, been the Lego games. Notably we completed the two Star Wars games on the PS2, before rebuying the Complete Saga on the Wii and completing it all over again. Having followed Star Wars up with Indy, we found the formula was starting to go a little stale, and we still have that title on our ever growing 'to be completed' list. This didn't stop us picking up Lego Batman when it arrived on the scene, although we were a little cautious of just how much enjoyment we could get from the game.
Lego Batman is the latest in a series of Lego themed movie tie in games. As with the other titles in the series (Lego Star Wars DS and Lego Indiana Jones DS), it uses the franchise's Lego kits as the building blocks of the game.
Action adventure games are enjoyed for two reasons. They provide a variety of fast action encounters where you are fighting, fleeing or evading some enemy. They also provide a large world in which to explore and adventure. This exploration is usually driven by some particular plot-tension introduced early in the game that you must resolve.
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