‘Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham’ PS4 review
By Steven Cayer, Senior Columnist
Even though it’s been less than a year since Traveller’s Tales released their last Lego game, they’ve done it again with Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the first Batman game on the next-gen consoles. However, Lego games will always be limited in graphics, so I don’t think there are noticeable differences in that regard.
This instalment is about how Brainiac kidnaps the coloured lanterns (yellow, red, blue, orange, indigo, and sapphire), so he can use their combined power to shrink Earth for his collection. The Green Lantern, followed by the Justice League, and its villains must work together to save the world.
As with every Lego game, this one is also filled with collectables, semi-cheesy humour, and over 150 different characters from the DC universe. In Lego Batman 3, your main bases are the Watchtower, the Hall of Justice, and, of course, the Batcave consisting of 16 levels. It is interesting to see all of the planets involved with the Green Lantern.
There are also a couple of questionable characters, such as Conan O’Brien and Kevin Smith. At first, I wondered why they would be in the game, but then, as I played, I found that fact surprisingly and randomly awesome. One character I didn’t find questionable at all is TV’s Adam West, who played the very first role of Batman in the 1960s. You’ll find him in every level trapped in some predicament. There’s also a bonus level after you’ve beaten the game that’s inspired by his TV show. As Stan Lee was in Lego Marvel, Adam West is in Lego Batman 3.
This game also has the same problems as the other Lego games—the most obvious being the camera. Not being able to move the fixed camera becomes a nuisance when jumping across platforms because it means you don’t get depth perception.
If you still enjoy what Traveller’s Tales is doing, even though there aren’t many new additions, I recommend this safe bet.