Finally, after weeks of promising it, I can deliver: On Saturday in the Poughkeepsie Journal's Gaming page (page 5C in the Journal's Saturday Sports section), we have a full review of "Lego Batman: The Videogame." It's available at THIS LINK.
After I received my copy on Wednesday, and getting very little time to play on Wednesday night thanks to my own stupidity (why I end up stopping and watching every movie that airs on HBO I've no idea), I played into the wee hours on Thursday night and found a way to finish the game on time to write a full review when I got into the office today. I don't think I've ever played such a silly game so intensely.
You know, that's the thing about being a game reviewer — just like any other type of news story, game reviews have deadlines that must be met. But when you complain about having to work through the night and getting 3 hours of sleep because of playing a video game, NOBODY has any sympathy for you. It's a hard-knock life for us.
Anyway, you all are going to enjoy this game, if you haven't played it already. While the story is very weak, I am more than OK with a Batman story that's light-hearted after dealing with Grant Morrison and Heath Ledger for a while.
By the way, one of the other copy editors and I were just discussing whether or not the Associated Press should have an accepted style for what letters to capitalize in "Shark-repellent Bat Spray."
Anyway, I'm sure I'll have more to say about the game soon, for now just pickup the Journal's Gaming page on Saturday Page 5C.