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How The Lego Boy Wonder Saved Batman

Lego Batman Begins And Everything Is Awesome

As fun as it is to snap tiny colourful bricks and pieces together as an adult, I’ve never really given any of the Lego games the time of day. For years I’ve heard about how much fun they can be and my reaction each and every time was “I’ll check it out eventually.” With all of the more deep, robust games at my finger tips I just didn’t think I was missing anything. So I put Lego on the back burner until I got wind of the Lego Avengers game which should have been released by now, but has been delayed until January 2016.

This was going to be my gateway drug into the rainbow coloured world of Lego gaming, because I’m super obsessed with The Avengers, but the universe had a different design for me. A design that manifested into reality when I was shopping at Wal-Mart one fine Saturday with my wife. The impulse hit me when I saw that Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham for PS3 was on sale in the video game display. After some quick, much needed research on my trusty iPhone I realized that there was a PS4 version. I wasn’t in the know. Not when it came to Lego Batman. So I dragged my poor wife (God Bless her for putting up with my addiction) to the nearest EB Games and bought it for PS4.

Needless to say when I got home, put that disc into my console and played for ten minutes I was immediately hooked. I became a Lego brain from that point on and everything has been awesome ever since.

Bats’ Gone Bats!

Now because this is my first Lego game experience the novelty for me might seem incredibly high. And it is, but that’s ok. I know that the ambitious Lego Batman 2 is a much better game so with that in mind I may have to play that at a later date. But right now Beyond Gotham is on the menu and it is good. The evil Brainiac 1️⃣ is doing some not so nice things and it’s up to the Justice League to stop him. Before that can happen though Robin has to reverse the effects of a Batman gone batty 2️⃣ due to Brainiac’s mind control powers. What a  fun idea. This Let’s Play is definitely one of my most enjoyable so far. I love the interchangeability between characters and their suits, the Lego bashing, obsessive collecting and enormous Lego background set pieces that you play in. The Bat Cave looks so good in Lego form and I’m just getting started.

This game really took me by surprise. I can’t imagine what came before in the Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes’ open world experience. If it’s anything like this game (according to reviews it is and more) then I have no choice but to add it to my already increasing backlog. At this point I seriously think I have to quit my job. I have no other choice. I just have too many games to play.

Ok, done. I just quit 😮

Tune In Next Week. Same Bat Time… 💬

On second thought, roll over the text bubble!

The Unequivocal Batman Game Theory

If there is one scientific theory that everyone should know it would have to be this. No, I’m not talking about the big bang theory. This supersedes that tiny, less significant theory. As a matter of fact I implore you to forget the big bang theory. It does not exist. Today you’re going to learn about another theory. The only theory. Behold, I present to you The Unequivocal Batman Game Theory.

This theory suggests that a Batman game can only be played successfully if the player has portrayed the role of the Caped Crusader in their lifetime. Researchers have found evidence proving that this is the only way to play and truly experience any Batman game. This is science people. Cross my heart and hope to die a horrific, yet comical death by the hands of the Joker himself. In order to be Batman, you first have to BE Batman. Now as a man of science (lol) it is my duty to put this theory to the test. It just so happens that yours truly was given the opportunity to play The Batman when I was 8 years old in a grade 3 school play. Needless to say this was a pivotal moment in my life. My best friend at the time, Joel Meggs, was cast as the Joker. We took our roles very seriously. Two best friends became fast enemies for the sake of entertainment. Oh the insanity. I think at one point I made my teacher refer to me as Bruce Wayne the billionaire. The things you do to prepare for a big debut. But in the end the parents, teachers and students could not have asked for a better performance. But let’s not dwell in the past. I have games to play and theories to prove.

I was Batman in grade 3 ergo I can play as the greatest in-game Batman that you or the citizens of Gotham has ever seen. In fact I pose a serious challenge to everyone who has portrayed Batman at one point in time. Being Batman for Halloween counts as well. Test this theory with me and let’s see who can be the most successful Batman ever. You can choose any game from the Batman Arkham series. This includes Arkham Knight which launches in June. Xbox users will be judged by their Gamerscores and PlayStation users their trophies. Celebrities, I’m calling you out as well. Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale. I’m giving you the chance to be Batman one last time! Are you (Bat) man enough?! Ben Affleck, I suppose you can participate too. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice should be filming right now so once you wrap that up get your ass on board and take this challenge! Unfortunately, as science dictates, the rest of you out there in the universe might not do so well. The theory tells us that if you have not been Batman you won’t be a successful in-game Batman. But don’t let that stop you from trying to prove the theory wrong. [SPOILER ALERT] Joseph Gordon-Levitt, can you be a great Batman? Christian Bale left you the keys to the Bat Cave. We saw you rise, but we don’t actually get to see you take on the cape and cowl. Joel Meggs, best friend or foe? Do you have what it takes to be the best in-game Batman, not having played the role? I guess only time will tell. Godspeed Batman wannabees!

This could very well be the greatest science experiment of all time! Are you excited? Who’s going to take the challenge? Have you already proven that this theory is true or false? Do you have the trophies and/or Gamerscores to back your results. Please leave your comments in the comment section below.

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