While Lego Batman is loaded with goofy charm and humor, its original storyline is paper-thin. Without classic scenes to parody, the game lacks some of the spark that made Lego Star Wars and, to a lesser extent, Lego Indiana Jones so enjoyable. We found a couple of Bat-bugs, too: the annoying finickiness of your Batarang's targeting system and a missed event trigger before a level-ending boss battle. (It triggered correctly when we replayed the level.) The inability to play co-op over Xbox Live is a massive disappointment as well.
* Playing as both the hero and villain in Story mode.
* Robin is finally revealed as the goofball he is.
* By-the-numbers story; some glitches.
* Why on Earth isn't co-op supported on Xbox Live?