"Part of the joy of Lego Star Wars -- from an adult perspective, anyway -- was watching developer Traveller's Tales humorously recast iconic scenes that many of us had memorized as budding sci-fi nerds. That's exactly why the game didn't need dialogue -- we already knew the lines. Though Batman's got a well-developed mythos, he lacks enough specific, widely remembered scenes ripe for parody. Since the game's creators understandably refuse to imitate the recent darker Batman films, all of Lego Batman's cut-scenes are relegated to pure sight gags out of necessity. Sure, I cracked a couple of smiles during these short between-level skits, but the charm of previous Lego games isn't accounted for -- and, more importantly, neither is the character. "