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Title: Lego Batman 3 IN SPAAAAAAAACE!
Post by: Glitch Girl on May 27, 2014, 02:54:25 PM
Okay actually the title is "Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham". 

Synopsis here: http://comicsalliance.com/lego-batman-3-beyond-gotham-trailer-images/

Just the teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0-QdlTpYWS8

Having loved Batman & Batman 2 and MArvel Heroes, I am really looking forward to this one.
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Post by: Tomato on May 27, 2014, 10:57:28 PM
Yay, more Lego Batman! I can't wait!
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Post by: Glitch Girl on June 24, 2014, 01:54:18 PM
Images and early gameplay videos.
http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11916/lego-batman-3-beyond-gotham-begins-with-a-bang.html

Note shots of Batmite, Plastic-Man, Cheetah, Firefly, Solomon Grundy,  and two versions of Cyborg.
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Post by: BentonGrey on June 24, 2014, 06:10:27 PM
The shot of the Big 7 without Aquaman is criminal. :P  If the Sea King is in this, I might get it.
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Post by: kkhohoho on June 25, 2014, 03:15:09 AM
The shot of the Big 7 without Aquaman is criminal. :P  If the Sea King is in this, I might get it.

If he does get in, I want him with the hook and beard. (Mainly because the Peter David run, which introduced the hook and beard, is the only Aquaman run I've read so far.)

Honestly, if Aquaman doesn't get in this, I can see why. He doesn't really make it into as many adaptions as other DC heroes, but there's reasons for this, beyond the old Superfriends Stigma. Aquaman isn't as useful on land as he is in the water, so outside of his own series, writers have to run through hoops in order to make full use of his abilities. (Which is why he only made a handful of appearances in the DCAU.) This isn't even exclusive to adaptions; in nearly every single story in the original Gardner Fox run of JLA, part of the story in a given issue just happened to take place in or near a body of water so that Aquaman could call his 'finny'friends', whereas no-one else was quite that handicapped. On top of that, he sometimes just feels redundant. He can control the creatures of the deep? Fine, so can Martian Manhunter, theoretically. He's super strong and durable? So are half the members of the classic League. Now, this doesn't mean I dislike Aquaman; far from it. When written well, he can be a joy to read on his own, but as a member of a team, he doesn't always make the best contribution.

(Incidentally, the writers of his 'Justice League' TV show incarnation tried to compensate for his perceived stigma by trying to make him more hardcase. What they really did was transplant Namor's personality onto Aquaman's body. I like Aquaman, but if you're going to adapt him, then adapt Aquaman, both in looks (which they did,) and, more importantly, personality.)
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Post by: Tomato on June 25, 2014, 09:53:28 AM
... really, are you serious right now? He may not be featured prominently, but lets not kid ourselves: Aquaman will be in this game. For Gods sake, Aquaman got a lego minifig before Flash, Martian Manhunter, and Green Lantern(unless you count the con exclusive movie one), and he was in the first game. Of course he's going to be in this one. They're just not focusing on him right now because they're showing off new mechanics.
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Post by: JeyNyce on June 25, 2014, 12:22:01 PM
Aquaman in space.....If they don't get in a few jokes about that I'll be surprise.
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Post by: Glitch Girl on July 18, 2014, 01:23:47 PM
So Lego Marvel Superheroes had Stan Lee, and Lego Batman 3 has... ADAM WEST!

http://comicsalliance.com/adam-west-lego-batman-beyond-gotham-game-voice/
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Post by: Glitch Girl on July 25, 2014, 03:26:41 PM
New Trailer at SDCC

http://www.nerdoverload.com/sdcc14-check-new-trailer-lego-batman-3-beyond-gotham/

Of note:
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Post by: Midnite on August 20, 2014, 03:34:08 PM
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - Brainiac Trailer (http://www.dcuopost.com/multiverse-news/lego-batman-3-beyond-gotham-official-brainiac-trailer/)
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Post by: Glitch Girl on August 20, 2014, 03:37:23 PM
Beat me to it.  :)

"I've got the whole world, in my PANTS!"
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Post by: detourne_me on August 20, 2014, 06:13:53 PM
I've got to be the only person here that hates the lego games.
Heck, I used to play the star wars and indiana jones ones, I've got Lego Batman 1 on my phone, and am a 3rd of the way through Lego Marvel....
but dang are the controls bad,  and don't even get me started on the camera!
I understand the appeal, and I try to like them, but I just can't. I'm afraid for the future of superhero gaming... we won't get anymore innovative fun games like Spider-Man Friend or Foe (which captured the same spirit of the Lego games) if they know they can pump out another Lego game cause it will sell.
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Post by: Tomato on August 21, 2014, 07:58:17 AM
Yes, because the Arkham games have done so poorly [/sarcasm].

But no, seriously, I'm more afraid of proper video games getting pushed aside for garbage movie tie ins like Thor or Iron Man 2 than I am for Lego games. You've gotta remember, Marvel and DC don't get as big a cut on these games as they do games without lego's involvement... the lego games are guaranteed to move units, but I'm sure LEGO takes their cut of game sales on top of whatever travelers tales gets for development. Plus, it's ultimately LEGO that's calling the shots... and I'm sure Marvel/DC are just as happy making their own games on the side.
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Post by: Glitch Girl on October 14, 2014, 02:07:32 PM
More characters announced...
http://arcadesushi.com/lego-batman-3-adds-conan-obrien-man-bat-and-duck-dodgers/
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Traveler’s Tales Games has announced Man Bat, Darkest Knight Superman, Solar Suit Superman, Condiment King, Duck Dodgers, the Green Loontern and Conan O’Brien were all being added into Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham...

...TT Games also revealed that the Mad Hatter, Deadshot, Deathstroke, Kaliban, Polka Dot Man, Music Meister and Detective Chimp were all playable characters as well.

In Blackest Day or Brightest Night...
uh, watermelon, cantalope, yada yada...
a superstitious and cowardly lot...
with liberty and justice for all! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfO5S1Iu_VU)
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Post by: JeyNyce on October 24, 2014, 06:04:56 PM
Watching this just made me want the game even more!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBDUXBZ1tYA&list=PLYq7H1T5SzMdNp_tv4TGt8CK_dPVEGquc

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Post by: BentonGrey on October 24, 2014, 08:02:44 PM
Ha, cool, though I find myself resentful of the New 52 aesthetics.
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Post by: Glitch Girl on November 12, 2014, 03:14:37 PM
Picked it up yesterday.  Played through 3 levels and here are some first impressions (will try to be spoiler-free)...
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Post by: Tomato on November 15, 2014, 11:45:15 PM
I *finally* got my copy downloaded and ready last night (long story) and I'm playing as much as possible given a full time job. I'm only a bit farther than GG is (level four or five) but I had one or two points to tack onto GG's post:

-Red bricks seem to all be tied to Plastic Man puzzles (For the first 3 levels definitely) and you get him automatically around the level I'm at.
-I looked up when you can start purchasing new character/using dlc character, and from what I've heard you can only do so after completing the main story.
-In the third level, when you unlock Batman's space armor, Robin makes a crack about Batman breathing in space... it's a reference to a strip from Short packed, a webcomic I enjoy.
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Post by: Tomato on November 16, 2014, 07:18:46 PM
So I was wrong about the choose character thing... it is a bit further than I was at the time I posted, but you do, in fact, get it prior to completing the game. You can do so by using the little character kiosk (Batcave has several, including one right near the teleporter). I'm still not even close to being done (36.1%) but I honestly think this has been more fun than LB2 or LM. We've done away with the huge city maps in favor of much more interesting hub areas, and it's made the whole experience feel much tighter for me than having a to-scale version of NYC did.
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Post by: Glitch Girl on November 17, 2014, 03:20:20 PM
I binge-played this weekend and Tomato, wait until you unlock the planets.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I finished storymode and did a TON of sidequests along the way, and I'm at around 52%.  The final story level felt a bit anticlimactic which is odd considering you're fighting a
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but that may be just me. 

The closing credits are one long set of Batman 66 window gags with the lego characters with a couple of mid-credit sequences.  Don't worry about hitting the button and missing the latter, I did that at one point when the window gags started repeating, and it took me straight to the cutscene, then new window gags.

After you complete storymode, you get the Batman 66 level narrated by Adam West (of course).

For those wondering about the DLC - It's a single bonus level akin to those in the building in Lego Marvel, and a set of characters per pack.  For example, the Batman 75th anniversary one is the Joker and Harley crashing Batman's 75th birthday, but it comes with Yellow Lantern Batman, Gotham by Gaslight Batman, big-fig Dark Knight Returns Batman, Red Rain Batman, animated Brave and Bold Batman,  and for some reason, Zebra Batman.  So far I have not been able to find the supposedly free-to-playstation Batman Beyond bonus level, but not all the DLC has been released yet.

Other random bits
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Post by: Tomato on November 18, 2014, 08:57:58 PM
Finally hit a day off (I actually have leave coming soon too), so I spent most of the day playing LB3. I'm a bit disappointed with the trophy challenges this time around, since most of them are like "use this character and this character on a team" but... eh. As of typing this, I've got the game 100%, including all trophies for the main game and the 3 available DLC packs (I maaaaaaay have stayed up late all weekend trying to get play time in after work).

-GG was totally right about the hub worlds being basically the same as the free roaming cities, but... I still like them more. I think it might be the fact that I'm just burned out on games having giant city hub maps, specifically New York City.
-That said, as gorgeous as they are, the missions on them got a bit old rather quickly. Loontern's tour guides are mind numbingly boring, and each fetch quest took forever to track down (particularly the Grodd one, UGH).

But yeah, REALLY fun game overall, definately recommend
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Post by: Glitch Girl on November 19, 2014, 02:40:03 PM
Dang, you binged harder than I did.  I'm still only at 60ish%.  Batcave and Hall of Justice/Hall of Doom are cleared, as are a few of the freeplay levels. 

Block Hopping Virtual Missions I see are going to be my nemesis after falling to my death one too many times on the second one.  Cleared the rest though.

I really do like wandering the various lantern planets - I just wish they were a little more populated.  I mean, I can understand some of them being devoid of other intelligent life forms, but it'd still be nice to have a bit more of an "inhabited" vibe on some of them.  Plus, I gotta admit, the spherical map is kinda cool.
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Post by: Tomato on November 22, 2014, 01:02:54 AM
I think that lack of population is intended to aid the player... there are a few missions where you need to find other characters, which are the only thing you can see from a greater distance.

So who else is wondering what the other three DLC are? One is clearly gonna be CW's Arrow, and I suspect another is Batman Beyond (there's screenshots of not only Terry's Batman, but also RotJ Tim Drake) but I have no idea what the third could be. The 89 film series? CW's Flash?
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Post by: Glitch Girl on November 23, 2014, 10:18:44 PM
The Batman Beyond has been confirmed.  No idea what the last one is though.  Haven't been able to find any indicators online as to what it might be.

Why so secretive?
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Post by: JeyNyce on November 29, 2014, 11:16:27 PM
I bought the game and the guide for my daughter and I for a Christmas present, but the way GG is talking about it, I want to play it now......sigh, For now I'm playing Lego Marvel to hold me down.
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Post by: Glitch Girl on December 01, 2014, 08:42:47 PM
More release news:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=57430

Short version: Previews of the Arrow Character pack (Merlin is ADORABLE!), a free Heroines and Villainesses pack, and a Bizarro/Apokolips pack.

Still one pack listed as "unannounced".  (Batman Beyond maybe, or are they counting that one separately?)
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Post by: Glitch Girl on December 04, 2014, 07:01:53 PM
Looks like I was wrong, pack 3 will be Suicide Squad.

http://kotaku.com/suicide-squad-comes-to-lego-batman-3-without-the-suic-1666677852
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Post by: Tomato on December 22, 2014, 12:35:29 PM
The Batman Beyond pack has been released on PSN. There's not a bonus llevvvel for it tho, which is a bit disappointing for me.
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Post by: JeyNyce on January 01, 2015, 07:09:08 PM
We're loving the game.  The Batcave with the 66 Batman set is my favorite so far.  The only think that irks me is that the Batman Beyond pack hasn't come out for the 360 yet
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Post by: Tomato on January 14, 2015, 04:27:54 PM
Just checked the psn on a whim, and the arrow dlc is up. Still patching the game and waiting to play it, but I thought I'd let everyone know who's interested
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Post by: Glitch Girl on January 14, 2015, 06:20:57 PM
The promo is narrated by Stephen. 

"I must become something else... Something green.... and pointy... and arrowy."