My first lego Wii game was Star Wars Complete Saga. What an awesome game THAT is ! I then played Indiana Jones Original Adventures: fantastic. Utterly hooked, I was on the lookout for another lego adventure game to get immersed in. I admit that a Batman game did not initially appeal. However the first two games were so enjoyable, I decided I would give Batman a try. I never thought I would say it but this game really does reach the heights set by Star Wars and Indiana Jones. I always use 2 player mode with my 7 year old, and we both can hardly put it down once we start. The story and the settings and so well-conceived that I am simply carried away to that Batman world of lego minifigures. We totally forget we are sitting in our front room twiddling some Wii controllers, my son often physically jumps up as he is trying to get his lego character to reach a ledge or something similar.
Basically this game is an adventure where you control lego minifigures and play out various scenarios that follow a Batman story. There are puzzles to solve to progress through the various levels and items to collect along the way. These in turn provide added bonuses that may enhance your character's abilities.
Unlike Star Wars and Indiana Jones, which have entire film casts of characters to use, Batman has mainly just him and his sidekick Robin to use. However, very cleverly Batman and Robin have a variety of Bat-suits to enable them to complete various obstacles. Once the whole adventure has been played once through, it can be played again in 'Free Play'. This allows you to use any of many various Batman characters, both heroes and villains as your controllable minifigure. In these subsequent travels through the game, a whole host of extra content is available due to the fact that you have the right characters to unlock those sections, discovering previously unattainable items.
While the whole concept of these lego minifigure games is excellent, this one has real heart, and you are caught up in the developer's sheer love of the subject and of their love of their craft.