Batman The Brave and The Bold is a Platforming game available on the DS Wii. It can be played in Cooperative modes.
Batman The Brave and The Bold is a Platforming game. Platform games task you with getting from point A to point B. The world you journey through is usually based on different levels, and populated with enemies, switches and lifts to be negotiated. As you work through each level you pick up various collectables that accrue score, special abilities and access to hidden areas.
Batman The Brave and The Bold can be played in a Cooperative mode. Cooperative Multiplayer games provide an experience that is played symaltaneously by multiple players. Unlike the simple arena competitive multiplayer style games where players try to kill the most enemies, true co-operative games are designed to take a group of players through a campaign experience together. This will involve sections where players have to work together to proceed - either from the sheer difficulty as in Halo 3 on 360 or by the design of levels such as LittleBigPlanet on PS3.
Batman The Brave and the Bold offers something for families not ready to jump into Arkham's sinister rendering on the big consoles. This cartoon version of the capped crusader offers more Blam and less Blood.
The Wii/DS version of Batman sensibly takes the cartoon route, and leave the sinister vigilantism to the 360/PS3's Arkham Batman games. The game casts players as Batman or the Green Lantern in a crime fighting cartoon caper - think Adam West rather than Christian Bale.
Batman The Brave and The Bold is intense fun that is over a bit quick. But with the collectibles and link-up Wii play there is still enough here to keep you playing for quite some time.
Batman is pretty cool. I know the old Saturday morning shows are a little dated, but I still like watching Batman and Robin get their "Kablam" on. Batman The Brave and The Bold takes these shows and turns them into a neat little DS game.
Batman The Brave and The Bold is brim-full of co-operative fighting fun. Although at times repetitive, playing together with two kids on the Wii and one on the DS turns this into more than just a Batman branded novelty.
Batman is a favourite superhero in our house, I think the kids connect to his parental demeanour and nifty gadgets. But as Batman Arkham Asylum showed, underneath the superhero sheen is a vigilantly ethic I'm not quite as comfortable with. It makes him a much more interesting proposition for me, and one I'll look forward to discussing with the kids - but not until they are a little older.
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