I didn't spend a whole lot of time with the game nor did I play the first game, or many LEGO games for that matter. But cutscenes are funny to watch and all the Batman you can handle plus new DC characters are present. Batman reduces enemies into little LEGO pieces in one hit. In my demo, I fought Harley Quinn who required a specific strategy to defeat - which was more than I had expected. The LEGO formula is there, but a ton of charm that's irresistable.