LEGO DC Super Villains Review
With a massive roster of evil-doers, LEGO DC Super-Villains proves it’s good to be bad. Your hand-crafted villain is at the center of your adventures across Gotham City and Metropolis. Between missions, your villain’s cell phone will buzz with tips based on the antihero’s skillset.
It’s a familiar setup, but the excellent voice cast and fun gameplay elevate this kid-friendly romp from a by-the-numbers experience.
The game takes place in a hub open-world that features condensed versions of Gotham City, Metropolis, Smallville, and even the planet Apokolips. Levels consist of story missions and free-play areas. Players can also unlock new characters and items.
Batman uses intellect, detective skills, science and technology, wealth, physical prowess, and martial arts training in his war on crime. He can withstand near kryptonian levels of physical pain and functions in the face of telepathy and mind control.
Joker, who was incarcerated for his crimes, returns in this game and reveals that Duela Dent was never his daughter. He then attacks Damian and smothers him in his own blood.
He also fights with Luthor in a brawl and tries to kill Gorilla Grodd, but he is interrupted by a wave of Parademons.
While the combat and puzzles are interesting, the game feels like it was designed with kids in mind. The characters look similar, and the battles are repetitive.
Luthor was a captain of industry who grew to hate Superman for outshining him in the public eye. He created the Metallo and Kryptonite Man projects to kill Superman but they were thwarted. He also plagued Kal-L for years after revealing his weakness in the Fourth Estate.
LEGO DC Super Villains flips the traditional superhero game premise by putting you in control of a massive roster of villains with booming personalities and a deep backstory. It’s a fun and unique experience.
Harley Quinn is a playable character in the game, voiced by Tara Strong. She’s an adversary of Batman and an accomplice of the Joker. She has a booming personality and an indomitable pathological will.
LEGO DC Super-Villains puts your character at the center of a villain-centric adventure, and features an expansive roster of DC’s most notorious villains. It’s a fun, action-adventure game that offers plenty of battling and puzzle-solving. The game is set in the DC Universe and is developed by Traveller’s Tales.
While the Joker and Lex Luthor are obvious choices, LEGO DC Super-Villains puts you in control of a massive roster of baddies from the world of comics. It’s a fun, quirky spin on the superhero game formula.
While it may seem silly to include a crocodile-man on a list of Shazam’s enemies, King Kull is no pushover. He’s one of the most advanced villains in the comics. He also has a powerful carapace that can unleash nuclear blasts.
A wacky, humorous take on the superhero genre, Lego DC Super-Villains is another solid entry in TT Games’ successful franchise. It may not push the boundaries of the formula and has a few technical niggles but it does have a lot to offer fans of the series.
The huge roster of characters is impressive and the voice acting top notch with the likes of Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill and Michael Ironside reprising their roles. A new emphasis on the player-created custom character also adds some variation to the game.
Embark on an all-new DC/LEGO adventure in the world of villains. Create and play as your own super-villain throughout the game, unleashing mischievous antics and wreaking havoc in an action-packed story.
The Justice League has disappeared, leaving Earth’s protection to their twisted counterparts from another universe who call themselves the ‘Justice Syndicate’. It’s up to you and a crazy group of villains to uncover the Syndicate’s intentions.
Nolan North voices Superman’s evil double, Kent Clarkson, in this entry in the franchise.
With Michael Ironside as Darkseid, Clancy Brown as Lex Luthor and Tara Strong as Harley Quinn in the mix alongside Nathan Drake voice actor Nolan North as Ultraman, it’s one of the strongest casts to appear in a LEGO game.
Essentially, it sticks to the tried and tested TT Games formula with jumping, punching, kicking, smashing, stud collection and light puzzling on offer.
This is a good thing, as it makes DC Super-Villains a robust and accessible experience. It may be playing it safe, but it’s fun.