LEGO DC Super Villains brings together comic book thugs

by Nathan Dutil

Marcelo Jabulas | GameCoin Writing – In literature, movies, novels, cartoons, theater and comics, the villain is a guy who gets along well throughout the plot, but fatally succumbs at the end. With rare exceptions such as The Empire Strikes Back, the evil character prevails. In games, it’s no different. Most of the time, the player faces the good guy, the chased, the hero or the hunted. But LEGO DC Super Villains shatter paradigms and give way to banditry. The game is a spin-off from the LEGO Batman series.

In this case, the villains of the DC Comics universe from franchises such as Justice League, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and many other superheroes with shorts over their pants. Thus, the player has a range of bandits to control such as Joker, Riddler, Scarecrow, Darkseid, Scarecrow and many more.

face of evil

However, the coolest thing is that the game allows the player to create their own villain (like the subject in the photo below). For this, the player has a range of “parts” to assemble his evil alter ego. Different types of heads, features, hair, helmets, capes, beards and combinations of clothing textures are one of the strengths of the game.

The coolest thing is that your custom villain is part of the main campaign. Called “The Newcomer” is with super villains like Lex Luthor, Poison Age, Harley Quinn and co. In addition, with each level completed, he receives a new super power.

Plot

In the plot, The Rookie gained the ability to absorb the powers of villains and superheroes. The story begins with him being driven by Commissioner Gordon to Stryker’s Island in Metropolis (Superman’s city). He offers Luthor a remission if he sees to the development of the young delinquent. Of course, that doesn’t work, and Lex manages to escape with The Newbie and other villains.

During the game, the plot inserts dozens of DC characters, both villains and heroes, as well as different sagas and parallel comic universes. It all makes for a goofy story that’s a big deal for fans of the publisher’s comics.

free game

Like all LEGO games, the game features the so-called free play, which allows the player to revisit completed stages. The main function of returning to these quests is to access locations, treasures, and achievements that determine specific powers. It’s a good idea because after the conclusion of the game, there is still a lot to explore.

selfies

One of the highlights of the game is the photography mode. It leaves a single command button for the player to take a selfie of their character at any time.

Photo mode has become a common feature in modern games. It’s a great marketing tool for studios and publishers, as they encourage players to produce images and share them on their social networks, which increases the popularity of the game.

gameplay

LEGO DC Super Villains follows the gameplay recipe of other TT Games titles. The player can change dolls, need to break things to build new ones, collect coins to buy equipment and characters.

The gameplay remains dynamic and intuitive. Unlike early LEGO games where movement was confusing due to changing camera angles, the game is now very easy to orient and guide the characters. Visually, it shows a high level of detail in the texture of the plastic parts that were the characters, such as the painting of facial elements and clothing.

Verdict

LEGO DC Super Villains is part of the huge collection of games set in the animated Scandinavian block world. Despite predictable gameplay, it’s a delightful game, full of humor and jokes, which is common in TT Games productions. The character creation mode is an attraction that has been used in several productions like the dinosaurs of LEGO Jurassic World.

Once again, the producer has managed to create a game that entertains both children and adults. Even if they are not comic book fans, they fascinate with the wide variety of possibilities and the clever challenges. Conversions for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, prices range from R$200 to R$290.

Mini GameCoin Token: LEGO DC Super Villains

Style: ActionStudio: TT GamesDistributor: Warner BrosOnline mode: NoLanguage: Audio, subtitles and menus in PortugueseAvailable: PC, PS4, Xbox One and SwitchAverage price: R$200

And how much is the show worth?

Plot: 4Graphics: 4Gameplay: 4Challenge: 4Cost/Benefit: 4TOTAL: 20 gamecoins

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