If Suicide Squad didn’t satisfy your desire for more DC Universe supervillain action then the charming downloadable LEGO DC Super-Villains from renowned gaming developers Traveller’s Tales is probably the right mix of charm, lore, and action to win over any player, DC fanatic and otherwise.
How to Download LEGO DC Super-Villains
To download the full game be sure to click on the Download button below the review. You can download the game from Steam together with LEGO DC Super-Villains Season Pass which will give you access to four character packs and six new playable levels. If you like superhero LEGO games, be sure to also check out LEGO The Incredibles. Another good alternative would be to download and watch The LEGO Batman Movie.
The Game Review
Done in the aesthetic style of the iconic children’s toy LEGO, LEGO DC Super-Villains, like other iterations finished in the plastic blocks from Denmark, sticks close to the script when it comes to depicting a familiar, if sanitized, version of the DC villains we’ve come to know and love.
That said, there’s a lot more to this single and multiplayer action-adventure title than meets the eye and fans of a good quality journey through fantasy worlds will enjoy it just as much as the next person.
One game that inspired some of the elements of LEGO DC Super-Villains is the South Park role-playing game The Stick of Truth. Abilities and items are upgradeable as well as the player character being completely customizable from the start.
This is a first for a LEGO video game and it really adds a level of replayability to the title that is both unexpected and welcomed. Featuring both action-adventure and puzzle solving sequences, LEGO DC Super-Villains does not deviate terribly from the formula of the Batman LEGO games but those were well-executed titles in and of themselves so that is not a problem, just an observation.
Displayed from a third-person perspective, the graphics are bright and nuanced to depict the various environs you visit. Since it wouldn’t be a DC villain fiesta if Metropolis and Gotham City didn’t intersect in some way you do see the differences between the publisher’s largest cities as well as the characters associated with those locations.
The narrative is important and central to LEGO DC Super-Villains. It is a good thing it is both true to the comic book form and compelling in its own right. Basically, the Justice League has disappeared and the Earth is left unprotected as a result.
A new superhero force arises in this vacuum called the Justice Syndicate but the Injustice League, villains from DC’s canon lead by the Joker, quickly discover that all is not what it seems with this new foe.
Central to the plot is unraveling the mystery behind the disappearance of the Justice League as well as discovering the origins of this mysterious new power called the Justice Syndicate.
Like the Suicide Squad film but told with a whole lot more panache and style, LEGO DC Super-Villains relies on the gray area that the bad guys can occupy to tell its story. The idea that the Joker and his company might end up saving the Earth in the process is not a novel though it is a welcome twist to the typical formula.
Gamers who are fans of the DC pantheon will absolutely love how this game meshes charm, humor, and earnestness for an adventure that is memorable and immediately replayable. The addition of a customizable player character makes all the difference but the DC classics will not fail to disappoint nor will this game.