It’s good to be bad sometimes, particularly when you’re playing the latest action platforming game developed by Traveller’s Tales. Rather than exploring the DC Universe as the Caped Crusader or Boy Scout, LEGO DC Super-Villains puts players in the role of their very own customizable evildoer alongside famous baddies including Lex Luthor, Joker, and other rogues. Many DC villains have a knack for stealing the spotlight (particularly Batman’s epic roster of rivals), and in this game, they’ll have to come together if they want to foil a cross-dimensional domination plan that sees the entirety of the Justice League mysteriously disappear.
Before you start busting up your first brick-built level in LEGO DC Super-Villains, you’ll be given the opportunity to create your very own unique villain using an incredibly deep pool of LEGO pieces to choose from. You can also customize your special powers, running speed, and even the animation of your laser blasters. While overwhelming at first, after a few minutes of customizing wig colors and selecting arm designs I became invested in my character, and therefore the game’s story. As the undead guitarist ‘Punx Notded’, my literal deadhead has super speed (perfect for thrashing on stage) and (in my mind) the ability to raise musicians from the dead, with the goal of creating the perfect band. Unfortunately for the citizens of Gotham City, not all musicians that Punx wants in his band are dead… yet, but that’s fanfiction for another day.
LEGO DC Super-Villains Review Final Thoughts:
If you’ve played other LEGO games from Traveller’s Tales, then you know what you’re in for with LEGO DC Super-Villains. Expect beat-‘em-up action with light puzzles, writing with a fun sense of humor, and local two-player co-op to give friends and family the chance to team up and cause a little chaos. There’s not much progress here as far as the familiar LEGO games formula goes, but if you want to explore the other side of the law in a fun and safe environment, this is the way to go. You won’t be disappointed.
LEGO DC Super-Villains Review on PS4
- Incredibly detailed create-a-character mode that grows as the game progresses.
- Familiar DC villains to play as with a variety of powers and abilities.
- Many characters voiced by their voice actors from DC animated shows and films.
- Fun and easy gameplay suitable for younger players to enjoy.
- Not much variation from the same LEGO game formula that’s been used for years.
- Still no online multiplayer modes.