Review: LEGO DC Super-Villains (PlayStation 4)

It’s good to be bad… Embark on an all-new DC/LEGO adventure by becoming the best villain the universe has seen. Players will create and play as an all-new super-villain throughout the game, unleashing mischievous antics and wreaking havoc in an action-packed story.

Pros:

  • Classic Lego HD graphics.
  • 19.38GB Download size.
  • Two difficulties- Rookie and master.
  • Three subtitle size options.
  • In-depth character creator off the bat- Abilities, Appearance, Personality, Weapons, Basic info and a randomize button.
  • Autosaves regularly.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Drop in/out local co-op play.
  • Save and exit option.
  • Action adventure gameplay.
  • Unlock and replay levels via free play.
  • Massive open levels.
  • Studs- collect them by breaking things, Building things, Killing things. They full a bar which gives a gold brick at the end. If you are a returning player, Same stuff as all the previous games.
  • Open world city hub worlds.
  • Same controls as always AKA easy controls.
  • Tons of replayability.
  • Easy to play.
  • Do what you want and play how you want. You can ignore the main story for large portions of time.
  • Map- Shows bricks, Missions, special builds etc. You have a mini-map and the big map can be viewed as a 2D or 3D world.
  • Fast travel is near instant.
  • Red bricks- Unlock game modifiers like infinite health, Mini kit detector etc.
  • Map areas show your progress in regards to missions and collectibles.
  • The cities have different styles and weather so it all fits but feel different.
  • Save and exit option.
  • Vehicles- Can buy and spawn them whenever you are in the city.
  • Little loading times between missions.
  • A huge array of superheroes and villains.
  • The character creator is back.
  • Mini kits- Each level has them and you collect them to build unique builds.
  • The game has secrets from levels to more.
  • Fresh unique new story.
  • Tutorial- Little animation in a window bottom left with button prompts.

Cons:

  • Not original voices.
  • Some of the jokes fall flat.
  • Cutscenes lack any oompf or action, It just feels flat.
  • Can’t skip cutscenes.
  • No online co-op.
  • Camera control is slow.
  • Driving is really tricky.
  • Slight pop in.
  • Plays just the same as all the previous games.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Accessability - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
8.4/10

Summary

For many years Lego games have felt the same with just a new addition or mechanic. Here it still kind of has that feel but to its credit, it has refined the combat and world interaction to within inches of perfection. The story is not drawing from a film so it definitely feels fresher and brings a much more engaging experience as it is all new. I still wish it had more additions like online and it didn’t take so long to do unlocks etc but the open hub worlds are a lot of fun and playing with a friend or your kid is actually fun and functional. In short its a great Lego game that ever so slightly elevates the bar.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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