Before I delve into LEGO DC Super-Villains, it’s important to take my history with the LEGO series into account. While I’ve fallen out of playing LEGO games in recent years, the series is a pivotal part of the formation of my love of gaming. The first home console I used frequently was the original Xbox, and one of my first games for it was LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game. It was a game that helped bridge my love of movies to my love of gaming and was a series I followed closely for years. LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is one of the first games I remember actively being excited and following news for. Another huge LEGO game release for me was the LEGO Batman: The Videogame, which brought my love of comics and classic DC Animated Universe (DCAU) cartoons into the mix as well. I have fond memories of playing it with my brother, and it’s the only licensed LEGO sub-series I have kept my eye on even after I grew out of the fairly simple LEGO titles. For that … [Read more...] about LEGO DC Super-Villains Review — A Rebellious Phase
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In many ways, LEGO DC Super Villains will not surprise you if you’ve played any of the LEGO titles since LEGO Star Wars. And yet LEGO DC Super Villains is one of the most exciting comic book games ever made, with a range of features that will make any DC Comics fan blush. With a ton of recognizable playable characters to unlock, a custom character creator, an incredible voice cast of fan favorites, and a ton of content, developer TT Games has taken what seemed to be quite a “small” entry in their LEGO catalog and turned it into a fun, if familiar, game. LEGO DC Super Villains Review – And I Thought My Jokes Were Bad The unexpectedly important story involves the Justice League going missing and getting replaced by the “Justice Syndicate” from a parallel dimension. Only the villains of the DC universe know that this is a ruse, and this Syndicate are actually responsible for the League’s disappearance, so Lex Luthor and the other DC … [Read more...] about LEGO DC Super Villains Review – Super Villains Doing Super Good
Superheroes today are everywhere, from comics and lunchboxes to almost every possible kind of media. With the continued success of Marvel and the MCU, fans have grown more accustomed to all kinds of team-ups and cross promotion. LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 continues that legacy, giving Marvel fans their favorite team-ups, Easter eggs galore, comedic moments, and enough extra lore we all feel like Reed Richards.Wouldn’t be the first time Spidey has been pulled from his world into a strange new one… In LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2, the world of heroes is once again in danger—this time the threat is Kang the Conqueror. This evil ruler from the future has returned to not only wreak havoc on the world and universe, but also on different time periods. Through this adventure, you’ll play as not only well-known heroes like Captain America, Spider-Man, and Daredevil but many that will leave you scratching your head like “The Rawhide Kid.” As … [Read more...] about LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 Review
Right, quick version: Lego DC Super-Villains is another franchised Lego game, and if you’ve played any they’ve made since around 2013, you already know everything you need to know about it. Open city (Gotham and Metropolis to start) mixed with missions, eighty billion characters, nine hundred trillion collectables, lots of silly cutscenes, tons of bugs, abysmal vehicle controls, and enough to do to keep you, your kids, anyone else’s kids, busy for the rest of their lives. Done. Now I’ll waffle. Are you ready to think less of me than ever before? Yes, there’s still lower to go. I knew pretty much nothing about the DC universe until the last decade’s CW Arrowverse shows. Intolerable, I know. Never having been a comics kid, and never even being slightly attracted by the grimdark grumpiness of your fascists like Batmans and Green Arrows, nor the seemingly pointless godhood of Superman, they never crossed my path. While like any sane child I adored, and … [Read more...] about Wot I Think: Lego DC Super-Villains
Last week, Xbox Live announced its schedule of Games With Gold for December, bringing to 48 the number of free games it offered in 2016. Were they any good? What would they cost otherwise? In short, what do the numbers say about the value of this Xbox Live Gold benefit? We’ll try to answer that question this year as we have the past three years. To that, however, we’ve added a few more questions: How old is the game? Did Microsoft publish it? What publisher did Games With Gold use the most? Did these appear earlier on PlayStation Plus? These questions may shed light on where these free games programs are headed, particularly as the previous console generation ages and the Xbox One’s backward compatibility program continues to pile up old titles. What about PlayStation Plus? Getting Started In all, there were 48 games in Xbox Live Games With Gold for 2017, with an average Metacritic score of 77.19 and a combined retail price (at the time of the offer) of $1,029.52 The … [Read more...] about Xbox Games With Gold gave out $1,029 worth of games in 2017. Were they any good?