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Lego DC Super-Villains First Impressions

Yesterday, I received a review code for Lego DC Super-Villains for the Nintendo Switch. I have been playing it some and I wanted to offer my first impressions of the game! What do I think of Lego DC Super-Villains so far?

I’m a comic book fan. I will admit that I’m more of a Marvel fan than a DC fan but I do like DC Comics a lot. I’m especially a fan of The Flash, Green Lantern, Batman, and Superman. Games like Lego Marvel and Lego DC Super-Villains definitely gets my attention. And yesterday, I was lucky enough to get a review code for Lego DC Super-Villains for the Nintendo Switch. I am in geek heaven.

The Flash is my favorite DC superhero. I love the TV show and I like the comics a lot. So when Lego DC Super-Villains started by asking me to create a custom villain for the game, there was no doubt: I had to create a speedster like the Flash or the Reverse Flash or Zoom (another Flash villain).

Let me take a moment to heap praise on the developers of Lego DC Super-Villains for the fantastic character creator in this game. There are so many options! Even though some of the options are locked at first, there is still a lot of things you can do to customize your character at the start.

Different heads, bodies, arms, legs, and weapons are available. Its very easy to create a character. I love that you can change the color of every body part and even your powers (which you unlock more of as you play the game). Its an amazing character creator. Its the best that we’ve seen in a Lego game and one of the best I’ve seen on any game period.

So I created a speedster named Reverse Zoom. Maybe not the most creative name, but a name steeped in Flash lore at least. Here he is:

After that, I jumped right into the game’s story! And it is a really fun story. This game is, of course, focused on the villains and thats who play during the story. You are Lex Luthor, the Joker, Harley Quinn, and many other villains. Plus you’re custom character is along for the ride!

As for the gameplay, if you’ve played a Lego game before, then the gameplay will feel very familar. However, for the first time ever, playing as the villain gives you a big excuse to just go smash everything and attack everyone. Of course, it does attract the attention of the cops! Don’t worry, you can handle them (or make a quick escape). Oh and if you need some extra help, henchmen can be recruited in this game.

It is too early to say that this is the most fun I’ve ever had with a Lego game, there are a lot of great Lego games, but I’m enjoying this game a bunch.

Although, I do have to have to mention a couple of issues I’ve had with the game. Neither of these issues are game breaking and it has not ruined my fun at all but still, this is worth mentioning. I have noticed some gameplay slowdown occasionally . And one time the game flat out froze on me. It didn’t freeze my system though. I was able to quit back to the system’s menu. Thankfully Lego DC auto-saves, so I didn’t lose any progress.

Overall, I’m loving Lego DC Super Villains. I can’t wait to play more of this game.

Next week, I’ll start my review-in-progress, but tomorrow, I’ll have a very geeky look at Lego DC Super Villains!


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Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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