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Young Justice: Legacy Review

From TV show to video game, Young Justice: Legacy gives the fans an opportunity to learn what happened during that five year gap between season 1 and 2.

A renowned archaeologist, Dr. Helena Sandsmark, is kidnapped, and the Young Justice team tracks a group of the Light’s most notorious villains around the globe in an effort to rescue her. But when the young heroes discover the Light is exploiting Dr. Sandsmark’s expertise to locate fragments of an ancient statue of legendary power, they must race against time to save the planet from imminent disaster.

Gameplay is simplistic as the controls and even the game itself is almost identical to X-Men Legends, especially considering the game is considered an Action-RPG as the characters level-up during the course of the game’s levels. You can build a three person squad from the 12 default members of Young Justice (4 other heroes are available through DLC) and during gameplay, you are able to switch between heroes.

Now, each hero has a set of unique abilities attributed to them. However, one interesting thing to note is that each hero has 3 different costumes, and their abilities change depending on the costume worn. The game features numerous unlockable modes, single-player and multi-player capability and the opportunity to play alongside some of your favorite Justice League members during crucial missions. So, the game definitely offers a lot of content!

Not every game is perfect and some of them are downright terrible. But I figured for the sake of this review to at least give out some of the Pros and Cons of this particular title. Please note that these are just my opinions.

PROS

  • Simplistic controls
  • Linear level design makes for easy navigation during missions
  • Solid roster of playable and non-playable characters
  • The voice actors from the show reprise their roles for the game

CONS

  • The most basic of enemies are incredibly overpowered
  • Numerous graphical and animation glitches are present, especially during cut-scenes and during gameplay
  • Repetitive and annoying in-game dialogue while attacking
  • The game “throws you to the wolves” with very minimal instructions. The tutorials are horribly uninformative and lack important information.

 

Overall, the concept of the game is awesome, but I feel that the developers just did not put a lot of effort into this title. Of course, some of the aforementioned cons can be solved with a simple patch update, but I’m not holding my breath. While the game is entertaining and overly challenging, I feel that paying 40 dollars for this game is a serious slap in the face to the fans of the Young Justice TV show.

6 out of 10

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