DC Legends (2016) – Video Game Review
One thing that I am starting to find that is kind of interesting, is the continued growth of the mobile phone video game setup!
What I mean by this is that when I was younger, (this was before the birth of the smart phone…) But when I younger there was a phone series that seemed to me was really popular… That series being Nokia’s series of phones that you would see all over the place!
Now this phone had something that obviously would grow in to something that is pretty awesome, but at this time was basically like playing Pac-Man in the 1980s… Bad graphic by today’s standards, but still a marvel, to be enjoyed when you went out to dinner with your family!
That’s right folks, you guessed it, Nokia was one of the earliest cell phone companies to begin to add mobile phone games to it’s list of things that it could do!
Now of course these games by today’s standards maybe incredibly bland, but back then, those games were actually pretty freaking awesome, with decent graphics, and a surprisingly addictive gameplay! Well following these games from those early days to the present has been very fascinating, and a lot of fun! And that brings me to the game that I would like to review this evening!
That game being the recently released: DC Legends (2016)!
Now this game does have a fascinating story line… But what makes it great for me is a couple of things… First off, it is the first strictly made for the Mobile Phone Game, that I really like, and the second is the fact that it gives you the opportunity to play as DC’s greatest characters, characters such as, ‘Superman’, ‘Batman’, ‘Green Lantern’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Zatanna’ and so much more!
And as for the game play… Well the one thing that I don’t really like about game play on games that have been made strictly for the mobile phone setup, is the fact that these games, game play, for whatever reason is just to easy! There is no challenge to it really! I mean when I was younger, you really had to spend a few minutes figuring out all of the buttons on the controller, and when you didn’t, some times that meant the difference between rather or not you lived or died in the game!
But most strictly made for mobile phone game generally have a control that just has you sliding your thumb in certain directions on the screen… (I mean the Nintendo DS had something of a similar mockup for it’s basic video game setup, i,e… a touch screen setup… But one that you had to work to actually get good at using!)
Ok with that said, the next thing that I wanted to mention, is the action in the game! I mean what you lack in lack of control difficulty in this game, you certainly make it up in other avenues, including game play!
Now I don’t mean just your basic interaction between you and the computer generated bad guys you are supposed to fight! No… I mean the whole thing! This game has some of the most realistic fighting simulations that I have ever seen on a mobile phone (with the exception of in a movie,) that I have ever seen, both in, interaction, and overall graphics!
And now for the story: As the shadow of the Blackest Night prophecy falls on every world, sheer will alone cannot save the shattered DC Universe. It’s up to you to lead a team of DC’s greatest champions to victory, but know this: peace can only be restored with a strategic mind. Experience the ultimate role-playing game packed with all of your favorite DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Join Superman, Batman, The Joker and more in a battle against Nekron. How will your choices affect the fate of the DC Universe?
Before I continue, let me ask you a question… Are you a Marvel fan? Or are you a DC Fan? Because Marvel came out with a similar style game (except theirs was actually a competitive fighting competition, as opposed to a role playing game… But the look is quite similar..)
Well folks, if you are a Marvel fan, and are looking for something to download on to your phone, that I am pretty certain that you are going to enjoy… Then check out, ‘Marvel’s Contest Of Champions’… It can be a fun one… But if you are looking for that fighting game from the DC Universe… Then this game is for you! I mean ultimately this game let’s you play as the best of the super heroes from the DC Comics Universe, it does have a fun story line and is surprisingly well made for a mobile phone game!
So if you haven’t tried this game out yet, then I highly recommend doing so… It is a fun game, that allows you to play as some of your favorite DC Universe!
But why take my word for it, check out this trailer… I think it will help give you an idea of why I think this game could quickly become one of those addictive games that you play while you are waiting to pick up your coffee in the morning, or while you are waiting for the bus… etc…