Review: Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League – A Wild Ride Through Villainy and Chaos

After a considerable break since the release of the last installment in the iconic Batman Arkham series, fans’ patience has finally been rewarded with another foray into the expansive DC universe courtesy of Rocksteady Studios. However, this time around, Gotham City takes a backseat as the spotlight shifts to the notorious Suicide Squad, injecting a fresh dose of unpredictability into the narrative. With familiar landscapes replaced by new battlegrounds and the morally ambiguous characters of the Suicide Squad stepping into the forefront, the stage is set for an entirely different gaming experience. But does Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League live up to the hype? Let’s delve into the chaos and uncover whether this departure from the norm is truly a worthy addition to the DC gaming legacy.

The Suicide Squad has to wipe out the Justice League

The story of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League takes place in the city of Metropolis, where Brainiac started his invasion, turning people into his minions. The antagonist wants to deprive the planet Earth of its life-giving resources, and abandon it afterward. Right from the start, it’s obvious that Brainiac controls the Justice League. Our task is to stop the Superman’s team and put an end to the ongoing invasion.

The gameplay developed by Rocksteady Studios is extremely engaging. You need to find the right tools to exterminate members of the Justice League. In the meantime, you come across another comrades, who also are willing to stop the invasion. The developers came up with astonishing cut scenes, which reveal many funny interactions, involving Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang and other characters. I can honestly say that every character from Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has a lot to offer.

Embark on a Solitary Journey

Despite the fact that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League revolves around the concept of a game-as-a-service, single players won’t be disappointed. I beat the game pretty much on my own and had lots of fun with it. During the single-player mode, we are allowed to freely switch between the characters, and many missions encourage us to do so. For instance, Harley Quinn is fixated on quests involving Batman, and, as Joker’s lover, she inflicts greater damage and gets more experience points.

If someone asked me what genre Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League falls within, I would say it’s a third-person shooter with four characters to switch between. The developers deserve praise for making four diverse characters. The world to explore is huge, and it has a perfectly handled travelling system. Although, fast travel is only available further in the game, and it’s exclusively possible at the Suicide Squad headquarters.

Gameplay Mechanics

Mainly, the gameplay comes down to shooting and making relatively short distances. It may sound mundane, but it has been sewed up so well that it gives the player nothing but pure joy. I just love how Deadshot uses his sniper rifle to take down several enemies at once. After a few direct hits, you can launch a booster, or throw a grenade at a group of mutants, opening machine gun fire on them. There are so many possibilities, when it comes down to the combat system, that it makes my heart pound. Every character has certain special moves, which are worth their weight in gold, when facing hordes of enemies.

To my mind, boss fights truly are a strong suit in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. As you travel through the open world, you come across some bigger mutants or heavy machinery, such as tanks, and, of course, the members of the Justice League, who, as the title suggests, need to be bumped off. My favorite duels involved using tricks to get the job done. As I’ve said, the battle scheme is nothing too complicated, but it’s been done so well that it makes you wanna come back for more.

I’ve already praised the amazing cut scenes, but I need to mention the honed faces of the main characters. The developers did a great job, which resulted in an awesome cast. Personally, I loved Harley Quinn’s and Captain Boomerang’s facial expressions. The duo steals the scene many times, making players laugh themselves silly.

Graphics

The graphics are decent at every stage of the gameplay and during exploration of open spaces. Maybe, it’s not the heights of perfection, but concerning a whole bunch of things that happen on the screen at the same time and the effects accompanying them, one can honestly say that the visuals are truly satisfying. You shoot a lot, gunning down hordes of enemies, and, at the same time, another foes come from the background… all of this makes for a real and pleasant chaos.

Nevertheless, players need to bear in mind that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is an Internet based production. So, if you lose your connection or the servers get turned off… you won’t be able to play it. The developers completely discarded the offline mode. Currently, every action taken in the game goes through the servers. However, this situation may change in the future. Even when you’re planning to play solo, the game still requires connection to the Rocksteady Studios infrastructure.

Conclusion

Is Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League really worth playing? Rocksteady Studios produced a fascinating story with a state-of-the-art shooting system and engaging boss fights, not to mention the outstanding characters. Well, there are some things that need to be worked on a little more, but overall, it’s a good shooter and a must-play title for every DC Universe fan.

 

Game is available on: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows (https://store.steampowered.com/app/315210/Suicide_Squad_Kill_the_Justice_League/)

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