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Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a Major Disappointment

This game was rough. It was disappointing because when it was revealed a couple years ago, it had a great trailer that got people really hyped for the game. But once the gameplay was revealed, that’s when everyone turned against it. With the thoughts that it would be a multiplayer game where you could play with friends, with a good story, it ended up being a live service game.

All four playable characters of the Suicide Squad (Warner Bros.)

Rocksteady was the studio behind the game, which was the same studio that made the games in the Arkham series. But I think the reason it was made to be a liveservice game was because of pressure from higher ups in the studio. Rocksteady developed and wrote the Arkham games with interesting stories, characters, combat, and accuracy to the character of Batman.

It’s unfortunate that it takes place in the universe of Arkham Batman, because it’s such a huge downgrade. This is also the first time we’ve been introduced to the Justice League in this universe, and instead of getting to know them or even play as them, you’re immediately given the goal of killing them. All of the boss fights with the members of the League are also extremely anti-climactic, once you beat them they just fall over and it’s done.

It had so much potential to be one of the best superhero games in recent years. The formula was all there, but fell flat with the combat, story, and many inconsistencies. You’re given the choice of playing as Harley Quinn, Deadshot, King Shark, and Captain Boomerang. 

The gameplay is fun within the first hour or two but it gets very repetitive. You’re constantly just jumping around using guns, shooting, upgrading your guns, and shooting more guns. Boomerang and Deadshot are by far the most fun characters to play as, because they’re enjoyable to traverse with and use within combat.

Traversal is one of the better things in this game. Every character is really fun to run around the city with. But it doesn’t help all that much that Metropolis is barren and doesn’t have much content.

Fellow student, Trenton Salvo also mentioned about the game, “It wasn’t too great. One of the biggest complaints I’ve seen about it is what they do with Arkham Batman, and a lack of character and writing for the other Justice League members.”

Seeing how this game could’ve been so good and paved the way for more superhero games, is extremely disappointing. Instead of creating a fun game with a decent story, characters, and gameplay, we get a liveservice online game which is at the price of $70. The price is probably the biggest crime of them all. 

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Josh Arreola, Staff Writer
Josh is a junior at Canyon Hills High School and a first year staff writer in Journalism. He likes movies and playing video games. He also spends time sketching and drawing as well as listening to music.
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