Saturday Morning Superheroes (E3 2012)
Young Justice: Legacy is going to be a real treat, not just for the fans of the Young Justice television show, but for anyone who loves multiplayer action RPGs. Warner Bros. has always handled its DC license right, and this upcoming title published by Little Orbit will be no different.
The story of Young Justice: Legacy takes place between the huge gap of the first and second television seasons, with the writers from the show (Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti) working on the actual storyline. Gamers will be able to select one of the 12 playable characters (with more available in future DLCs) and hop into the game with two other friends using either online or local multiplayer modes. After all, what would YJ be without teamwork?
Young Justice: Legacy is still in heavy development, but I had a chance to take a look at the current build at this year's E3. Utilizing a top-down perspective, Young Justice: Legacy will pit three gamers up against an army of baddies. Your super power skills and brawling abilities will be put to the max along with your ability to work as a team. Players who choose to go solo will still go through the game with three characters, but an A.I. system will control the two other heroes. I was explained that each character will act as a different sort of fighter. Some heroes will be support types, some will be tanks and others will DPS. YJL sort of reminded me of those classic PS2 Baulder's Gate games, except much quicker and entrenched into the DC/YJ universe.
I did get to see a boss fight with Bane too. This is where I could see that three people controlling each hero would be quite fun, utilizing specific powers to aid their other companions to victory. As I said before, this will also be an RPG, so leveling up and skill building will be in the final build of the game. However, it wasn't yet available in the demo I saw. The guys at Little Orbit were excited about this title, and I couldn't help but feel their excitement too. With the writers of the show on board and my love for multiplayer drop-in, drop-out games and action RPGs, I'm looking forward to the final game of Young Justice Legacy.
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