We hadn’t heard much about DC’s Justice League: Cosmic Chaos before the game launched. Still, when I saw one of the trailers for the game at the editor’s office, it seemed like an interesting title. DC’s Justice League: Cosmic Chaos promised to be a game that is playable for all ages. The game again comes from the hands of Outright Games whose titles we have had the pleasure of reviewing quite a few lately. Outright Games is known for games like Gigantosaurus The Game, Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventure and many more kid-friendly titles, among others. So today we are going to talk about DC’s Justice League: Cosmic Chaos which was recently released and you can read our findings below!
In the game, you play the story with the following three main characters: Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman and you continue to control these three throughout the game. You can change the characters with a simple button press. In the battles you can use combos and the further you progress the more you unlock for the different characters in terms of skills. When you deploy these skills you need a while until those powers start filling up again and you can start reusing them. The further you progress in the story and complete missions the more skill points you can start to accumulate and put those back to use to upgrade your characters. This is actually a nice little RPG addition to the game.
The game is set down as an open world title set in the town of Happy Harbor. In the opening movie, you see right away who the bad guy in the story is and this story involves Mr. Mxyzptlk. Mr. Mxyzptlk’s goal is to become mayor of Happy Harbor and this is actually most of the story you will encounter in the game.
The nice thing about the game is that it can also be played in co-op and this gives you the feeling you want in the game. If you play the game on your own it quickly becomes monotonous so it is best to pick up the game with a friend and blast through the game together. There is little variety in the game in terms of combat, so if you want some variety, you’ll have to use the special abilities that you gradually unlock. Throughout the game you will also encounter artifacts in the form of new useful equipment that allow you to take less damage, deal harder blows, you name it. Unfortunately, these artifacts don’t do very much special since the game itself is simple.
What is nice is that the differences between the characters are quite present though. You can see this by the special attacks of the characters. Where with Superman as a special attack you can freeze the environment with your breath, Batman can use his bats in combat and Wonder Woman can use her lasso quite a bit.
You will also unlock support heroes later in the game such as Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg. These then provide extra help in the game to deploy. I only used these once to test how it worked and then not again. You can tell that DC’s Justice League: Cosmic Chaos is made for a younger audience because it is not very difficult. The story is also not super deep and neither is the gameplay.
Graphically, the game looks fine. The game is very colorful and has a nice cell-shading jacket with it. The game does not have super graphics but it is fine and fits the style well.
In terms of voice-acting, I am surprised though. The voices fit the characters well and come across as very realistic. So too bad what I said earlier about the inferior story that more was not used.
What is also nice in the game is that you can unlock different costumes for the characters. These do not make your characters stronger but are a nice addition to the movies of the characters. You can unlock these costumes early on in the game and you will get an explanation of where this costume was worn. So this could be from movies or comics past or present.
DC’s Justice League: Cosmic Chaos is a fun upbeat game that you can let the little ones enjoy but in some ways is also fun for the older ones. The addition of the co-op feature is a lot of fun so you can go banging through the open world together. So the game is fun for young and old but is more of a snack.