Justice League Heroes

Format: PS2

5 021290 027657
Age Restrictions: 12+
24 November 2006

Brainiac and his villain cronies have developed a master plan to conquer the world and eliminate the Justice League forever. Using the extraordinary super powers and expert fighting techniques of Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman and other favourite DC Comics super heroes, players must join the Justice League to ultimately save humanity from Brainiac's destruction and the even darker forces that are lurking in the universe...

Justice League Heroes, is an action game featuring the characters from the DC Comics universe that make up the Justice League of America. You can either play alone (swapping between the two on-screen characters, or as a two-player game where each player takes control of one of the characters. The first level sees you play as arguably everyone's two favourite super heroes - Batman and Superman - as you battle your way through the levels destroying rogue robots. Other levels allow you to play as Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Zatanna and Martian Manhunter, as well as other unlockable characters.

Playing solo is fine and dandy, however the computer AI is notably not up to scratch on occasions. When you take control of one character, the computer controls the other. While, on the whole, it does an admiral job, you may notice that the characters occasionally get stuck in corners, or behind objects which is a little annoying. Of course, playing the two player matches does away with that particular bug (unless you're playing with an old timer with two left thumbs).

As you progress through the levels you learn new combination powers as well as being given the opportunity to upgrade specialised boosts for your superpowers. The game is played from the third person perspective and as you bash your way through your enemies they drop boost and experience orbs that help you power up your character.

The graphics of the main characters and environments is pretty impressive and it's a joy to discover that you can pick up most objects in your immediate surroundings - including vehicles, trees etc. In fact, there's something incredibly amusing (he said showing his immature side) about using Superman to pick up a giant tree and then using it to knock your enemy for six.

The voice characteristics of the main heroes are pretty impressive (with the notable exception of Superman who just doesn't sound right) and there's even the odd gag thrown in for good measure.

All in all, this is a pretty impressive game, although it can get a little repetitive a little too quickly. DC Comics fans won't be disappointed though. On balance this is a pretty good offering.

Nick Smithson

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