DC Legends

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Fun but dense strategic fighting game feels unbalanced.

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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Strategy, fighting elements can be confusing to new/younger players.

Violence

Plenty of superhero violence, but nothing shown close up, when bad guys are defeated, they disappear in a puff of smoke, while heroes just lie unconscious. 

Sex

Some costumes on heroines are a bit skimpy. 

Language
Consumerism

Players can advance their characters via in-app purchases. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that DC Legends is a strategic fighting game that features most of the familiar names and faces of the DC Comics universe. Players fight invaders from another dimension, and while combat is a big focus, there's no blood or gore; enemies disappear in a puff of smoke, while heroes lie unconscious. Players can improve their heroes by play or paying real money for bonus items. Costumes for heroines are somewhat skimpy as well. Learn more about what the developer does with your personal information by reading their privacy policy

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What's it about?

In DC LEGENDS, players collect heroes from the DC Universe to fight off invaders from another dimension. The focus is on the action, where choosing the right heroes can make all the difference, depending on your opponent's vulnerability. Battles are simple affairs. Players tap to attack and either deal damage or take damage until they win. Players who want to focus just on team building can hit the "fast-forward" and "auto" buttons to let the game play itself. After progressing to level 10, players can battle against other live players in a player vs. player arena. 

Is it any good?

Strategy games are inherently deep, but sometimes can be overly complicated; this game is never sure if it wants to be a basic brawler or a deep strategic title. Ultimately, that indecisiveness hurts both sides of DC Legends. That said, the battles are fun -- especially when it comes to figuring out who best to match against opponents. And the strategy in where to invest your upgrade points makes you think before just acting on instinct. It's other upgrades and areas where it gets a bit overwhelming. There's almost too much going on in the game. The violence might be a bit much for very young kids, but it's nothing compared to what you'll find in other titles. If you're a super fan of the DC Universe -- and you can either embrace or ignore the complicated interface -- this could be a fun bit of escapist action. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what makes someone heroic. Is it fighting for what's right, is it saving people that can't protect themselves, or some other standard?

  • Talk about allocating resources. How do you decide where it's best to spend -- and when to save?

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