Kill the Justice is off to a bad start with poor reviews and low player counts – WGB

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Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has been a controversial game ever since it was announced, and now that it’s out, it’s gotten a pretty bad reception, at least based on the numbers.

SteamDB, which tracks all sorts of stats for the PC platform Steam, shows: Suicide Squad has a maximum simultaneous player count of only 13,459 It is currently only the 18th best-selling product on the platform. To put this in some perspective, Marvel’s “The Avengers,” a superhero live-service game with an equally short single-player campaign, had a peak player count of 29,916 on its first day. Did. Meanwhile, Gotham Knights scored 24,138 on its release day.

Of course, Marvel’s Avengers would end up going offline as player numbers became increasingly dwindling and unsustainable.

Suicide Squad has a single-player campaign, but the focus is on delivering a steady stream of content over the next year, making it essentially a live-service title, although the word live-service is is somewhat difficult to define precisely. The point is that a game like this needs a decent audience, especially if it has undergone a long and expensive development. Remember, this is the first game Rocksteady has actually released in about a decade.

Of course, we don’t know what kind of numbers will be shown on consoles, where it is much more difficult to collect reliable data. However, I do know that here in the UK it topped the physical sales charts.

Reviews also don’t paint a very positive picture of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Review aggregation site Opencritic gives the game a “weak” score of just 62. Based on 30 previous reviews.

IGN’s Simon Cardy gives the game an attention-grabbing shot He only scored it 5 out of 10. Here’s what he had to say in a long and well-written review: “Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a very frustrating game to play. There’s some snappy combat and you can enjoy it, but everything else just falls into place around it. Engaging mission design is almost non-existent and the looter/shooter mechanics are tired. It’s a boring, grotesquely repetitive postgame with little to keep you interested.”

Aaron Bain of Push Square However, he was more optimistic, giving it a 7 out of 10. He writes: “Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a complex game. I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if Rocksteady had chosen another traditional single-player title. That’s because the dual personality at the game’s core prevents it from reaching the heights of the developer’s past works. That said, despite plenty of complaints, there’s no denying that the game is fun. It’s not, but it’s engaging from start to finish, the lateral combat is really great, it’s a lot of fun to play with friends, it’s one of the best looking games on PS5, and it’s an absolute dream. It works. and, As far as live service games go, it’s becoming a richer and more complete offering. ”

Also, kudos to Push Square for having someone named Bayne write a review for a DC game. I don’t think it was intentional, but I couldn’t help but laugh.

Gareth Chadwick “Six Axes” He agreed that Suicide Squad is a game with ups and downs, writing: “Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a perfect example of how live services suck all the energy out of a gaming experience. The story, characters, and gameplay are all good to great. Things vary, but the missions get stale quickly, the few bright spots in the loot system are sullied by all the other chores you get, and the story and characters pretty much evaporate once you play through them. Reaching the endgame.”

For me, the worst review comes from Skill Up, who put out a 45+ minute video explaining the game. His review concludes with a brutal critique of the future of the game. “I don’t see how this is going to survive. It really doesn’t. In fact, it has less to do with a disappointing campaign or current lack of endgame content and much more to do with the fundamentals of what this game is.” I do not believe that the combat model is robust enough to withstand the long exposures required for live service. I believe it is too much work.”

He also lamented, like many others, that Rocksteady had gone from one of gaming’s greatest trilogies to this mess.

However, while reviews by critics aren’t great, user reviews on Steam seem to tell a different story. Currently rated as “very good”. There have been claims that negative reviews were somehow removed, but no evidence of this has actually been found, nor do developers have the ability to remove reviews from Steam pages.

Naturally, not all reviews on Steam are deeply helpful. For example, some people praise the game but say it’s not worth the MSRP. There were also more useful and fairly positive opinions, such as Steam user’s ArtdeckNL. I wrote the following: “Despite being excited about the match, I went into it with some skepticism due to the negative press coverage. My enthusiasm had waned due to the negative sentiment over the past month, but… I decided to jump in and form my own opinion. To my delight, I discovered a well-crafted and fun game.”

Or as Steam user MisterJaay (another perfect name for a Suicide Squad review) said: “I’m not usually a big fan of looter shooters and have a hard time finding fun in games like Destiny. But I’m having a lot of fun with this game so far. The build is manageable. is fun, the gameplay loop is satisfying, and all the characters are unique enough for anyone to play.The story was okay, but I’m not sure if people were wondering if this was the end of Arkham Batman. I can understand being upset. I’m not going to claim this is the best game ever made, but it’s ridiculously fun and satisfying to play. At the end of the day, that’s all I needed.”

So let’s talk about confusion. Opinions seem to be quite divided, and in true Internet fashion it’s hard to understand everything. Many of the positive reviews on Steam seem to be trying to counter the very negative perception this game has been portrayed in the media, but in doing so, they seem to be trying to counter the very negative views this game has been given in the media, but in doing so, it seems like they’ve swung too far in the opposite direction. It seems difficult to trust because of the

My guess? This is a decent shooter with a solid campaign let down by some vague writing and anticlimatic boss fights. The live service aspect is difficult to judge. We’ll get a little more clarity once the first season of content is released, probably next month.

I’m on my way out to finally open up a copy of the game and play with it. A review is expected in the coming weeks.

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