GamingReview: DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power

Review: DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power

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I’m sure you’ve been asked who your favourite superhero is on hundreds of occasions at this point. So who would you respond with? Batman? Superman? Captain America? Well, have you ever thought about what their life was like outside of being so idolised? Do they have a normal life? Do they attend school? What do they do in their spare time? Luckily, DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power lets you live through all parts of the day to day life of our heroes. 

Fun for everyone

DC Super Hero Girls started as a cartoon on Cartoon Network, and due to its extreme popularity, Teen Power was released so fans could live the lives of their favourite heroines. Following the story of SuperGirl, BatGirl and Wonder Woman, you are set with the challenge to explore the fantastic world of Metropolis, meeting more beloved characters along the way. With a cast entirely narrated by the original voice actors, you really get to know each heroine. And before you know it you’re saving the world side by side. 

As someone with no prior experience in the franchise, I was skeptical to suit up and start this adventure. I didn’t really know what to expect, but after playing it for just an hour I had gained a whole new appreciation for the franchise. Characters are witty and fun, and you gain such an insight on the world behind saving lives and kicking butt. Rather than following a single narrative and living the life of one character, you take on the lives of all three. You also get to witness the villainous demise of DC characters, like Poison Ivy who I definitely admired growing up. Although this is a great feature, and you never find yourself bored of the cast, I couldn’t help but feel frustrated when the main characters didn’t realise that their high school besties were their counterparts in crime. 

More than enough to explore

The storyline is as expected of a superhero game. Fight any crime that comes your way and save the city from potential peril. You’ve heard this a thousand times I’m sure, but it shouldn’t put you off. I’ve been a fan of superheroes much like everyone else, and so I feel like I’ve seen it all. DC SuperHero Girls: Teen Power is not worth sleeping on because of this though. There’s something so refreshing about experiencing something entirely new. Even if that is just living the life of an undercover teenage hero. Going out for ice cream has never felt so exciting, much the same as attending highschool. I felt smug going about daily activities as BatGirl, because no one around you knows. Now I understand why it feels like the biggest secret anyone could ever tell you. 

Just because it’s based on a cartoon certainly doesn’t mean that it is easy. I really appreciated that DC SuperHero Girls: Teen Power is a challenging game. You have to work hard and put in the time to progress, much like if you were a superhero. Things don’t come easy, and even with a magical whip or the ability to fly, you still have to work hard. And I definitely did. I spent hours buzzing about Metropolis without even realising. There are hundreds of challenges and quests to complete, so it’s not short of content either. 

Final thoughts

If you’re looking for a lighthearted, action packed experience then I cannot recommend this game enough. Even with no prior experience with the wonderful world of Teen Power, this game is an enjoyable and arguably an unforgettable experience.

SUMMARY

Join the fight as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl from the animated series DC Super Hero Girls, and save Metropolis from the tinkering terror of Toyman! With the city in danger, even frenemies like Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Star Sapphire will need to band together to help protect the town. Each Super Hero and Super-Villain has a unique set of abilities: for example, Wonder Woman uses her warrior skills with the Lasso of Truth and Flying Shield while Harley Quinn wields her Pop Roulette blaster that fires off mischievous effects to do both a little good and a little bad at the same time.

+ Enjoyable despite no experience with the franchise
+ Fun for everyone
+ Simple controls despite engaging gameplay
- Twitchy camera during combat
- Storyline is lacking
Kara Phillips
Hi I'm Kara and I am forever spending my days diving into realities far from my own.

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