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YMMV / Young Justice: Legacy

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  • Enjoy the Story, Skip the Game: While the game has been universally panned, the story does fill some gaps between seasons 1 and 2. Most fans will recommend that others just watch the cutscenes and read Red Arrow's journals.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: Depressingly, Little Orbit, the company that developed the game, was acutely aware of this trope and talked a big game about averting it, and showrunners Weisman and Vietti tried to help by giving them a canon story to tell that filled in some of the timeskip backstory that the show just couldn't spare time for— this game tells us how Kaldur found out Black Manta was his father, how Aquagirl died, and even hints at how Wonder Girl met the team. Their ideas were good, but the game was pushed back multiple times, until its release was months after the show's (initial) cancellation. The product we got looked shoddy to say the least, with clumsy graphics and clumsier gameplay. As noted above, the story and the show's actors are right up there with the rest of the franchise, but the game part is uninspired. Considering that the Wii port was canceled and the 3DS port utilized turn-based combat rather than real-time combat like the other versions, as well as having the DLC characters available from the start rather than being purchasable later, it's... probable that some circle of Development Hell was reached at some point.
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  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Only Artemis, Superboy, Aqualad and Nightwing have spotlight in the story. Kid Flash and Miss Martian are barely present and the rest of the team is either absent or have a minor cameo. Most frustratingly, Aquagirl remains behind as Mission Control until the climax where she gets kidnapped and then she sacrifices herself. For a game that was mostly about showing the circumstances of her death, you'd think they'd try to develop her even a bit.

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