Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League | Hype Check

Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League | Hype Check

With Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League now only a few weeks away, we wanted to touch base with some of our team to see how they’re feeling about the game. We’ve seen a range of media up to this point, from gameplay showcases and trailers, we’ve seen the press releases, and heard the talk, but how are we feeling? That’s where we’re bringing Hype Check into the mix; to get a gauge on what the prospective players are thinking. So here’s how we’re feeling about Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League.

Paul James

I really don’t know how to feel about Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League at this point. The court of public opinion is divided, with media who attended a preview being quite negative, fans who had a chance to play the closed Beta being far more positive. Now that the NDA has lifted I can say that I was far more on the side of my peers on the media side, and I didn’t play a vertical slice that should be amongst the best parts of the game. I’m worried, but also I have a level of faith in Rocksteady that I have in few other developers. Hopefully the stink currently surrounding the game can pass.

Stephen Del Prado

A franchise I couldn’t care less about, adapted into a game by a developer I should be really excited about is a bummer. I’m extremely fatigued by Superhero content and this game is not going to be the title that turns me around on the genre at this point, so suffice to say the needle isn’t moving at all. The dev cycle on games really is getting too long in the tooth when something like this might have done well 4-5 years ago as is only turning up right now.

Jess Zammit

Ugh, okay. See, here’s my problem. I’ve heard mostly negative things about this game. I think it’s chasing a trend that died years ago. It might be really terrible. But I love the DC Universe. I want to play as Harley Quinn so badly. Have other franchises absolutely butchered some of the most lovable DC characters already? Yes. But do Rocksteady have a wonderful track record when it comes to the IP? Also yes. I just really, really want this to be good. Maybe I’m a fool and it’s too much to hope for – but I want it so badly. 

Rob Caporetto

I’m not gonna lie: I see multiplayer game-as-a-service thing and my brain switches off. Hard. I feel the fatigue on superhero properties too, and as much as I enjoyed Rocksteady’s work on the earlier Arkham games, I can’t really see myself getting excited for this one.

It’s easier that way, if only because it’s one less game I have to shed tears for when it inevitably gets shut down.

Tim Henderson

The depressing thing here is that this is definitely a game that I could have been legitimately excited about. I have little doubt that the staff at Rocksteady could produce an excellent Suicide Squad game, but I also have completely zero doubt that the absolute wrongest people possible were put in charge of deciding what this game should aspire to be.

This is almost certainly going to be a train-wreck that will help the 2023 trend of industry lay-offs keep on burning, all while whoever insisted on this being a live-service title quietly walks into a quarterly bonus.

Renee O'Flynn

I didn’t even watch the suicide squad movie. Or is it movies? I have no idea. There’s too many super hero movies and they’re all too expensive. Considering I have no interest in the IP and nothing I’ve heard about it screams “good”, I doubt I’ll care any time soon.

Jason Hawkins

I’ve mostly given up on superhero stuff. I’ve never been a massive fan, it always feels with people with tonnes of power doing nothing interesting with it except beating up bad guys, with little understanding of how the power affects them personally. Using Rocksteady for a live service game feels tone deaf enough, but I was already bored with their Batman games at Arkham Knight and this has even less characters I care about. Hard pass.

Matt Hewson

All I see is a train wreck a comin’ one that even blind freddy could have avoided but the suits at WB clearly feel like they can get some of that sweet Fortnite pie. The sooner execs actually start listening to what players want, instead of looking at the success of one title (which clearly makes it an outlier and not the norm) the better everyone will be. 

That said, Rocksteady are as talented as hell so I expect there to be some genuinely entertaining parts buried among the games-as-a-service garbage that is sure to make my teeth itch.

How are you feeling about the rapidly impending launch of Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League? Let us know on our various social channels!

Time Until Launch (February 2, 2024)


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