Today, it is hard to imagine a world without superheroes. For many years, the “war” has been raging between the DC Comics and Marvel houses and many video game adaptations continue to attract audiences around the world. If in the beginning it was only about simple American “comic strips”, the magic moved very quickly and for more than 80 years, men and women wearing tights and capes have protected the world we know. But everyone knows that a good superhero is nothing without a faithful sidekick! Fortunately, to save the universe, Superman or even Batman can rely on their friends: Krypto and Ace. Krypto appears in Adventure Comics issue 210 (March 1955). When Jor-El, the father of Kal-El (the future Superman), realized that Krypton was destroyed, he sent a test rocket into space with Krypto inside. The rocket disappeared into space and arrived on Earth long after Kal-El arrived. Although he looks like a normal Terran dog, Krypto has the same superpower as his master, and thinks like a human. Ace debuted in Batman #92 (listen)) and smoke partner of Batman and Robin in their fight against crime. If the two “super animals” have been around for a long time, their appearances in video games are amazing. But thanks to DC Krypto Super-Dog: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace, players can finally control them!
Before we begin, let’s walk around for a moment DC Comics. The origin of DC Comics dates back to the year 1934 when Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholsonformer US Army Major, founded the company National Allied Publications. The latter, unable to make his little gem alone, join forces Harry Donenfeld and Jack Liebowitz who manages the company that distributes comics in National Allied Publications. However, only in 1938 that the first issue ofAction Comics in April 1938. This comic will change the world of American comics, because Superman, the first superhero, appeared there. The publisher does not expect this character to be successful and if Superman is on the cover of No. 1, he was replaced by other characters. However, this is easily doneAction Comics saw an increase in its sales and this is due to the presence of Superman. DC Comics then became the most important publisher. A comic strip dedicated to Superman distributed from January 1939 and a second comic book, entitled Superman start the same year. In 1939 again, in the 27th issue of Detective Comics see Batman did this Bob Kane and Bill Finger.
Now that everything is clear, it’s time to test. With DC Krypto Super-Dog: The Adventures of Krypto and Aceplayers are out of control Superman and Batman but, as the name suggests, Crypto and Ace. Referring to the animated film that was released a few weeks ago with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, the latter offers us to wear the costume of super-dogs and update the plot of Lex Luthor. The story is simple: stray animals are lost and Lex Luthor is again responsible for this mess. Like Justice League there are other fish to fry, so it’s up to their pets to unravel the mystery and get the pets.
A game designed for children:
As for the game itself, it’s like going through fifteen levels and honestly, that’s not what we expected. Each of the levels offers us the possibility of embodying Crypto hope Ace and travel at the height of Metropolis. We fly on a linear path that curves around skyscrapers, while shooting Lexbots trying to slow us down. One button is used to attack, another is used to dodge and two more are used to activate the special abilities of our characters and their allies. The ally’s ability is selected before the mission is launched. We can choose between PB (the pig of amazing woman), merton (the turtle of Flash) Where chips (Green cat Lantern). Levels are divided into checkpoints, with enemies rushing us, overtaking us or holding onto buildings to send missiles at us. Unfortunately, there aren’t many enemies inside DC Krypto Super-Dog: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace. A new enemy is added every five levels or so, and there are fifteen levels to play, so there’s no need to Brainiac to understand that different enemies are a problem…
Another downside is the graphics. We tried the game Xbox One and Xbox series and we have the impression of playing a game that was released fifteen years ago. The sets are empty, the animations are the same and on top of that, the music and the voices of the characters quickly become unbearable. This may be a game intended for a young audience, but it feels like the smallest… As said above, the levels are small and so are the enemies. Fortunately, the mini games add to the life of the title which is still relatively short. In fact, it is possible to collect animal cards that represent stray animals that have been stolen The ex. By collecting them, we open a kind of “pension” that allows us to play with them and feed them. Once its gauge is full, it can be offered for adoption where people can interact with the animal based on their likes and dislikes. An owner second in a hula hoop championship? It can be a pet companion who likes to hula-hoop.
An emotional upsurge:
This is, in general, a very unpleasant activity. We’ve already mentioned the lack of enemy variety, but the levels themselves are what we lack. At the height of Metropolis, in broad daylight, on every level, we don’t feel like we’re moving on or going anywhere. All the levels look the same, and while the artists are sometimes clever enough to lower the camera into traffic or the side of a skyscraper, it’s impossible to hide the lack of new things to see or do. DC Krypto Super-Dog: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace also failed to take away the joy of handling an arwing or space harrier. Enemies that stay on the periphery of the screen are very difficult to target, simply because the game keeps pulling you back to the center, as if you’re afraid of falling off its roller coaster. You have to fight with your dog to shoot around the edges of the screen, but that also makes you an easy target: you stand when enemies shoot at you. More often than not, the best course of action is to ignore these distant enemies.
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It’s hard to recommend DC Krypto Super-Dog: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace. If the game is aimed at a young audience, the high price and the lack of interest it arouses weigh on the final score. Only fifteen levels, few enemies, outdated graphics… we had trouble finding assets for it. Too bad because Outright Games has enough to make a quality game with a great lore. But the fact of offering a rail shooter clearly limits the angle of maneuver…
DC Krypto Super-Dog: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace
- Completely French
- The colorful universe
- Simple to manage
- The soundtrack is very repetitive
- It’s too short!
- Graphics to check
- The price