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LEGO DC Super-Villains Shazam! Movie Level Pack 1 Review

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April 10, 2019 at 3:52am

The LEGO DC Super-Villains Shazam! Movie Level Pack 1 brings a small portion of the movie into DLC form. It's similar in length to the other previous levels and has you fighting within a toy store. It's right from the film if you've seen it and takes place over a small portion of time.

There's a frantic pace, and you're practically racing through the level due to its setup. There's a small bit of conflict, but nothing special. It largely leads into the next part of this package, at least I'm guessing it does if I make the comparison to the Aquaman level packs. There were some neat elements to this DLC, they had boxed LEGO Batman sets that were taken from actual real lines.

I thought that was funny, really meta and weird to see quite honestly. The puzzles were fast to move through and there really wasn't anything to this level. It's a shame as the movie is fun, and they nail the elements of having Shazam have to switch from being just a hero here. You actually spend most of the time as the kid in this one. They just generally don't take this concept far enough.
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The Conclusion

The LEGO DC Super-Villains Shazam! Movie Level Pack 1 is disappointing as it doesn't really have much to it. I suppose I should get used to that at this point in the DLC cycle. Whatever the case, it's a quick run through a toy store. The meta elements in regards to the LEGO Batman sets were fun to see, did not expect that. There just wasn't much to do, and with the fast pacing of this level it went by super fast.

You get glimpses of the film in there and a full setup, it just didn't last long. I would suggest watching the movie prior to playing this if possible. It doesn't necessarily spoil anything, but it gives a rundown of the first part of the movie so it's probably worth experiencing that in a theater. I'm not a huge fan of the pack releases as there isn't really anything to them, but they give brief moments of enjoyment. You also get a selection of extra characters to play as, so that's a nice bonus for this.

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Rating Overall: 4.5

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner