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Ok, without a doubt this trailer is amazing.
However, putting on my game design wonk headset, I am still extremely skeptical about this game as a, you know, game.
Let's take stock shall we? Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman, along with Lex Luthor, need to save the world.
Uhhuh, and what do the characters players can actually play do while all this is going on? Fetch bear pelts to craft into backpacks and sell them in the JLA lobby? Sounds intoxicating.
One hopeful bit is if you are actually playing in the dark future, where Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are dead, and new heroes need to rise up to take their place.
I am skeptical DC as a license holder would want that though.
This is a problem with licensed properties in general. They have DMPC syndrome. It's in DC's interest that their characters are awesome, because that's the universe they make money off of. This is counter to what would make a good game.