The gameplay aspects and mechanics of Lethal League both bring new innovations to the table while bringing back some of the older classics we all know and love from previous fighting game titles. Lethal League brings back all the favorite game mode types from throughout the ages, like free-for-all rumble and tag team rumble and allowing both online and local matches (and guess what, there is even four-person couch co-op!). But you are probably asking yourself, what if I’m not one of those online fighting people? Well for all you riding solo types out there, Lethal League has just the thing for you. This title provides a training mode where you can hone your skills to be the best fighter in the league and a challenge mode. The challenge mode is similar to the towers in Mortal Kombat, in which you fight a wave of different fighters to be the best of the best. Unfortunately, challenge mode never changes! You can change the character you play as, but the opponents never change their rotation. You fight Raptor first, then Switch and on and on down through the list of opponents.
The visuals and soundtrack for this title are rather solid and I couldn’t be happier with the appealing vibe that was given off. The visuals are a cool artistic style that reminds me a lot of street graffiti and fits quite well with the nature of most of the characters. The stage backgrounds also have an amazing presence throughout as most of them look to be dilapidated scenery or other landscapes when you think of cities overran by some deadly craze. Whether it is the sewers, a solitary confinement room, or a destroyed building, the backgrounds help brings the story together of what the world around our fighters is actually like. The soundtrack is high-quality and it features tons of jamming music from various artists. I’m not much of a music guy unless it comes to orchestral scores, but the developers did a good job and it reminds me of the music that would play on the selection screens of older sports titles.
In the end, Lethal League is a unique title that deserves praise for their ingenuity and is a game that I would recommend fighting game enthusiasts to pick up. While it did not please me throughout most of my playthrough, I do see the potential that this game does have. So, if you want to play a cool and interesting title, pick this up today!
*Note: A copy of this game was provided for the purpose of the review.