posted by TheSolly (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Aug 28, 2013
Member since May 2009
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Injustice. Not being a fan of either DC nor fighting games in particular, I rented it without much expectation. Instead I found myself genuinely having fun.
The story is typical comic book nonsense, but DC has been ever bolder with adult themes in their games. What the story lacks in length it made up for in at least not being pre-teen prattle.
Like most fighters, button mashing will carry you only so far and actually learning the various combos for a given character is usually rewarded with total dominance over anyone that hasn't.
Story mode is just fluff for fighting games anyway and the real meat is in the multiplayer. There is nothing that stands out in the duel mode itself, but Injustice leans heavily on environmental damage making each arena as deadly as punches to the face.
The sheer amount of combos means many have very similar inputs, and often you are rewarded with your character doing exactly the wrong thing. But rarely is any one mistake a complete death sentence as powerful attacks tend to send you flying out of range.
For sheer spectacle, it's a great game. The combat feels limited in dimension, but conveys the kind of impact super powered creatures would pack. Kicking an enemy thru half a dozen walls just feels right for Superman to be able to do.
Fighting games seem to stick to a formula of tiny story modes barely connecting fights, piles of combos, and some franchise that nostalgia keeps pumping life into. Injustice is one of the better games that fits neatly into that paradigm.
Injustice is a solid rental, but unless fighting games are your thing, unlikely that you'll find yourself reaching for the wallet to make a purchase.
posted by Fergboy20 (LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, OH) Aug 25, 2013
Member since Aug 2013
This game might be one of the worst fight games i have ever played. The controls are not responsive enemies are super difficult and not to mention some of the achievements are close to impossible. Take my advice and do not get this game.
posted by Grizmok (SALT LAKE CITY, UT) Aug 17, 2013
Member since Aug 2013
When I read about this and got it was expecting a so so fighting game, way way better then I thought. This is a must Play, Graphics are so great and the game play is as weel, the moves are flipping awesome. If your big on fighting games, your gonna love this one!