gamers (75%) found this review helpful
I'm sure most people were disappointed with Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, as I was. And as they redeemed Mortal Kombat with the reboot, I guess they felt they had to do the same to DC too, and successfully so! It improves over MK vs. DCU in just about every way, and in just the right fashion. The story is actually very creative and engaging, which is unusual for a fighting game. The gist of it, without spoiling anything, is what would happen if Superman wasn't the Boy Scout that he is? Gameplay wise it runs way smoother, I don't really prefer the more clunky 3D engine of MK vs. DCU, but here they took full advantage of Mortal Kombat 9's engine instead. But this is NOT a MK 9 clone. If they just slapped DC skins on MK 9 and called it a day, then it wouldn't have worked. While the gameplay is largely similar to MK 9, stylistically it's really a whole different animal, and should be viewed as such. I don't know about anybody else, but I didn't really go into this hoping to see Superman rip Batman's spine out (as much as he could do so). That just doesn't work for DC, and it's not such a strict professional martial arts tournament style as in MK 9. Which works just fine for the latter, but if you were to have a fighting game composed of superheroes, they would be picking up cars and smashing through buildings, with the stage crumbling around them, etc. In short, what this game lacks in Mortal Kombat style sickening over the top violence, it makes up for in DC style crazy over the top action, neither of which were found in MK vs. DCU. It's everything that MK vs. DCU should've been. Rather than dumbing it down to reach a T rating, here they took the more logical approach and pushed the T rating to get the most out of it. With a healthy sized roster and a strong cast of DC veterans to represent them, this is not one to pass up. DC fans such as myself will just eat this up, but if you're a fan of Mortal Kombat and/or fighting games, it'll still be a blast for you too.
posted by StormShadow826 (TUCSON, AZ) Apr 18, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
I am not one to play fighting games but I decided to give this one a chance due to its comic nature. I was pleasantly surprised by the great flow in the story mode. The reason I dislike many fighting games is because they never seem to get the transition into the fights to make sense or work. Injustice did a great job lining up the fights but still keeping you enveloped in the story. The story is short but like wise if it was too much longer it may have gotten repetitive. Injustice makes up for this by increasing its other gameplay options. It has over 200 challenges to complete in the STAR labs mode and a battle mode, similar to an arcade mode, with many different challenging circumstances. It also has the multiplayer aspect which is done very well and has more than just your average battle with another online player. There is plenty to unlock in the game and a plethora of things to do outside the story and all the characters are available to play with so playing with friends right out of the box is instantly fun. If you like fighting games this is a must get game, if you are on the fence I would suggest at least renting it to experience a great fighting game and story.
posted by Ironspark2491 (PORT ORCHARD, WA) Apr 17, 2013
Member since Feb 2013
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
I had this game in my GameQ way before it came out. It was so worth the wait!!! The story is amazing and keeps you playing till the end. The story may be short, but trust me the story is great. The combat is cool too. As Batman, it feels like the same combat from Batman Arkham City. The only thing I would say is the down side is the controls but other than that the game's fun. I would go on and on about this game but it's more fun if you to check it out for yourself.
To me this game is worth a rent and a buy (for those who want to fight than do the story)