posted by XBOXREVIEWER (PALMETTO, FL) Oct 12, 2014
Member since Aug 2011
Disclaimer: I'm not a particularly skilled gamer, so my review may not be helpful to most. The Good: The characters look and sound quite good (for the most part), the combat is fun, the "rage" moves are inventive and entertaining, and the movie cut scenes (while lengthy) can be amusing and serviceably dramatic. The Not-So-Good: For a fighting game there is simply way too much plot. There are many instances (especially later in the game) when you would like to be able to take control of your character outside of the one-on-one fight scenes, but you are left watching the action go by. I found blocking opponent's blows in this game pretty difficult (block high, block low) given the speed of the attacks (see above disclaimer), and pretty much just stuck to trying to knock the snot out of the villain, which turned out to be an o.k. strategy. More pre-fight challenges would have added spice to the combat, and the The STAR Labs Missions are little more than dressed up fight scenes (some make very little sense, while others are just frustrating). Overall, Injustice: Gods Among Us might have been better if it had been retooled as an action-adventure title rather than as a pure fighting game; as it stands, the game is fun but player involvement can seem limited despite the detailed story and frequent battles.