When the heroes of DC get sent to another dimension, things really get heated. In Injustice: Gods Among Us, 24 characters from the comics duke it out – from Batman to Superman to Joker to Catwoman and so on.
But this is one game that you will need time to get used to – the learning curve here is rather steep. On top of the basic moves and the combo moves, you have to deal with moves that let you block and escape some attacks, attacks that send characters flying all over the place, a showdown system where you make a bet against the opponent, and using some objects in the arena as weapons. This is one game you just can’t pick up and play.
The main part of the story takes place in an alternate dimension where Superman rules with an iron fist, and it’s up to some of the other heroes to get the needed muscle in order to bring down the Man of Steel.
The Story Mode takes place over 12 chapters, and each chapter revolves around one character – and four fights the character has to win in order to move the story along. I liked some of the story, and the voice overs were really good, but there were parts that felt excessive (where you go right from one fight to the next in order to make the four fight quota for every chapter)– or confusing (just who belongs in what dimension and who are the good guys and who are the villains?).
But it’s still fun to beat the heck out of some of DC Comics’ famous characters, and it wasn’t too tough for me to get through the Story Mode (some players may find it too easy).
When you’re done with that, you can take on challenges – like beat 10 characters with a select character, beat every character in the game, beat 10 characters within a set time limit, or start every fight at only 25% health
Or you can have fun fighting online.
Injustice: Gods Among Us is a fun fighter to play, and fans of the genre ought to go get it. But the leaning curve may make this game too tough for some players – which is why I say rent it before you get it
posted by Mynameisvalet (LEWIS CENTER, OH) Apr 22, 2013
Member since Apr 2013
This version has no DLC, lag, no way to play with friends, and it makes me realize, OMG NINTENDO, REMAKE YOUR D-PAD, IT SUCKS FOR FIGHTING GAMES. I CAN'T DO HALF THE COMBOS BECAUSE IF ITS A PRESS THE TWO OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS, YOU HAVE TO SLIDE YOUR FINGER ACROSS THE D-PAD TO DO IT FAST ENOUGH AND IT WILL MESS UP BY THIS 90% OF THE TIME. iF YOU HAVE ANOTHER CURRENT GEN CONSOLE, STICK TO THAT VERSION. That will be all.