I love fighting games and I enjoy super heroes, while I prefer Marvel I still enjoy DC. The developers at NetherRealm Studios did a great job combining classic 2D fighting gameplay with the over-the-top elements from Mortal Kombat that have made them very well-known. Honestly, I am not a fan of Mortal Kombat, too bloody and gory for me, but since this is not Mortal Kombat I am really into it. It has its flaws like slightly unresponsive controls, but all in all it's fun and perfectly balanced. Not only that, but the cast comes from previous DC shows such as Justice League and Teen Titans, which is really awesome. If you love fighting games, get it. If you love super heroes, get this. If you love both, get this.
Personally, I've always been more of a fan of Marvel Comics, but I must say, this game is exceptionally done. The graphics are top notch, the gameplay is smooth and natural, and the combat features are clever and creative, such as environmental interaction, level transitions, and meter build up to incredibly animated super attacks. Plus, the story mode that was featured in single player was very well done, as it flows naturally between cut scenes and battles. Speaking of the battles, they fit in well with the story and were not random matchups, like story modes in most other fighting games. Each character was very distinct from one another and were each fun to control, with their unique movesets that were not only combat effective, but were creatively incorporated from the characters' capabilities in their past adventures. A few of the problems with the game is that movement within each fight was pretty slow, even with The Flash. I found it difficult to move around the battle field at times and could easily be interfered with by my opponent before I could get to the point I want to get to. However, I can understand the lack of effective movement, as the playing style is meant to focus on purely fighting. Also, I do not like having to pay for DLC content, like alternate skins or new characters. And since the game only supports Gamepad controls, this game does not support offline multiplayer, as only one Gamepad can be used per system. But overall, this game is very enjoyable to both old-time fans of DC Comics and people new to the series. The combat style, as a unique and quirky feature, actually felt like fighting in a Super Hero movie. However, I do recommend playing this on other platforms unless this system is your only option, or you have bad eyesight and would like to play the game with the Gamepad screen.
That's right this game surpasses every game out for Wii U. The story and cutscenes are very well made. The user interface and combo system is very personalized, letting you do just about anything you want.
Like me you may not be that into fighter genre games or comic book characters for that matter. Trust me when you get this game all that will change. You will master a character and then have a certain connection with the one you chose. This game is best described as easy to learn difficult to master.
If you are competitive you will find this game that much more enjoyable. What are you waiting for, get the best game out for Wii U!