'Injustice: Gods Among Us' - Video Game Review

 

InjusticeSince as far back as I can remember, I was always more of a Marvel guy over DC when it came to comics. The personal taste I guess, but I still consider myself a pretty big DC fan. While not familiar with ALL the mythos, I do know enough about the DC universe that when I purchased Injustice: Gods Among Us, I couldn't wait to see what kind of story was going to unfold.

And, boy, was I not disappointed . . .


In all honesty, I purchased the game after word got out that not only was it a great fighting game but that it also had an incredible story. This is kind of unheard of for a fighting game. People don't care about a story if it gets in the way of their brawling. Given that DC and Warner Bros. have a lot to catching up to do if they want to get an Avengers-style Justice League movie up and running, I looked at Injustice as probably my best bet for a JLA "movie."

To say much about the story, however, would give away all the fun and surprise, but I will say that it involves multiple universes (hence why the same character can be fighting him/herself) and for the most part, answers the questions as to how someone like The Joker could fight Superman without getting destroyed in the blink of an eye. Does it all make sense? No, not really, but you totally buy it when it's happening, because the game is just that fun.

I was expecting Batman to be my go-to character this game (voiced by the always awesome Kevin Conroy), but, surprisingly, when I finally completed the Story Mode and ventured into Online Versus territory, Aquaman became one of my favorite characters, as did Green Arrow; both have fun and quick playing styles that I enjoyed.

Finding a game online is simple, and I'm glad NetherRealm used a similar format to their last Mortal Kombat game. Finding matches is a breeze, though, like most online fighters, you're going to have to get through a plethora of cheap players and button mashers. I consider myself above average when it comes to fighting games, but even I had a few "control chucking" moments against my online opponents. Luckily, you can choose Beginner lobbies for more evenly fought matches, if you so desire.

There's a lot to love in Injustice: Gods Among Us, and it's a must own for any DC universe fan. I'd even suggest it to fighting game fans who aren't even familiar with the comics, because, as a whole, it's still a solid and well-made brawler.

 

 

Last modified on Friday, 21 June 2013 01:34

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