Ever since it’s release I’ve been a big fan of the Mortal Kombat franchise, but NetherRealm Studios is not only known for its MK series. A couple of years ago they released Injustice Gods Among Us, a fighting game in the DC Comics universe. It looked interesting, but I must admit I passed on that one. The footage of Injustice 2 however got me curious. How good is it? Let’s find out!
In all honesty I can say this is one of the best fighting games I’ve ever played, though it took me awhile to get used to. For instance I found this game rather unplayable on my fighting stick, but after switching back to pad – something I should have done for Mortal Kombat as well – I started to fall in love with this game.
NetherRealm Studios did a fantastic job in the graphics department. Just look at this game! Characters and especially the facial animations look stunning, making the character interactions during the story mode or even at the beginning of the match very convincing. This type of production value surpasses even games in other genres. Triple A stuff!
“the game even shows the frame data for all the special moves inside the moves list, something that will please even the most hardcore players”
Gameplay in itself looks pretty simple with only a light, medium and hard attack and a different dedicated super hero skill for each of the playable characters. But the rabbit hole goes way deeper than you might think. Meter burn, juggles, super moves, clashes, level transitions, … Without explaining what they all mean, rest assured they provide more than enough depth to keep you wanting to play more. The game even shows the framedata for all the special moves inside the moves list, something that will please even the most hardcore players. This should be included in every fighting game. Take note!
Injustice 2 features more than enough content to chew on. Online warriors can expect a more than solid netcode laying a perfect foundation for casual or ranked play. Nothing more I can say except the competition is brutal … or I’m just not fast enough anymore … Must be getting old!
“another big part takes place in the Multiverse where you can level your characters in different fights earning you items along the way”
Besides multiplayer, Injustice features a big single player part, and boy is it good. The Story Campaign is perhaps thé best I’ve ever played, and looking at the ending I hope there will be a DLC addon. Please make it happen! Another big part takes place in the Multiverse where you can level your characters in different fights earning you items along the way. Items? I didn’t mention that already did I?
Yes, items! In my opinion this is one of the most engaging parts of the whole game. Playing matches in single- or multiplayer earns you items not only giving your character a completely different look, but also raising your stats making you able to complete more difficult challenges. The game even features shaders to change the color of your character. It’s more than clear NetherRealm Studios took a great example of Destiny. Item farming in a fighter with random drops is absolutely brilliant! You can even join a 50 player guild to tackle some of the harder challenges together!
“another cool part is due to the release of the new Wonder Woman movie, NetherRealm Studios included the whole costume set from the movie in game to unlock”
Another cool part is due to the release of the new Wonder Woman movie, NetherRealm Studios included the whole costume set from the movie in game to unlock. It’s stuff like this that’ll keep the fans engaged for a very long time. Way to go! This is how it’s supposed to be done!
With recent releases of Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, Tekken 7 or the long anticipated Street Fighter V update, these are golden times for fighting game fans. And looking at the complete and future proof package Injustice 2 offers, this game should be on top of their list. The fact that these days I don’t know which fighter to play anymore says more than enough …