Injustice: Gods Among Us – Fighting Game Review
Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U
Release Date: April 26, 2013
Developer: Netherrealm Studio
Injustice: Gods Among Us is an interesting and pretty unique fighting game. It’s not for every one, we’ll say that but if you try it, it’ll take you to unexpected adventure. Let’s just say it’s a mixture of numerous comic book heroes. Not just any heroes, some of the greatest heroes. Imagine Superman, Caped Crusader versus Green Lantern, Joker or Raven Roth all in the same game. It’s an unusual but exciting journey.
Plot is very interesting and surprising. You certainly wouldn’t expect to see Joker tricking Superman into killing Lois Lane. Of course, he’s not aware that he killed Lois Lane. Joker is smart. He made him believe he’s fighting his old enemy Doomsday. The darkest moment is probably the fact Lois was pregnant with his child. Pretty cold, isn’t it?
A few years later, Superman has conquered the world. Green Lantern is fighting alongside Sinestro. Raven Roth had fallen for her father’s evilness and Cyborg is using all his skills for wicked things. It’s almost over until some real heroes come into picture.
We must mention that plot is kind of silly sometimes. Maybe it’s not the right choice of words but it has some pretty ridiculous parts. For example, sometimes there’s no much balance between enemies in the battle. Imagine Superman fighting against Catwoman, regardless Kryptonian nanotechnology pills (see?). It’s hard to avoid the balance issue there. Also, you will probably get beaten by Aquaman on every occasion when you meet online.
Plot is told through several characters – focused chapters. It may be annoying and tiresome from time to time but also extraordinary. There are smaller interactions between both versions of great characters.
What happens when some of the biggest world’s heroes meet in a battle? A spectacle happens. It’s the magnificent spectacle. We don’t even need to mention how great battles get to be. It’s titan against titan fights. The whole Earth shakes when the battle begins.
Sound and Animation
The sound is at high level on the scale. It’s very important part of every game and developers have done a great job in this one. Animation is also delightful. Every important move is followed by splendid animation and sound. It makes you being more interested in using different skills and moves.
The game is special in that way that every player, never mind his experience and skills, always hopes he will win. No matter what, you’ll feel as you’re on step away from glorious victory.