Batman and Superman are at it again – an epic showdown for the ages. The Justice League is in shambles and a huge array of heroes and villains duke it out over a series of world changing events. Injustice 2 picks up right where the last one left off and is easy to pick up and play. I got it last night and played for awhile, long enough to give my rapid reactions.
Starting off, the fighting system is more of the same, with some minor tweaks that make the combat run smoothly. As you play more and more, you can build your characters up and make them stronger/faster/cooler using credits/loot boxes. This is a welcome change, as Injustice 2 is much more expansive because of that. The combos in this game can get insane, just a FYI. Once you get good at combos, it is possible to keep enemies in the air for the majority of the match. As someone who is not very good at fighting games, this can be frustrating at times, but it does force me to practice and get better.
Over 30 playable characters, plus 9 DLC and a plethora of skins, this game is a comic book nerd’s dream. I did like the skins in the last game, as it was really cool to fight as the Joker from “The Killing Joke” or the “Red Son” Superman, but the new skins and armor give the player a really unique experience and allows people to level up and work on their favorite characters.
The new Multiverse mode has many hours of bounties and goals to reach, which I have not fully dove into but it seems like something I will enjoy. Having the options for classic battles, epic match-ups and familiar story lines, the Multiverse allows the player to have something other to do besides the story mode. Online seems to be stable right now, we will see how well it works but with such a big release and the fact that it is 2017, I am not too worries about the online longevity.
Story mode is great, as the cut scenes are beautiful and at times it feels like you are playing in a real time movie. On the flip side, having to fight as different characters in different times of the story might feel annoying but I like that it makes me have to get better with a lot of different styles. The voice acting is top-notch, as it was in the first Injustice and the graphics are as good as they can get, super slick. The upgrade system is a lot to handle but as you keep going, it makes more sense and makes Injustice 2 that much cooler. Getting new armor that gives you cool abilities and changes the look of each character is really fun and obviously can take a long time to level up.
Also, Emo style Joker? No thanks. One mega negative as an avid Batman fan.
As a huge comic book fan, the Injustice games are a must have for me, even at $60 for a fighting game. If you love DC, this game is amazing. If you love fighting games, you will really enjoy the combat. If you don’t like either of those things, stay far away because this game would not be for you. I really have enjoyed my first few hours with this game and can see myself playing many more.
Look back here on Mammoth Gamers for a full review of Injustice 2 later on this week!