Injustice 2 for all!!!
Injustice 2 continues the story from Injustice: Gods Among Us, which was an instant hit from Netherealm Studios, who also helm the Mortal Kombat Franchise, taking DC’s greatest heroes and Villains and taking the comic world and twisting it to have the world’s greatest heroes become their greatest Villains. This follow-up also delivers another solid fighting game with lots of extras to keep fans playing for quite some time.
The story continues a year after Batman has taken down Superman and his Regime (with help from another worlds Justice League). Now a new threat looms over earths mightiest heroes as Brainiac has arrived to collect all the knowledge of Earth before destroying the Planet and its inhabitants.
It is up to Batman and his new group of allies to save humanity and the planet from total annihilation. This story has many plot elements that effects each character you both play as and come up against, which keeps the story well-paced and also allows you to pick one of the two characters involved in the story during certain selected chapters.
I highly advise that when you play story mode, to take note as who you played as in each segment, since you have the ability to play again and get the alternate and true ending to the game if you go through all characters and their cinematics.
Netherealm keeps the gameplay familiar with characters from the previous games having the same moves, with some having new variations or styles. Character clashes also make a return to tip the scales of each battle and new super moves using the same simple two button combination to execute also make a welcome return. I do wish that they added more than one super move per character, since much like the first game, they are fun to watch to begin with, but when you could possibly use them twice per fight, they do get stale rather quickly losing the enjoyment originally given.
Fighting feels tighter with better balancing and keeps the enjoyment without a steep learning curve. If you have trouble with ayour current fighter, try using Practice Mode to get to grips with their moves and combos. New characters also have a similar feel, depending on if they are more suited to speed, strength or agility. A casual player should give each character a chance to see who they are best with and dedicate to using them, especially if they wish to take their fight online.
Each individual character can be levelled-up by playing as them; which allows you to unlock more needed currency or XP to equip different gear onto your character to not only make them look different, but also make them faster, stronger or able to take more damage. Injustice 2 adds a type of RPG element where you can change your characters look and stats – this helps if you would like to take the battle online, whilst also giving you a goal to unlock more gear in story mode, single player or Multiverse mode (see the Content section further down).
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Retro game fan, comic book reader, board game lover and film fanatic. I have loved videogames since I was 5 years old after visiting my first arcade, I have grown up with gaming since having my Atari 2600 then Commodore 64. I ended up building my own career crafting pixelised characters and have had the pleasure of meeting many of my retro gaming heroes who developed some of my absolute favourite games.