Injustice: Gods Among Us video game reviewWritten by Michael Siebenaler | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Injustice: Gods Among Us (Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment)
“What if our greatest heroes became our greatest threat?”
In the Nintendo WiiU game Injustice: Gods Among Us, the long-standing DC Comics franchise melds into a high quality fighting action game in the familiar arena format with highly destructible environments. This appealing visual production mixes 3D action with a 2D feel in cinematic style presentations featuring 24 core characters include Batman, Superman, Green Arrow, Nightwing, The Joker, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Lex Luthor, Cyborg, Raven, Doomsday, Black Adam, Harley Quinn, Solomon Grundy, Deathstroke, Green Lantern, Catwoman, and Bane. Player can enjoy the exclusive WiiU option where gameplay works on the TV or the GamePad, especially ideal when someone is watching TV.
Players learn advantages and disadvantages to each character and matchup information relating to every other character. This setup keeps the replay value high for incentive thinking players. As the response time and quick reflexes increase, so does the level of play. Load times are very short while customizable control schemes cater to all players at any skill level. The five difficulty levels range from very easy to difficult plus players can take advantage of the helpful tutorials and training sessions.
Light, medium, and heavy attacks are easy to perform along with super power attacks while players can always try the slightly more complicated stick/button combos. Players build up the power bar at the bottom then unleash a super power attack at the right time for devastating effects on their chosen enemy. The top bars represent the main health where players must first deplete a full bar then a second bar to defeat enemies. It’s a bit unnatural when the winning character resets their position after first bar depletes. Timing is paramount amid all the action.
The Individual stories, written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, blend together amid the single player mode, multiplayer mode, online mode, S.T.A.R. Labs challenge mode, unlockables, hero cards, and downloadable content. Veteran voice talent actors like Richard Epcar (The Joker) and Jennifer Hale (Killer Frost, Hawkgirl) enhance the strong production values. The audio levels and sound effect production values are great plus players get additional enhancement through the impactful controller vibrations. Developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Injustice: Gods Among Us comes highly recommended (****, rated T for blood, language, suggestive themes, and violence, also available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with collector’s, limited and battle (exclusively at GameStop) editions).
Players can also try the free-to-play mobile game on iPad, iPhone and IPod touch, which features a collectible card mechanic, 3-on-3 tag tam combat, and unlock content for the console game version (PS3 and Xbox 360 only) and vice versa (just register a Warner Bros. ID (WBID) account). Visit AppStore.com/Injustice.