INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US
PS3 (also on Xbox 360, Wii U)
never trusted aliens ’round these parts.
From wanting to
crush, kill, destroy us in Plan 9, Independence Day,
Mars Attack-ack-ack-ack-s! and more, to even
supposedly cuddly ET managing to bring Atari to its knees (causing
another form of crush, kill, destroy in New Mexico), they’re
Despite all his rah-rah, pop-poms a-go-go, “Woo
USA!” posturing, Superman’s also an alien. Which, naturally, means
we’ve always known that he can’t be trusted – and he’s certainly
started showing his right prick colours. Nobody believed us. Well,
who’s laughing now, huh?!
Of course, the Joker’s the one
laughing now, having drugged Supes into submission enough to make
him do a bad, bad thing, after which the Joker stopped laughing –
and the alien who never worked out where his undies should go done
did it. Then he shed his Joy Division phase to start a New Order...
cue multi-universal fun!
From the Mortal Kombat
people, Injustice is a Batman-heavy collision of that
revered fighter – OTT special moves and all - with the DC Comics
universe. You can dive straight in as any of 12 goodies or 12
baddies (assuming we can count proper-like) in one-off bouts or
series’ thereof, or storm a story mode with cutscenes that don’t
shit you while awaiting more biffo.
Anybody who’s ever
assailed MK will know each character’s move set is huge, and
mastery is vital for progression. It’s similar here – to do real
good-like you’ll need to go beyond mashing buttons more furiously
than Grandmaster Flash’s cohortical quintet. Mind you, stupify the
skill level downwards and even the hyper-inept will still enjoy.
If you dig on deep fighting games and DC you’ve got everything
here, but even if you’re only into one or the other there’s heaps to
worship – fan service oozes from every pixel. Hate both and, well,
suffer, ’cos we think Injustice is super (thanks for