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POSTED 22/5/17


INJUSTICE 2

NetherRealm Studios/WB Games



Sequels can be- hang on a moment...

THWACK!

That’s better. Sorry, we just had to punch Superman again. Because we can.

KRUNCH!

The first superheroic spin on Mortal Kombat, Injustice: Gods Among Us, was cool. It took characters that even non-comic types were familiar with, added several newbies for them to get to know and love, and let them get down to seriously dark biffo. It boasted a deep but surprisingly easy-to-be-half-good-at fighting system.

GLURPP!

It wasn’t broken, so it’s much the same, just with a few oomphiness tweaks. New fighters come, again including several we’d never heard of, but that doesn’t mean that DC fans won’t be rapt at making the likes of Gorilla Grodd, Cheetah and Firestorm (Milton the Monster’s cousin?) their meat puppets. Then there’s the debuts of such classics as Poison Ivy, Supergirl and Swamp Thing. Characters seem fairly well-balanced, although Deadshot can spam death from a distance (only frustrating if you’re on the receiving end.)

BOFF!

The musclebound story mode rocks. A superb follow-on from the original, Superman’s in prison, while Batman’s trying to fix everything. Seriously Batsy, take a break, man! Meanwhile, the ‘Multiverse’ offers shorter weekly challenges.

QUNCKKK!

Online offers the usual suspects, and worked seamlessly for us (usual dickheads excepted). You can even send a team of fighters out into the big wide internet world and watch them farm loot, without lifting a finger (well, beyond the odd ‘X’ button tap between screens).

ZLOPP!

Loot?! Yep, there’s now a ‘Gear System’, whereby you get ‘Mother Boxes’ (read ‘loot boxes’) for various accomplishments. These randomly – very randomly - drop upgrades for all characters. If you want to guarantee goodies for your fave fighter you just need to keep using them and you’ll nab stuff as you level up.

KLONK!

Possibly the most fun serious fighter we’ve played, even without knowing every single button combo (and there are heaps) you still feel you’ve a chance in Injustice 2. Plus, of course, you can smack several shades of shit out of Superman...

KAYO!

take me back to the start...

 



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