Injustice: Gods Among Us was released today for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U. Here’s what the critics had to say about the Xbox 360 version.
Break out the bat signal, DC Comics’ first fighting game since the abominable Mortal Kombat crossover is here. All of the updates you’ve read right here on The Inquisitr have led to this moment, when NetherRealm released what is probably the best fighting game this year.
Injustice: Gods Among Us was designed with the input of novices and veterans, and people who generally hate Mortal Kombat, to give us something we fighting gamers actually wanted. All of that input paid off, and you can finally prove once and for all who would win in a fight between Superman and Batman. Heck, even Aquaman is here and kicking some ass.
The control scheme from the Mortal Kombat reboot is still there, which isn’t a bad thing. Considering the general praise that game received, it was a good idea not to fix what isn’t broken. Even the Stance button is back, though for now it seems to only give us the opportunity to see both sides of the character, and possibly do a Bruce Lee style taunting dance.
The single player story mode starts out with Joker having done the unthinkable. He nuked Metropolis, killing everyone Superman ever knew and loved. That’s gotta be a mind job on the man of steel, as he’s supposed to be an example to all of humanity, and now he’s been given all the incentive in the world for flat-out revenge.
Cutscenes not only give us a fantastic introduction to the arena we’ll be fighting in, but also give an explanation to how the less powerful heroes and villains can take on Superman and Green Lantern.
Speaking of arenas, everything in Injustice: Gods Among Us is as interactable as you want it to be. Things like gun turrets add a dimension of environmental hazard to a fighting game that’s already full of superheroes who want to beat the tar out of you. You can even shove your opponent into another part of the stage if the opportunity strikes. It gives the action an incredibly brutal, explosive feel.
Injustice: Gods Among Us is every bit the DC Comics fighter you wanted it to be.
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