Injustice 2 is a Game for Comic Fans

It just feels like a love letter to the comics.

Injustice 2 is a Game for Comic Fans

Injustice 2 is the newly released sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us, and honestly it's taken the first game and fixed its problems, and added so much more. It's a refreshing change, and makes the game feel that much better. That's not to say it's without its issues though.

The graphics of Injustice 2 are gorgeous, letting you see every detail of every character, from the small changes in costume with different gear, to Black Canary's hair flipping throughout a fight. The backgrounds are amazing as well, from the building details in Metropolis to the roller coaster ride in Joker's Playground. Everything looks great, and the frames flow quite well.

The sound goes the same way, with every sound being perfectly in tune with the action. If the fighters are on the right side of the screen, then it's the right speakers that play the most sound. Hits were just loud enough, and the background noise was just quiet enough to not be distracting, but just loud enough to be noticed. All in all the sound in this game is incredible, and makes the experience all that much better.

A screenshot of a fight between Superman and Batman

The characters of Injustice 2 are another great point, utilising some of the staple characters like Batman and The Flash, but also some more underrated characters like Firestorm and Blue Beetle. They all come together with witty lines and great interactions. Altogether the characters of Injustice 2 make the game what it is.

The gameplay leaves a little something to be desired, as it uses the same engine as the Mortal Kombat series (who's engine could definitely use some tweaks for a smoother experience), but also changes up the buttons a little bit. Instead of having quick kick and hard kick, and quick punch and hard punch, each character has a low, mid and high attack, each with varying damage. As well as this, each character also has a "character power", which is unique and can be used in varying ways. The environmental actions work great most of the time, although sometimes when you want to just attack with something, you jump on it instead.

The story, from a narrative point of view, is probably he weakest point of view. If you're not familiar with the Injustice comics, then you probably won't understand Superman wanting to kill, or the scene that happens towards the end with the three main female characters (you know the one).

But if you have read them, then this storyline is everything you want from the game. It takes the comics, and pushes the storyline further, imagining what would happen in this storyline of the events of the game were to unfold. The storyline for me, as a devout DC Comics fan, was the best part of an all round incredible game.

All in all, Injustice 2 exceeded my expectations, of which there were many, and absolutely destroyed its former. This may not be the best fighting game in the world, but as a comic book game, it more than excels.

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Alex Nash

I'm an aspiring comic book and video game reviewer, hoping to one write for a company like IGN. 

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