What’s up everyone, KB Kronic here with a review for Nether Realm’s newest title, Injustice 2. I’ll be going over some of the things I liked about the game, some of the newer features in the game, and the very few things I’m not to fond of. So with all the technical stuff aside, let’s get to it.
Like most fighting games, I feel like the replay value of Injustice 2 is going to depend on why you chose to buy the game. I’m not big into competitive gaming but I picked up Injustice 2 for a few reasons. First off was how much I enjoy Nether Realms work. I started gaming in general because of fighting games, one of the first being Mortal Kombat. Another reason I picked it up is because I enjoy the Injustice story line. I know just the basics about the DC universe but Injustice 1 pulled me into a story that made me want to learn more about the characters I already knew and now some I had no idea existed. The final reason ties into the second some what. The roster for Injustice 2 just seemed to get better and better with each release, We still only know 3 of the 9 DLC characters! So out of the gate I’m excited for the game.
Gameplay Likes and Dislikes
The gameplay has it’s ups and downs. One issue I had with the first one and I’m still having with the second is how clunky some of the controls and combos feel. Maybe it’s just me and my lack of interest to be a combo god that melts through a bar of health instantly. When you’re tearing though and enemy, I feel like it should seem more fluid and not clunky and forced. Once again I’m not a pro player by any means, just giving my veiw on it. One thing I love however, is the new item system they have implemented. Effectively when you achieve certain goals in the story missions and the Multiverse Mode, you have a chance to unlock loot boxes called Mother Box. They come in Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond, and Platinum. Each box gives you things like game currency, items to increase the stats of you characters as well as appearance, and shaders to change the overall color of the characters armor. I haven’t gotten to much unlocked personally given the fact I just finished the story, but it all seems to be pretty straight forward for the unlocking process.
Next I’ll go over the Multiverse mode abit. Multiverse mode gives you challenges you have to complete on planets that cycle in real time. Once you have unlocked this mode, you choose a planet, then choose a character, and complete the challenges listed on that planet to complete it and earn various rewards. Each planet is only available for a certain amount of time and you may need a higher level charcter to complete some challenges. I’ve seen the times vary on these planets from 119 hours to as low as 2 hours so keep checking back for updated planets.
For the final bit of game play goodness, we have the story. Like I said before, I’m not really into DC so to have me deep in my feels right out of the gate with the story is impressive. Without to many spoilers the story picks up just about exactly where the first left off. Bruce Wayne is giving his account of the actions in Injustice for a court or some type of council. You play through as he tells about Superman’s fall from glory and how his son Damien Wayne was with him during the capture of Superman. After this you get to experience the war between Batmans group, the remaining followers of Superman, and the army assembled by Gorilla Grodd. As you can imagine this leads to a few pretty intense battles as well as just a cluster of everyone hating everyone and the occasional neutral party showing up and either making things worse or giving an assist. Two examples of this are Atrocitice attempting to make Hal Jordan a Red Lantern and Swampthing chasing people out of his swamp after collateral damage wakes him up. The Grodd forces end up being a lead in to the invasion by Brainiac and that’s about where it all goes into the end game. The story is a solid 13 chapters long and has 2 endings. You wont be able to get both endings as easily as I expected but you can get both after beating the chapter and completing the prerequisite things which I believe is do 70 fights in story mode. I myself only have one ending which as I expected would upset me.
Overall the game is really enjoyable. Is it competitive worthy? I’m not the one with the answer to that. Is it something to enjoy for a little while and occasionally when you have friends over? Absolutely! If anything I’ll be playing the game every time a new DLC pack is released or continue playing until I have my favorite heros/villians at max level with the best gear… Like any other MMO type loot system I suppose. Either way I highly suggest giving this game a try even if you only Redbox it for a day, you can make it through the story and potentially get both endings.
That’s all I have for this review. I hope it sparks some interest or gives you that last little push you needed before dropping the $60. I was hesitant myself but I’m glad I did. Until next time, y’all have a good one.