NetherRealm Studios is back with possibly the highest anticipated fighting game of 2017, Injustice 2. The entire buildup for the original Injustice was a huge success delivering an amazing story and crisp gameplay, creating its own identity rather than being an MK clone.
Injustice 2 does an awesome job picking up right where it leaves off from its predecessor. Beginning with the story mode, you begin as Power Girl, Superman’s cousin, in Krypton with Brainiac destroying everything around you; home is lost in one of the most tragic ways imaginable. Meanwhile Bruce Wayne is seeking to possibly imprison or release Superman (no spoilers), leading gameplay back a few years where Superman and Batman’s son Robin turns on the Dark Knight.
Time has passed and Brother Eye has been created; a new technology that warns when trouble is coming or is already lurking thanks to Harley Quinn who is now on the right side of justice.
So what is the action like? Pretty close to the first Injustice as you can string together small combos, perform special attacks and wagers. The fighting did seem a bit sluggish at times though overall took a step in the right direction all things considered. It’s when you’ve learned and understand the timing of each character does the controls begin to feel more fluid. And once you do, gameplay and mechanics are magnificent.
Multiplayer is available as well of course offering both local and online options. Aside from versus, which is through local 1v1 and online, the most played mode will indeed be Multiverse as it has its own mini-stories which unlocks loot for characters, similar to Mortal Kombat’s Living Tower challenges. Yes, Injustice 2 delivers a great deal of upgradable perks for each character as you level up and gain strength in different areas pending on your play style during each match.
Just as its predecessor each environment is eye-popping with incredible detail, also enabling you to interact with various objects and perform certain moves that allow you to knock an opponent from one environment to another. And as the original Injustice, It’s an awesome sight. Cinematic scenes were breathtaking on the other hand which has me genuinely looking forward what’s to come this May.
Online connectivity was great until it wasn’t as a few times I found myself in a match with poor signal and considerably a great deal of lag. But the experience was awesome, unless it was me taking a beating by the Injustice Gods around the world.