- May 16th, 2017
- Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment / NetherRealms Studios
- Xbox One
Injustice 2 takes upon the formula of pitting DC’s biggest heroes and villains against each other and somehow makes it even better than it already was in the first Injustice game.
What truly works for Injustice 2 is that it does what so many other fighting games fail to do and that is making it accessible for all. For the novice players you’ll be able to do simple attacks, activate special moves, and generally feel like you are doing more than just button mashing (even if you do just keep it on easy mode). Even such things as combos can come rather easy with some other requiring 3 moves and being more basic while you are learning the ropes of Injustice 2.
No matter what mode you are fighting in Injustice 2’s reward and XP system will have you coming back for more. You level up both your player rank and individual characters and by leveling up and completing challenges and modes are granted different levels of loot boxes. These loot boxes can contain anything from new parts for your outfit that offer better stats, new specials, and new costume colors. Now you can buy stuff through micro transaction but I never felt the need to with how many different things you can do daily to unlock higher quality boxes.
One thing that will keep you coming back long after the single player story is done and completed and online play keeps destroying you is this new mode named “The Multiverse”. These are timed exclusive missions that have different objectives and can reward you with new gear and boxes for completion. They change out usually within a day or two often times less so you’ll always have something to come back to. What is nice as well for this is that you can outfit any character with a AI preset that lets the AI take control for you to run through these missions if you want the reward without actually playing it.
Injustice 2 is also one of the best looking and sounding games you can find right now. Environments are crafted with extreme detail, super moves take you on a roller coaster through quick moving sections, and close up on characters are insane. The game never seemed to not be able to handle whatever it was throwing your way and is easily the smoothest fighting out there right now. Sound wise for a fighting game it seemingly has more than enough distinct sounds to showcase whatever rapid actions you are throwing at it.
Even if you are skeptical about fighting games I just have to recommend Injustice 2. If you don’t know the ins and outs of the genre, they will walk you through it till you feel comfortable and for those with skills will be able to jump right in trying to perfect each characters massive combos. It’s quite rare to find a game that doesn’t have many flaws (I’m not really counting the fact that online will match you with someone who can devastate you because that seems common for these games). If you need something that you can sink large amounts of time into then look no further than Injustice 2.
Score : 8.5/10