InJustice 2 Review

PlayStation Xbox One

Is there no justice when playing a sequel? Lets find out as we review InJustice 2.

 

Story

Batman struggles against Superman’s regime, as a new threat appears that will put Earth’s very existence at risk.

InJustice 2 story starts where the original Injustice ended. Batman and Superman are at odds over how justice should be served. During their heated disagreement, Brainiac decides to make his move to conquer Earth. Lines are drawn in the sand.

The story itself is fantastic. I won’t go into too much detail to keep from spoiling the story mode. Lets just say, you will not be disappointed.

While the scenes are pretty lengthy, it’s really good. Sometimes I forget that there is a game to be played. You do have the option of skipping the story from the pause screen but why would you.

In fact, the only time I would consider skipping parts of the story is if I have to sit thru it more than once.

Graphics

Injustice 2 is very good from a visual standpoint. When you stand back and admire the graphics, you can easily see the impact NetherRealm had on this sequel. If you don’t remember who they are, just look at the work they also put in on the Mortal Combat franchise.

The exciting thing regarding Injustice 2 is that the graphics carry over from cut scenes to actual game play flawlessly. You may see some slight tearing depending on what you are using to play the game. I played the Xbox version on the Xbox One S and there were no issues to speak of.

Game play

Most fighting games can get pretty repetitive but I didn’t find that to be the case with Injustice 2. Each character has their own set of moves to master. The more you play with that player the better you will master them and level up in the process.

The customization is very welcoming but also frustrating. When you begin unlocking customization for characters, you will realize that a chunk of the upgrades can’t be accessed until you reach a specific level for that character. I would have rather earn customization that you can use right away.

Letting characters interact with the arena is brilliant. This keeps things interesting. Swinging off a light fixture or knocking someone thru a wall never seems to get old. The character special moves in Injustice 2 is a joy to watch, even if you’re the one getting pounded into the pavement.

Summary

I can’t think of a fighting game with a better story. The story is immersive, making you feel engaged in everything going on. In this day and age, stories have become a lost art and a high commodity.

In most fighting games, you start to feel the repetitive feeling. I’m sure if you play it long enough that will be the case, however, Injustice 2 does a great job with trying to keep it as fresh as possible.

If you’re looking for a great fighting game, you would be hard pressed to find a game better than Injustice 2.

Good

  • Good Graphics
  • Great Story
  • Fun to play

Bad

  • Upgrade system could be better
9

Amazing