Average User Score: 7.9Apr 16, 2013For starters, i'm not a huge fan of fighting games or comics. The most i know about superheroes come from movies or from other videogames.For starters, i'm not a huge fan of fighting games or comics. The most i know about superheroes come from movies or from other videogames. Although i never really got into fighting games, Mortal Kombat (2011) was one of the best fighting games i've played in a while. So when i heard that Netherrealms was working on a fighting game with some of the most popular superheroes, some that i've heard of and others that i haven't, i was excited. I picked up the game a few days ago and can say that it's a great fighting game!
First thing i played was the single player. I didn't really think about the storyline very much as i was awaiting the game, but when i played it i was surprised at how good it was. It asks a very intriguing question, What would happen if the superheroes that needed to protect us, became our enemies? Even worse considering that one of the superheroes is superman. I don't want to spoil the game, so i'll keep most of it a surprise.
The only issues that i've found with the story line is that it's pretty short. I was able to finish it in 5 hours. And that's after dying several times. Another issue, and it's really not that big of an issue but some might be annoyed, is that the cutscenes don't look very good. It's weird to see a game in which the actually gameplay and fighting has better graphics than the cutscenes.
The fighting is pretty smooth. If you like the fighting of MK (2011), then this will be very similar. The long crazy combos are possible, but one will have to put a lot of time and effort into practicing. What i did was pick my favorite character and just spent the entire time getting better with them. The reason that picking one character is best is cause each character is completely different. All 24 are broken up to into power and gadget characters. The names are self explanatory. The power characters are slow, but powerful. The gadget characters are quicker and rely on longer range fighting. Although there are two types of fighters, each fighter in one of the groups is different than one another. Flash, a gadget character is very different than joker. Superman is much different than Lex Luthor. Each character also has a "special power". These are unique, although some are similar, and make fighting very exciting. Bane's super power is that he absorbs more Venom into his system, making him temporarily more powerful. Flash has a power in which he slows down time for a short time. So it's easy to see how game play will change depending on who you're fighting.
Another interesting addition are the supermoves and clashes. When you fill a bar up you have the ability to do a powerful and very violent move that severely damages your opponent. Although some are a bit underwhelming, most are really satisfying. Clashes are pretty simple too. Both you and your enemy wages energy from your bar and whoever wins gains some health and the loser loses health. These change the gameplay up very well. One moment you could have a good lead on you enemy, and the next you're in trouble. This may sound cheap and annoying, but it actually works very well.
One cool addition is the leveling system. You can level up as you fight. Experience points are gained after every fight. From online, to story. As you level up unlock tokens that unlock many different things. From costumes to music. This keeps the life of the game even longer. Which leads to the next thing, STAR labs. These are a set of 250 mini games. These contain many different kinds of games. Some easy, some pretty hard. I spend a pretty good amount of time on some some of them. So far i've only accomplished 40 three stars accomplishments and i've played for the past day. So you can imagine how much time will be put into the rest of them.
In the end i'm really glad i bought the game. I see me playing with friends and strangers online for a long time. Also adding the fact that there aren't many other competing fighting games releasing this year makes Injustice my "go to fighting game". Anybody who buys the game will also be waiting on the 4 DLC characters being released in the next few months.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.3Nov 21, 2011It is pathetic what so many nerdy fanboys choose to do just because they didn't like the game. MW3 is far from being the the best COD, andIt is pathetic what so many nerdy fanboys choose to do just because they didn't like the game. MW3 is far from being the the best COD, and this comes from a real COD fan and player. The game isn't a 10, but just because people want cr@p all over the rating system, why should it by putting a rating it doesn't deserve? So far this year i've played many sequels: saints row 3, assassins creed, Uncharted 3 and many more and i would love for somebody to tell what major differences those games have from their predecessors? Hell, the only difference between Uncharted 2 and 3 were a couple guns and the ability to customize their characters! and guess what? i didn't care! i didn't go on here and give the game a 1 just because of that! This just proves that rating systems from average users are BS and it makes me questions every other rating on here from users! are they legit or are they from a bunch of pissed off 12 year olds? this game isn't a 10, but it's farther from a 1! or a 3.2! i give this game 8.0. While it looks similar, the gameplay is far from the same. The support classes which help team members are good for players who want to help their team out and don't care about K/D, something that wasn't available in previous CODs. And the fact that taking over bases and going for the objectives helps towards your pointstreak helps a lot in making the game more objective based. But i guess that first thousand reviewers who chose to review in the first several hours of the release date wouldn't have know that. What if people would have done that for fanboy games like BF or Halo? omg, we would have a bunch of pissed of cry babies. I thought the single player would have sucked, but even though it was short, i've played through it 3 times (one time on veteran) and am planning on going a fourth time to find all the intel and get all the trophies. It's sad when you see the rating system so messed up. Only 252 people gave it an average review? in my opinion all the negative comments should be in the yellow review area! at least then the reviews would be more legit! What's sad is that the negative comments backfired on all the fanboys. If the reviews would have been around a 6.0 or a 7.0 then people would have taken the reviews seriously and decided not to buy it, but every person i know that read the reviews here laughed all the no life losers who had nothing better to do that give the review a 1. There are no games that have sequels that are truly reinvented and the ones that do are usually terrible *cough* Call of Juarez *cough*. And yes even battlefield 3 had literately no differences! it's just prettier and has jets! please tell me any other differences? the snipers work the same! the game modes are the same! yes it has a lot of guns, but it's obvious that most are some are better than others and all you see is that same guns online! and this is coming from somebody who plays BF3 and likes it more than COD! but just because i like BF3 better than COD it sure as hell doesn't mean i give the game a terrible review! I gave myself a couple weeks before reviewing, so i'm sure that my review is probably more legit than the bunch of 1's and 10's that put on here every 5 minutes. I wan't all the fanboys who say that MW3 is the same as COD4 and look at the differences between saints row 2 and 3 and uncharted 2 and 3 (both games that are reviewed highly both critically and with users) and find a major difference? something totally recreates the game and make it so much more reinvented? then i want you to think about BF3 and BFBC2 and tell me major differences that reinvent them? and not just prettier graphics and jets! i want to see if you can find any! and if you do and you think i'm full of cr@p email me and let's see how good of an argument you have: email@example.com (that's a fake account i have for random things i do) I hope all you little kids that reviewed the game so low to look and say whether or not it realley is a 3.2 and whether or not you guys made the same mistake on every other sequel you ever reviewed?… Expand