Injustice: Gods Among Us Review
- Unlocking modifications to skills allows for building synergistic teams (skills and abilities that compliment the play-style of the player or characters in the team).
- Generous energy replenishment minimizes downtimes, especially with multiple teams.
- Combat system feels more like rock-paper-scissors; no real depth or complexity in your choices - just spam away with swipes and taps and out-damage your opponent.
Injustice: Gods Among Us attempts to whet the appetite of those waiting for the full console release by offering a 'lite' brawler; in a way it succeeds, but without more depth or complexity it's just a pretty distraction.
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I have to admit, I like the idea of a company taking the time to whet the appetite of their fans by providing a portable version of a title they're yet to release. We saw it back at the release of Mass Effect 3, and now we're seeing it again with Injustice: Gods Among Us from Warner Bros.
Of course any expectations of such a title being brought over in full, or at least as a complete brawler (albeit with a lowered roster ala Street Fighter's iOS releases) have been completely shot down by the free-to-play, Infinity Blade lite action presented by Injustice for iOS.
Swipe to initiate heavy strikes and combos; tap to chain together light attacks for a potential 'stun'; and double tap to block. Combine these aggressively enough and you'll earn enough energy to unleash a special move that can have its damage or effect increased by completing a small, timed mini-game. Once the fight is over you'll collect experience points for all three members of your fighting team, and coins to spend on upgrading their powers or purchasing new heroes (and even modifiers to their skills/base stats).
The prices ramp up quickly and while it's easy enough (at least initially) to outscale your opponents, there's a limit on how often you can fight. This is represented by 'energy' and is depleted in order to compete in a fight. Of course you can offset any downtime by having multiple teams, but this also means grinding lower matches, destroying any sense of actual progression.
As distractions go, Injustice: Gods Among Us is a pretty one and you can even earn bonuses for the full title just by playing it. Thankfully it comes with a free price-point, so you don't have to feel as though you're being gouged for additional content - and heck, if you love your DC characters enough, you may even find yourself enjoying the game despite its lack of depth or complexity.
DescriptionBuild an epic roster of DC heroes and villains and get ready for battle in the INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US mobile game from NetherRealm Studios. INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US is a free to play collectible card game that allows you to build a roster of playable characters, moves and powers and enter the arena in touch based 3 on 3 combat.
Collect and play as your favorite DC Comics icons such as Batman, Green Arrow, Cyborg, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and many others. With each alternate version of these iconic characters you get a new set of moves and a whole new fight.
Delivers next-gen graphics on your phone or tablet, with custom animations for every single hero and villain. Take the battle to Arkham Asylum, the Batcave, and other iconic locales from DC Comics, fully rendered in 3D.
Build your move set, increase your powers and beat your competition. Constantly evolve your roster to fit your style of play and put your best team forward as you take on a series of combatants.
Use the touch screen mechanics of the iPhone and iPad devices to battle your enemies in 3 on 3 combat. Swipe and tap to perform combos and build your power to pull off special attacks and super moves taken straight from the console version of the game.
INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US features cross-platform functionality. Unlock items in the console version of the game for use in the mobile game, and vice versa.
Please note: INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US is free to play, but it contains items that can be purchased for real money.
Works with iPod touch 5th generation; iPad 2, 3 and 4; iPhone 4, 4s and 5
Requires iOS 5 and later
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