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! INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US is a free-to-play collectible card game where you build a roster of characters, moves, powers, and gear and enter the arena in touch-based 3-on-3 action combat.
THE FANS HAVE SPOKEN:
5/5: “This game is awesome you will not be disappointed.
5/5: “This game is amazing it's got everything. It makes you think. It's got action mixed with a nice collectable card game. It's a game I just can't put down.”
5/5: “This game keeps getting better! - Every character, every new card, the gears, the new booster packs and online battles! Everything is so fresh, so cool!”
5/5: “Love the game, can’t believe I wanted this long to download it”
5/5: “Love the game, can’t stop playing!”
Use the touch screen mechanics of your mobile device 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.
Build your move set, increase your powers, upgrade your characters and gear, 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.
Take on real opponents in Online Battles. Compete against players worldwide on the leaderboards, and in tournaments filled with awesome rewards. Watch replays of your previous offensive and defensive battles to hone your skills and your team lineup. Lead your team to victory!
Collect and play as your favorite DC Comics icons: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Joker, Green Arrow, Flash, Bane, Green Lantern, Doomsday, and many others. With each alternate version of these iconic characters you get a new set of powers and moves, and a whole new fight!
Delivers best-in-class graphics on your phone or tablet, with custom animations for every single hero and villain. Take the battle to Arkham Asylum, the Batcave, The Watchtower and other iconic locales from DC Comics, fully rendered in 3D.
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, 5 and 5s. Requires iOS 5 and later.
What's New in Version 2.2What's New in Update 2.2!
EVEN MORE CHALLENGES
Wondering what Challenges and New Characters are on the horizon? Wonder no more. No really, stop wondering. Because here’s what’s coming up:
• It’s a brave new world out there, or could’ve been. Red Son teams are about to start beating you up with Red Son Green Lantern.
• Make every week Shark Week with the King of Atlantis, Aquaman.
• KA-CAW!!! That was our best raven impression. Raven puts ours to shame.
• And, finally, Zatanna arrives on mobile! Put that in your magic top hat.
MULTIPLAYER REWARDS GET CRANKED UP TO 11
We don’t want to ruin the surprise, but let’s just say there’s going to be WAR! Keep your eyes peeled for special Multiplayer seasons that will bring you rewards you’ve got to see to believe.
Tired of losing to some chump that sucker punched you while you were asleep? Make them pay with the all-new REVENGE feature. Serve it up cold, then watch the replay, over and over again. Ahh… so satisfying.
Plus lot’s of other stuff like bug fixes and improved Store/Collection UI. Now you can sort your entire collection as you gaze at all your hard-earned characters. Injustice never felt so right!