Still Amazing even on Mobile
Having the Man of Steel as your antagonist is not a new thing in the DC universe, it is a topic that has been touched upon various times (Justice Lords and similar stories), but this is certainly the first time that a game centers on it. The result is an epic clash between Batman and Superman –and the various heroes and villains who took different sides. The events, of course, are not canon to the main DC storyline, but there is an accompanying prequel comic series that puts the background narrative of Injustice: Gods Among Us into closer detail.
Things Get Dark
For everyone who expects a game with Green Lantern, Captain Marvel, the Flash and other well known superheroes to be a feel good thing: think again. The “Gods Among Us” in the title literally refers to the impact that these super powered beings have in a world that is still mostly populated by normal humans. And by impact, we mean what would happen if they finally decide to take charge.
So what really happens? All the heroes doing their regular thing: being the heroes that everyone looks up to. But when the Joker decides to kill Lois Lane (along with her unborn child), and then blows up Metropolis with a nuke, Superman loses it. While Batman has been more adjusted to dealing with tragedy, the last son of Krypton has never truly tasted loss first hand –and it is this event that serves as a catalyst for his decision to do everything he can so that all conflicts all over the world to stop.
And when a man with super strength, super speed, flight, and near invulnerability decides to be in charge, things can get really bad. And by bad, we mean that other heroes (and some villains) also decide to join and help him.
What’s left are the other heroes (and other villains) who think that a dictatorship enforced by Superman is a bad thing. And thus we have a clash of epic proportions. Continue Reading
Release Date: 03/04/2013
Available on: iOS, Android
Simplified Combat is Epic Fun
Complex combo systems have been chucked out the window in favor of simplistic screen tapping, and while it seems a little to basic, it actually works. After all, you cannot expect to pull off complex joystick motions properly on a touch screen, not to mention all the careful button pressing that most fighting game require. The result is a fighting system that allows the players to focus more on planning and strategizing than simply being all aggressive and pulling off one super move after another.
Injustice Gods Among Us also has plenty of replay value thanks to the impressive visuals (you won’t get tired of seeing the graphics on this app game- they all look close to console quality), collectible cards, smooth combat animations, and surprisingly, darn good music (the score is a thrill to listen to as they fit the various emotions of the game quite well). While collecting everything in game is a hard task (accumulating enough game credits is a slow task), the effort will at least be entertaining and fun for everyone. Of course, it goes without saying that despite how good this game is, you would have to be a fan of DC to fully appreciate it.
Injustice Gods Among Us is developed by Warner Bros. International Enterprises.