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Rushed Review - Injustice: Gods Among Us

Updated on May 10, 2013

Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U) was one of the most anticipated titles of 2013 so far. The game was developed by NetherRealm, the home of the Mortal Kombat fighting series. Similar to the company's crossover title, MK vs DC, DC Comics required the game to be rated Teen. Injustice features a unique take on the heroes and villains of the popular comic series, a variety of modes to provide hours of gameplay and high replayability, a compelling story, and a unique and fitting soundtrack. I have previously written about this game and went over all of the major details, so some of the details will be repeated or left out of this review.

Gameplay

There were several single player modes to play along with the story. A story and training mode, a staple in every fighting game, were included. Injustice also offered Battles Mode, the basic fighting game's arcade ladder mode. This mode, however, comes with many variations such as Classic, Heroes or Villains Only, Survival, and Poisoned in which your fighter's health decreases over time during each battle. These modes tracked your total time, difficulty played on, times defeated, and the number of Super Moves used. The final Single Player mode was the S.T.A.R. Labs, a mode featuring missions for each character with different scenarios and goals. One of Superman's missions had him defending himself from Catwoman for twenty seconds while being weakened by Kryptonite.

The campaign takes place after Superman kills the Joke while Batman interrogates him at the Gotham City Police Department. It has twelve chapters, starting with Batman, who has two chapters as the Insurgence Batman and Visitor Batman, and ultimately ending with Superman. Other chapters include Green Lantern, The Joker, Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor. The setup is similar to the story of Mortal Kombat (2011) in which each chapter has the player control a different character.

Injustice also included online play featuring daily challenge fights, Survival, and King of the Hill Modes. I have not played online yet.

Godfall Superman
Godfall Superman
Lobo, the first DLC character
Lobo, the first DLC character | Source
Classic Harley Quinn skin, part of the Bad Girls pack
Classic Harley Quinn skin, part of the Bad Girls pack | Source

Unlockables and Downloadable Content

While playing Injustice, the player can receive experience points to rank up and unlock portraits, icons, and backgrounds for their Hero Card; they can also unlock features for the game's official iOs app.

Completing the campaign unlocks Superman's Godfall costume, which includes a different introduction, and completing your first Battle unlocks Solomon Grundy's Boss costume.

Since the game's release, two of the four new characters have been announced: Lobo and Batgirl. Lobo was released yesterday along with two character skin packs, while Batgirl will have a gameplay trailer released next week.

Speaking of skin packs, the Teen Titans skin pack and the Bag Girl skin packs were released yesterday. The Teen Titans pack has new costumes for Cyborg, Raven, and Deathstroke donning their outfits from the popular Cartoon Network show. The Bad Girl Pack features Harley Quinn's classic costume, Catwoman's Selina Kyle costume, and Wonder Woman's outfit from comic #600. Batman's Flashpoint costume has also been released. The packs are not included in the Season Pass, and Batman's costume is included in the first Compatibility Pack.

"Injustice" app gameplay
"Injustice" app gameplay | Source

iOs Application

A few weeks before the game's release, NeatherRealm released an official Injustice: Gods Among Us app for the iOs store. It gave players an early look at the game along with access to special costumes and features for their Hero Cards. The app features three-on-three fights and support cards to increase the power of your team. The app has or will not be released for Android and Google Play Stores. I and several other players have contacted the company asking why that is, but they have not come out with an answer.

"Injustice: Gods Among Us - The Album" cover
"Injustice: Gods Among Us - The Album" cover

Soundtracks

The day of the game's release, Warner Bros. released two soundtracks to the game: an original score and an album. The score included the music for all of the stages, the main menu, and the campaign's cinematics. The album featured songs from bands such as Rise Against, AWOLNATION, and Pictureplane. Depeche Mode's "Angel," the song used in the ending credits, is the final track of the album. There is a video of the credits featuring the song below.

Many people say that people spam with Deathstroke's guns while playing online.
Many people say that people spam with Deathstroke's guns while playing online.

Where I'm at With It

I completed the final chapter of the campaign today, and I can say that I absolutely loved the story. I might consider replaying certan chapters or the whole campaign. I am level fourty, thanks to all of the time I spent on the Battles mode and campaign. I plan on playing online soon, but I'm scared of de-ranking...

So I just want to know: Do you have a favorite character and/or costume? Leave a comment below, and if you have Xbox Live, feel free to say so so we can fight each other.

All I ask is that you just don't play as Deathstroke. Everything I have heard has made me dread facing someone playing as him.

Depeche Mode: "Angel" (ENDING SPOLIERS! Skip to 4:29 for song)

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