For guys, we probably will never grow out of video games. Perhaps, as the games become more advanced, more fun, more appealing, and more addictive, video games may become far more popular. One great example of such a game that really taps into the “guy fight” mentality, the current social craze on superhero movies, and which taps into our memories from youth is the game Injustice: Gods Among Us by NetherRealm studios.
Injustice presents the payer with the opportunity to fight some of the greatest superheroes and super-villains within the DC universe, rights owned by Warner Brothers. To put the point across quickly – the DC Universe is brought to you in Mortal Combat style! The game starts off with a quote from Lex Luther stating that he knows that there are multiple universes that are almost identical, expect for 1 or 2 occurrences which changes the course of history. It is with this understanding that the same character is presented in various incarnations. In this game you are able to play with the Superman and Batman of the universe you know, or from the Regime universe in which they are the villains. The differences are not only apparent in their appearance, but also in their abilities, powers and fighting techniques.
Once you get the hang of the game, it becomes rather addictive. The iPad version was developed only once the various game console versions were launched, and cam be considered the lite version, as I am sure that the PlayStation or Xbox versions allow for greater sequences, powers, game play, and an over better experience. The iPad version is great for gamers on the go, but the repetitive thumb swishing, rapping tapping, and battle sequence movements are a real draw back to the over game enjoyability. Having said that, the iPads ability to make it extremely accessible, portable, and integrated into in-app iStore purchasing, recoups what the game lacks in actual gaming experience.
As you slowly move from stage to stage, you begin to realise the need for stronger teams, and for a collection of characters that bring distinct advantages to the team of players you are meant to battle. For instance, Wonder Woman’s ability to gain power when she blocks an opponents attack, means she is able to get to a point where she can deliver her maximum attack faster, which is important when you are facing a character with a higher power and longevity level than you. They may be stronger, but you can deliver your super attacks two to three times in the match, and defeat them – even though they are stronger. Other characters which present these useful skills are Batman (with him on your team, your overall teams agility increases), and Green Lantern (with him on your team, your teams strength increases).
So it is important to develop all your characters, as you never know when you may need their special skills.
And as you move up the levels, finishing off your opponents, your characters collect valuable experience which moves them up the levels – ultimately reaching Level 40, which increases the power of their attacks as well as their longevity. But if you are too impatient to earn higher skills through the standard channels, loading your iStore account, and purchasing upgrades allows you to buy far stronger characters and become unbeatable. Be warned though, this may break your bank account, as the drive to dominate may get you to seriously overspend.
So is it worth it? Well, if you are addicted to your iPad, love superhero characters, love fighting games, and have ample time to waste time playing, then this game is for you. Its exciting, fun, addictive, appealing, and damn cool. Its only drawback/s; you can;t help wishing that the graphics were better, although this does prompt you to go in search of the PlayStation version. Also, hopefully with the upgrades, they repetitive finger motions may become more complex so that the game play does rely on tap, tap, tap, swish.