Injustice 2 just dropped this week on iOS and Android and here’s what we think of the sequel to the blockbuster game.
(Disclaimer: This is a review for the mobile game)
WHAT WE LIKE
We loved the revamped game play! Injustice 2 really stepped-up the fighting game play as it takes out the relentless, boring, incessant tapping of the screen to create combos.
In Injustice 2, you get a wider array of attacks by tapping the screen, or swiping sideways or down or up. It really takes the boring parts out of the equation when compared to the first game, as you could devise a strategy to defeat various foes.
The finishing moves or special moves have also been tweaked. Gone are the unblockable special moves and its corresponding animations. Here, the finishers or special moves are neatly integrated in the fight, making it more realistic and blockable.
Another feature we love about this game is the inclusion of several game modes. Aside from the campaign mode, you get participate in online battles with “Arena”, and “Operations” mode where you get to send your team members to fight worldwide. Aside from that, there are other features that are to be added to the game such as “Leagues” and “Challenges”, making this a well-rounded mobile game.
As for the controls, the game surprisingly has responsive controls. No lagging in terms of movement, especially if you need to block your opponents’ moves or finishers.
WHAT WE DON’T LIKE
The game can be repetitive. While we really liked the fact that there are new ways of combating in the game, there will come a time that the player would get bored by repeating the same actions and combos. Granted, it is a fighting game, and boredom really is the enemy of fighting games, the lack of a compelling story or reason to keep fighting dampens an otherwise good mobile game.
Another minor thing, the game’s initial roster seems bare. We do understand the game’s need to reflect the current roster based on the events in the first game and the comic books, however, the omissions of some favorite heroes are glaring. We do hope that later updates would bring us a wider array of heroes.
Injustice 2 improved on its predecessor’s shortcomings with a solid mobile app. However, the lack of variety will hinder it from being a truly memorable mobile app game.
The score: 3.5/5
Injustice 2 is available free on both iOS and Android platforms.
Gino is the Gladiators’ resident TV and comic book reviewer and fanatic. He is a lawyer in the making at day, and full-on geek by night. He believes that the lightsaber is the best weapon during a zombie apocalypse. You can get a hold of him on Facebook and Instagram.