This just in (Or not) – A new challenger(s) appears

 

Though these challengers weren’t exactly a secret. First up Zatanna for ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us‘. Ed Boon kept sending musical song titles, carnival pictures, and general hints that people quickly figured out it was Zatanna. Still this magical mavin makes a excellent addition and efficient fighter to the Injustice line up – as Grundy found out first hand.

 

 

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The other challenger for Super Smash Brothers Wii U is Luigi, of course. He made it into the other games and if he didn’t make it into this one it would’ve have been so wrong. Sadly no trailer of the green machine in action, but it’s only a matter of time.

 

 

 

Game Review – Injustice: Gods Among Us


TrueBackLash here with a review for Injustice: Gods Among Us for the Wii U. I bet you guys expected this review for the PS3 or the XBox 360, well we at the Armada decided we try the game on the the fresh new system we just got. In some ways it does pay off in fact, but that’s a bit later. So what are we waiting for? Let’s get to it.

Some of the plot is in the tie-in comics created by DC, not all of it is explained in the game.

The story takes place in a couple alternate universe from the main DC universe (typical) as Superman driven to the breaking point by longtime Batman villain the Joker. Not only does Joker kill Superman’s pal,  Jimmy Olsen but then he uses Superman and his wife Lois Lane to kill of Metropolis with Lois and their unborn child dying in the process. Forever changed, Superman kills Joker and becomes a tyrannical dictator bent on “protecting” the world with his rigid regulation. Several heroes and villains join him to make the Regime. Their opposition, the Insurgency is led by Batman who seeks to end Superman’s oppression.  Meanwhile, several superheroes and the Joker from another universe are transported into the Regime-verse’s conflict.

There are 24 characters to choose from (25 when you add Lobo when DLC comes), half are superheroes and half super villains and all have unique gameplay. Along with special moves that highlight each characters superpowers, tools and weapons. There is also a special button that activates a characters special ability. The button makes Flash faster (read-slows down the opponent), give Lex Luthor an energy shield for his armor, makes Superman and Bane stronger etc. You can also knock opponents into other areas of the stage and they take tons of damage along the way.

There is also the “Clash System”, which counters a physical attack and has players bid on portions of their life meter, with the highest bidder winning the battle. These “bids” are taken from your super meter, so the less you have, the less likely you’d win. Each Clash also has an brief but awesome (and sometimes personalized) cutscene discussion between the opponents.

In terms of the technical aspects, Injustice is a solid fighter. The game’s fighting engine feels a lot like a mix of Mortal Kombat (9) and the BlazBlue series. The battle system gives various opportunities for combos, super versions of special attacks that takes a block of super meter and each character has one super move that takes the entire super meter.  Graphically, this game is great and there is so much going on in the backgrounds. The voice acting is perfect and the music is okay.

Once you get done in Story mode and Battle mode (classic), there is still hours of battles fun to be had at the S.T.A.R. Labs battles.

Ranking


Simply put, I love this game, it’s solid and fun. It’s not perfect or all that original, but it’s a great experience. Too tell you guys the truth, DC Comics deserved a good fighting game for their characters after Justice League Task Force. And while Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe counts as well, this being the first stand alone DC comic fighting game since Task Force and it be awesome is something special.

– TBL

Games & Gear of 2013 – Injustice: Gods Among Us (4/16/2013)

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You know people it’s odd, I’ve been watching the Injustice: Gods Among Us website so a while now and never seem to change or offer any new information there – even though they release steady amounts of information and trailers everywhere else. Well I found out that they put all there updated information on their Facebook, twitter, and YouTube accounts. Which is fine and good, but come on people if you have a website please updated it as well. Why have it if you don’t, sure it’s nice and convenient to advertise and update on popular social networks. But what if those places shut down for unknown reasons, then you’re screwed because your website has little to no info on it, and that doesn’t make any sense.  But seeing how Injustice will be out in a couple months I don’t see you guys making a website overhaul anytime soon, still a neglected website is a sad thing indeed.

 

 

 

 

Trailer-rama (Double hitter) – Injustice: Gods Among Us & DoA 5

 

Can’t talk long, playing Borderlands 2, here’s two new trailers from Tokyo Game Show, enjoy! (Take that fool – who’s the B@d@ss now!!!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trailer-rama – Injustice: Gods Among Us

 

It wasn’t too long ago to I talked about ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ an elsewhere fighting game starring DC heroes and villains. The game is still pretty far away from being released, so there’s very little information available now. However they did produce a new trailer a month ago showing the fragile state of their world. I’ll be honest people it’s a little creepy; not at first but… *shivers* just watch it (at night, and alone if you got the junk).

 

 

 

E3 Aftermath / My picks of the show – Injustice: Gods among us

 

 

Hey fokes, remember Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe? It was a simple premise: take two very different groups of characters and put them in a setting where they have to duke it out a la Smash Bros (just not with their fighting style). Now me, I thought it was a stupid idea, I mean come on its DC superheroes fighting against the brand that invented over the top digital executions – no way that was going to mesh. But to my utter surprise many gamers and reviewers enjoyed the over the top fighting. They found the MK reality could only be matched by the icon heroes of comic book legend; any other brand would be inadequate. Both WB Games and NetherRealm Studios (who was Midway at the time of MK v DC) learned well from that team up and once again ready themselves to impress gamers with another super powered slobber knocker in the future called Injustice: Gods among us. Now besides not having the MK crew this time around, and a few confirmed characters (Supes, Bats, W.W., Grundy (like Sunday) Flash, and Quin) there is nothing outside the boiler plate info available yet. However, like the Flash, it doesn’t take much for a game site to update info and usually without anyone seeing it coming so we’ll be keeping our eyes on their site from now on. As for the game itself, and in no short part due to its pedigree, it will do very well; but victory will be insured if they add the main man Lobo to the roster. Heroes, villains, whatever, always vote on the wildcards people.