Injustice 2 is the much awaited sequel to the blockbuster game, Injustice: Gods Amongst Us. Both of these titles were released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, iOS and Microsoft Windows. We here, at iOSAppers, were anxiously waiting to review this game and here’s what we think about the sequel.
Disclaimer: This is a review for the iOS game.
The revamped gameplay is the main difference between the prequel and the sequel. It removes the boring and monotonous tapping and swiping mechanism and in its place introduced a new array of moves that are executed via specific directional inputs. This makes it easier and fun to form and execute combos. This also enables players to form specific strategies for each opponent.
The finishing moves and special moves have also been revamped. Gone are the unblockable moves and their animations. Now the special moves have been neatly integrated in the gameplay. You can use special moves in a combo with normal strikes and they are blockable. This makes the fights more realistic and enjoyable.
Another attraction of Injustice 2 is the inclusion of different modes apart from the campaign.
Apart from the story campaign, online gameplay has also been improved by the introduction of the “Arena” mode. You can also send your team members on missions around the world in the “Operations” mode. Other included modes are “Challenges” and “Leagues” thus making this a well rounded game.
The controls are responsive and you won’t find any lag between command inputs and their execution; exactly what makes this game super fun to play for long stretches.
Although we did enjoy the revamped control and command system and the seamlessly smooth combat experience, the lack of a good story makes it hard for long playing sessions and replayability takes a hit. So to say, it gets repetitive real fast.
Although boredom has been the bane of fighting games for a while, you can especially feel it in Injustice 2 due to a lack of a decent story mode and this in turn dampens an otherwise excellent game.
Another problem we have is that the roster of characters has few glaring omissions. We understand that might be the case to follow the events of the last game and the comics, but here’s to hoping to see a bigger roster of heroes via future updates.
Injustice 2 is a solid gaming experience that builds on its prequels’ strong points but falls short of becoming a really memorable experience due to a lack of variety. It does perform its intended role well enough as a companion app to the main console edition of Injustice 2, and that is good enough in our books.
Injustice 2 is available for free with in App purchases from the iOS App store.