Injustice 2 Review (Android)

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The mobile version of Injustice 2 is a free-to-play fighter in which teams of three DC Comics heroes and villains beat the living snot out of each other. Players collect gems to unlock chests containing items, characters (or character shards) and currency, constructing and enhancing their roster of heroes and villains into a fighting force of extraordinary magnitude.

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 this sequel, 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 great feature in 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.

The game can be repetitive. While I 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.