Released in 2017 Injustice 2 quickly won the love of critics and players, and became the best fighting game of the year. There was everything: a rich set of men, advanced graphics, great story mode and thoughtful online. In 2018, the company NetherRealm Studios, also known for the Mortal Kombat series, returned to the child, following the tradition established by other titles of the genre. As a result, on the shelves there was Injustice 2: Legendary Edition – the best and most complete edition of the beautiful game.
The story of Injustice 2 starts in 2013, when NetherRealm Studios released Injustice: Gods Among Us. It was not only a fighting game with popular heroes of the DC comics universe, but an interesting story of a world where Batman and Superman became sworn enemies. Story campaign talked about parallel universes, betrayals and unexpected alliances. An outstanding history will not name, but very nice for fighting game.
In 2017 came Injustice 2 – the continuation not only of the franchise but also of history. Since the last games it’s been five years. This time the main villain becomes the Brainiac who destroys entire worlds in search of knowledge. Destroying krypton in the beginning, the villain turned his attention to Earth and its heroes.
And that’s our main villain – Brainiac. Well, more accurately, it’s his ship, destroying worlds. But all for a good cause – knowledge.
Story campaign – the first, where it becomes seen tremendous progress since the release of the first part. We have become accustomed to the fact that fighting games are different frankly lazy “stories”, which are limited to minute cutscenes before fights. Injustice 2 is not so: there is no doubt that realized here is the best in the history of the genre. Finally we tell a coherent story, and doing it thoroughly, with great voice actors and graphics, which allows to achieve excellent facial animation. Against this background, the pathetic attempts of Street Fighter V only cause a sarcastic smile.
Despite the fact that the single player mode really teaches nothing, I suggest to pass at least in order to get access to one of the fighters, which will be otherwise closed.
“Vanille” for the game was available to 28 characters, but bought 2 Injustice: Legendary Edition and get access to all heroes DLC. In General, the set of characters is very impressive, although some I would have still replaced the better-known representatives of comics. For example, I find it difficult to justify the absence of the Penguin. The story is not to explain – in the end, there is also the Joker. However, it is clear that DC without a Joker can not exist.
It is important to note that despite all the legendary editions, Darsait for unknown reasons, is still closed. This character was only available for pre-order, and now it can be purchased separately. Not very nice surprise from NetherRealm Studious, especially given the fact that the unavailability of Darkseid not advertised anywhere.
Of the game’s great, though, and very awkward for the uninitiated. Gorilla city straight from the planet of the Apes and the Swamp of Death, where the Swamp Thing are just some examples of comic madness.
One way or another, but such “outsiders” as Cheetah, Captain Cold and Black Canary seem unnecessary in the absence of stars like Edward Nigma, Batgirl or Lex Luthor. But this time, we got the chance to play for even more interesting “guests” than before: for example, who wouldn’t want to take part in the battle of teenage mutant ninja Turtles vs Sub-zero from Mortal Kombat?
In the heart of the Injustice 2 is a system of personal upgrades, which allows you to customize each character as you want. Customization is tied to the – alas – loudboxer that came straight from an MMO. All kinds of clothing for the characters is divided up by rarity and type – legs, torso, arms, head, weapons. Some items are purely for beauty, some strengthen character and make it less vulnerable to certain attacks.
Despite the General dislike of the system lalbekov, specifically in Injustice 2: Legendary Edition is all done with the mind, due to which there is a high level of customization and the motivation to play more.
On this screenshot you can see two things. The first is how Batman beats Superman in the jaw. This new feature of the screen saver – the battle begins with the selection of a fighter. The second thing you can see is the color of the batsuit. It’s red, because I wanted to. This is just one example of customization of characters.
As for the controls, then Injustice 2: Legendary Edition is seriously similar to other titles of the Studio – especially Mortal Kombat X. the Game easy to understand even for a beginner, but there is enough depth for the more “serious” players who hope to achieve success in the fields of network multiplayer battles. The first part we remember the first epic “fatality” that each of the characters their own. Despite the fact that many of the legends of DC repeat from the first part, their movements and superataka very different. Similarly, updated map, which is still somehow not enough, especially given the abundant amount of characters. Most arenas are deserving of praise: not only do they look impressive, but retain the principle of multilevel, thanks to which the battle can take several cinematic transitions from one area to another.
In addition to the story mode and Versus traditional there are other, less obvious additions: the mode “Practice” allows you to work out – as the “Single battle.” Injustice 2: Legendary Edition has something to do – which is only the mode of “Multiverse”, in which you can play, in fact, infinite.
Great to see Hellboy on a (relatively) big screen. Charisma still with him.
As for DLC in Injustice 2: Legendary Edition, a host of cool characters: Red Hood, Atom, Starfaer, Sub-zero, Hellboy, Enchantress, etc. Each character is perfectly voiced, with dialogue changing depending on who is fighting. This attention to detail, which was not in the first part.
As for the technical aspects, it’s Injustice 2: Legendary Edition deserves only the highest ratings. Graphically the game is excellent – perhaps the most beautiful representative of the genre at the moment. Particularly impressive the game looks on the background of the original, which even at the time of its release it seemed awkward. The same can be said about the sound: great musical composition as the work of voice actors.
Turtles remain the favorites. They’re done perfectly: you receive all four. Turtles ride skateboards and help each other during the battle. In case of victory you receive the fifth most important character of the franchise – pizza.
Injustice 2 was practically nothing to criticize, and Injustice 2: Legendary Edition . Anyone who has not purchased the game at launch, got an extra incentive to do it now – the DLC characters included in the publication, definitely worth it. Yes, I would like more new costumes and arenas, but this is nitpicking – there’s more than enough content to dozens, if not hundreds of hours.