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Injustice: Gods Among Us Preview Demo - Game Review

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Published October 10th 2012


What if our greatest heroes we've grown to love were our greatest threat? What if Superman was no longer our beacon of hope? What if Batman was indeed a Dark Knight with no remorse to protect us? What if Wonder Woman all of sudden became a destruction hungry psychopath? Or if the Justice League were no longer sworn to justice but Injustice, what then?



Ed Boon creator of veteran fighting game series Mortal Kombat, and his team at NetherRealm, come together once more with Warner Bros Games and DC Comics, to piece together another masterpiece that puts our favourite DC super heroes up against each other, in the upcoming 2013 title, Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Showcased at The EB GAMES EXPO 2012, Warner Bros Games, represented by amazing team, allowed gamers for the first time in Australia to try out the upcoming title.



Throughout the demo, you don't really get a sense in the direction of what the story is about or why the characters have left their honourable code to protect? Regardless the purpose of the demo is to explore its amazing cinematic gameplay and explore the other fighting elements the game portrays.



There were 8 characters to choose from so far, additional characters are still yet to be confirmed in the upcoming months.



Current selectable characters within the demo were Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Batman, Nightwing, Harley Quinn and Solomon Grundy.

Each character is equipped with their own unique fighting style and fighting abilities. As well they are all equipped with an incredible cinematic super move, for example The Flash runs around the entire world to deliver a hit, Superman smacks his opponent into orbit before flying up and delivering an overhead smash sending his opponent back to earth.



This can be executed once you fill a power meter included in the game reaches maximum, which can be built up by delivering combo hits to your opponent. Once built up you can execute by pressing the top four controls buttons.

In this case it was played on an X-BOX 360 console so by simultaneously pressing LT,RT,LB,RB will activate the meter, were as if it were a PlayStation 3 console it would be L1,L2,R1,R2.

If you're wanting to know more of how the gameplay is described, think of it as a Mortal Kombat style game with DC characters. A good example is the previous release DC VS Mortal Kombat.

There are no rounds but two health bars that overlap each other, similar to Soul Calibur's health meter, where you take off what I call armour health before actually doing damage to their red health meter.



Interaction with the environment is available to use to your advantage, such as picking up a car and slamming it on your opponent as well as the ability to punch your opponent through buildings, capturing perfectly a battle between two super hero displayed in comic books and cartoons.



The graphics are exceptional especially the amount of detail put into the character features and environment, is just superb, making it have that ultimate balance. No doubt will it have a great storyline associated with the DC characters, but it will also have great cinematical gameplay and environmental interaction, as well as unbelievably fantastic graphics, which makes up three of the most crucial elements that gives a gamer the ultimate and enjoyable gameplay experience.



So be prepared for what will be the greatest DC fighting game ever to stage. This will be the fight of the millennia as once called friends now become sworn and bitter enemies. It's every man and woman for themselves, there is no such thing as Justice, there is no such thing as protect humanity, in the end there will only be Injustice.
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When: April,2013
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