Surprise, surprise. Tonight’s Video Game Thursday is a Wii U game we recently bought. After our Arcade Date, we were in the mood for more two-player fighting games. Injustice: Gods Among Us was on sale during Nintendo’s ‘Winter Warm Up’ sale and Amanda had enough credits on her Wii account to get it, so that’s what we played tonight.
I bought this game for Xbox 360 when it was much newer, but since my 360 got the red ring of death, we have been unable to play it. It’s a pretty standard fighting game using characters from the DC Universe. It has a really fantastic single-player story mode where you play as different characters through a progression of fights following a story line set in an alternate universe where Superman goes a little crazy and basically becomes the iron-fisted ruler of Earth. Even if you don’t play the game, it’s worth watching the cut scenes on YouTube for the story. On top of the story mode, there are also single-player challenge fights for each character that are fairly difficult, but a lot of fun.
Tonight, though, we played the multiplayer mode, which is a more arcade-like fighting game. Both players select a character from the list of all of the heroes and villains. Each character has a set of abilities that match their powers from the comics. Superman has laser eyes, Green Lantern has green energy weapons, Wonder Woman has a lasso, and so on. You then get to choose from a variety of environments to fight in based on maps from the story mode, including Wayne Manor, Arkham Asylum, and the Fortress of Solitude. Each map has special features that you can interact with and use to fight your opponent.
I played as a variety of different characters throughout our 10 rounds. Amanda tried a couple different characters, then found Ares. She really loves summoning an axe and kicking me onto it. Admittedly, that is really metal, but ow.
At the end of the night, we had each won 5 matches. We’ll definitely have to come back to this game to feed our budding fighting game addiction.