Injustice: Gods Among Us Light vs. Dark. Play nice, boys!
By: Kent B. - MSTvNaughty Grundy copping a feel on Wonder Woman
Its been the eternal question for about 70 years, "Who would win in a fight? Superman or Batman?" Well, if you want to believe Frank Miller's opinion, (way back from 1985, no less..) Batman would kick the snot outta Supes!
But, I tend to agree with this hype cause Bats would definitely fight dirty and usually means winner by default or referee blindness..
Anyway, regardless of your opinion about this match-up, you now can write your own ending to this classic question. Plus, you can also pit a virtual Multiverse of DC heroes against each other too. Think of it - Aquaman can finally be a bad-ass at your command. Ohhhh....
How can you claim your godhood, you ask? Easy! Grab a copy of the new DC fight game, “Injustice: Gods Among Us” and show friend and foe alike that Captain Marvel (I mean, Shazam.. God, how soon does that need to change back?!) isn't just a more pansy version of Superman!
The game, developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, is in a sense, the evolution of the Mortal Kombat series in terms of fighting game dynamics.
Plus, “Injustice” is a pretty cool fighter where you don't need to know a to know a "Superman" from a "Sub-Zero" in order to enjoy this fun game.
Touting a true DC comic story mode to propel it, comic fans will also find something to enjoy in addition. With a premise kinda taken from the "Kingdom Come" mini-series, the story shows why blows must ensue between the heroes.
"After the Joker wipes out Metropolis with a nuclear bomb, Superman kills the clown and decides to take the fate of the world into his own hands. He establishes a super-powered regime that brings order to the world and can only be challenged by his former ally, Batman."
Great story aside, the true excitement comes from the combat moments in the game. To keep it simple, the fights are insane because batarangs, heat vision and joker gas won’t save you from getting a car chucked your way or from getting punched through several stories’ worth of Wayne Manor.
As expected, your favorite heroes powers will come to fore in the game. But, you have to be aware that you be facing game tech limitations. So while you can't expect to have a JLA free-for-all and have Superman just plain win, you'll need to play smart and very strategically with character's powers.
Plus with the usual slew of combos, specials and super moves, each character can activate their unique power with just one button press. This can lead to some downright dirty tactics for the Bat and others.
“Injustice” has a decent story mode and silly-but-fun minigames for the casual crowd, but the real draw (other than the rare chance to play as Aquaman of course) is the exciting and dynamic combat. For fans of superheroes and quality fighting games, missing out on “Injustice” would be a Joker level crime.
Star Trek: The Game Kirk and Spock together!
By: Gere Iverson - MSTvThe Enterprise runs from being in this game!
We all know this updated version of the original Trek is just the same story with a revised timeline. At least, that's the theory, according to J.J. Abrams.
But while J.J, has almost 50 years of classic works to tinker with in the creation of his brilliant altered universe, its apparent that the makers of "Star Trek: the Game," Digital Extremes, don't share Abrams eye for improvement and innovation.
The game draws its storyline from a 1967 episode of “Star Trek: TOS” called "The Arena." This episode is well known to fans because it introduces and pits Captain Kirk against the lizard-man called the Gorn. Even more idiotic is this is the episode where Kirk had to defeat the beast by making a handmade "cannon" out of bamboo, diamonds and materials lying around that he combined to make a crude gunpowder.
Yes, it was that stupid..
Well, this game takes that old 42 minute strange episode and turned it into an 8 hour bore fest.
The story lands somewhere between the events of J.J. Abrams’ 2009 “Star Trek” reboot and this month’s “Star Trek Into Darkness.” The Vulcans are settling on a new planet with the help of the world-altering Helios device until the Gorn pop through a wormhole and scamper off with the darned thing. It’s up to Kirk, Mr. Spock and the rest of the Enterprise crew to stop the reptilian savages from flipping the switch on Helios that turns it into a galaxy destroyer.
And how do you think you accomplish this little task? Well, you just have Kirk and Spock kill every damn Gorn that stands between them and the Helios!
Disregard Gene Roddenberry’s belief in unity, respect and toleration of all beings - put in place when he created the series - and you'll just be heroes blasting lizards because they are lizards.. Kinda sad, pointless and not at all what Roddenberry or Abrams visualized for Trek. That, plus this game is just plain dull..
Now I might be biased, so if you want an example of what to expect, check out the vid below.
If you looked at the video, you'll notice that this game allows for cooperative play. So you can indulge your Kirk or Spock wish fulfillment and step into their shoes. Plus at certain points, you can even switch characters at whim.
No matter who you choose, you won't find much in difference of game-play. Both characters offer their typical and unique personality traits. But between mediocre graphics and boxy controls, you'll find yourselves wishing for more cut-scenes then battles.
The voice-talents of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and others from the current Trek, show up to deliver fairly solid voice-over performances. But since the group probably didn't have any real interaction in recording the dialogue, the final package often falls flat at times.
However, moments of "true Enterprise crew" interactions do overshadow the lesser points and make the game sometimes immersing. But, that's about it..
With no fun, no adventure and no real exploration, "Star Trek: the Game" just isn't a good game. Its not even a good way-point between films.
"Injustice" & "Going boldly to places gone before" or just Superheroes vs. Star Trek. Who do you choose?