Monday, January 9, 2017
Injustice 2 Upgrades
During the holiday season, another preview of Supergirl in Injustice 2 video game aired here:
As I have said before, I am not a gamer. I used to be but adult life simply means I can't devote the time to video games that I used to. (Maybe if I didn't blog so much?) But seeing snippets like this always tempt me. Maybe some of my buddies who are more active in gaming can be lured into playing.
The graphics here are incredibly good, even better than the early images we saw in the prior Injustice 2 preview.
It starts with this new costume with the sleeveless shirt and the gladiator shoulder pads. This is Injustice, a brutal fighting game. Having a costume that resembles in some ways a warrior or even a professional wrestler makes sense. The face and expressions are fantastic. She looks young and vibrant and close enough to real to make her shine.
But it is the powers that were the real lure.
And those all look good.
But she also has a power bomb move where she grabs her opponent, flies up, and delivers the slam.
Supergirl power bombing supervillains! Fantastic.
She also has a cyclone effect attack where she spins to create a tornado that batters her opponent. I like that one as well.
She can teleport from the one side of the screen to the other a la Scorpion in Mortal Kombat.
But I especially like the fact she can walk while using a mega-heat vision blast. It just reminds me of similar effects we have seen on the show, like when Kara burned herself out blasting Red Tornado.
This looks awesome.
She even has a 'Finish Him!' sort of move (sorry for dating myself with the Mortal Kombat references. I'm old).
We get this close up of her as she seems to focus her powers. It is a fierce looking Kara screaming in rage.
Then she grabs her opponent, flies them into space, and flings them back to Earth.
That alone would be pretty freaking spectacular.
But she follows it up by blasting meteors down onto her fallen opponent.
That is cool.
So if anyone out there actually ends up playing this, please let me know if actual play stands up to the hype. This looks like it would be a ton of fun.