So, what are everyone's thoughts on Injustice 2 so far?

Daemon GildasDaemon Gildas Joined: Posts: 65
I personally didn't spend much time with the first Injustice, but over the past few months, I've put a *TON* of time into Mortal Kombat X, which is a far more technical fighter than I've ever given that series credit for. The last Fighter I ever really got into was the original release of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3.

So far... I dunno. It feels a little underwhelming. The production values of the Story and animations are fantastic, but so far, I feel like it's lacking an element of skill. Maybe I just need to spend more time with it, but the combos seem really shallow. I don't really see any way to string more than like 3 basic attacks and a special attack into a combo. I know "infinite-loops" are kind of a no-no in today's Fighting game scene, but it's disconcerting to not be able to find any real "combos", beyond 3-hit string attacks.

But I'm curious what you guys' and gals' impressions are so far? Have any of you had any luck chaining combos together?

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  • Doctrine DarkDoctrine Dark Yum Yum Joined: Posts: 7,176
    It's a cool game that has some pretty fun things. Zoning is fun, and messing with the interactables is always something I've enjoyed. Just play around with it more and see if it grows on you.

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  • PreppyPreppy act like you're used to it Joined: Posts: 14,149 admin
    edited May 17
    Moved to the Injustice forum. :tup:

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  • GraphicGraphic Waifu Fighter V Joined: Posts: 658
    It's fun. Much like MKX, there is a lot to absorb at first. Zoning and juggling are a big part of the gameplay.
  • DevilJin 01DevilJin 01 Get some shill in yo system Joined: Posts: 56,776 mod
    Not feeling it. Probably won't play it much. Just gonna side Tekken 7 til Marvel hits.

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  • affinityaffinity Joined: Posts: 2,719
    edited May 19
    the fights are cooler back and forth instead of rollercoaster combos resulting in more lopsided matches. exaggerated combos spoiled the genre.

    the combo system is more true to DC Universe fight flow, and Im glad clashes return
  • Captain RyuCaptain Ryu Scoot Magee Joined: Posts: 1,504 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I thought the game felt sluggish but it's fun. Apparently the games has 6 frames of lag (100ms)

    https://displaylag.com/video-game-input-lag-database/

    Why are fighting game developers putting out games with such high frame lag?
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  • Captain RyuCaptain Ryu Scoot Magee Joined: Posts: 1,504 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    There's a lot of holes in strings. I play arrow and only 2 of his strings don't have holes. I've heard from other players that other characters have a lot of holes as well. In most cases they only allow enough time for anything active on frame 1 to interrupt like supers, back dashes, batman parry and frame 1 armor like bane. I'm going to look into characters with good long range back dashes and see how well they can escape strings.
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  • LiangHuBBBLiangHuBBB Joined: Posts: 2,140
    It's fun and some of the characters are really unique.
    I am glad that I found a character I really enjoy playing.
    And this time around it's not a keep away character.

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  • VhoziteVhozite Booty Worshipping Hedonist Joined: Posts: 3,321
    Game is great and I'm really enjoying it. I actually like long juggle combos, zoning, and one player games in general. Ironically Catwoman is who I've enjoyed the most so far.
  • keo-baskeo-bas Joined: Posts: 1,974
    NRS has been outdoing their selves by steadily improving their stuff and making some risky design.

    IJ2 is roughly the original Ij game with additions and modify mechanics. Injustice is heavily a neutral controlling game hence why zoning is prevalent unlike the other NRS Game MK where offensive is very strtong. Not to say Injustice doesnt have strong offense such as 50/50, and pressure but better tamed in IJ series due to option to counter them.(pusblock, backdash,3 amours, ect)

    Meter burn air recovery lets player get out of juggle combo by flipping out with some invincibility. Their two types neutral and back recovery. One good for forcing whiffs while another to avoid set ups. These mechanics help address some of the combo lead into strong mix upjiggle, and conditioner aggressor to be mindful how they approach combos.

    Meter burn roll adress the lackluster movement option some charactters had, but it has wide range of usage due to it being universal movement option that carries invicbility and can potential cross up in game where autocorrect/traking is lacking. Thsi is mechanics is pretty paramount in any footie hard game.

    Finally they streamline character traits from being either buffs in states or commands or having summons. While this design does stifle creativity and make cast seem homogenize. For competitive balance stanpoint, it is a wise decision as some gimmicks were underwhelming, or plan useless in the grand scheme of things. By having hero trait streamline they can make sure each one as sensible purpose.

    These changes alone improves ij2 even though it has alot more going on but these changes is what makes ij2. Improving on the foundation without making too many compromises and adding more.
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  • Nobus3r1Nobus3r1 #RiseUp? Joined: Posts: 5,278
    I have been enjoying Injustice 2 quit a bit. I think that the mother box system is triggering the same part of my brain that like opening Magic: the Gathering booster packs. -_-
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  • ArtVandelayArtVandelay Architect Joined: Posts: 5,526
    Fucking hate mother boxes.
    The game is cool but the sound design is complete ass.
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  • Nobus3r1Nobus3r1 #RiseUp? Joined: Posts: 5,278
    Fucking hate mother boxes.
    The game is cool but the sound design is complete ass.
    I don't know about the sound design but I believe that NRS have mentioned motherbox improvements are on the 'To-do' list for future patches.
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  • VhoziteVhozite Booty Worshipping Hedonist Joined: Posts: 3,321
    edited June 24
    What's wrong with the sound?

    The biggest things wrong with Motherboxes for me is the fact you can't mass open them, and you can only purchase up to the Gold quality boxes.
  • GozanovaGozanova Joined: Posts: 1
    I don't own the game yet and my main reason is how NCR games usually have insane high damage combos and 50/50s all over the place
    I'd like to know where Injustice 2 stands in that regard.
    So far I've seen good things said about it, so I'm optimistic, but I want to be sure.
  • Nobus3r1Nobus3r1 #RiseUp? Joined: Posts: 5,278
    Gozanova wrote: »
    I don't own the game yet and my main reason is how NCR NRS games usually have insane high damage combos and 50/50s all over the place
    I'd like to know where Injustice 2 stands in that regard.
    So far I've seen good things said about it, so I'm optimistic, but I want to be sure.
    Let's get the bad out of the way first.
    Cons:
    • IMO the most annoying thing is a "feature" that stores inputs for longer than most would like (especially with reversal timing) that makes certain situations kind of irritating.
    • There are a handful of characters (I would even include some of the better non-legacy characters) that feel somewhat incomplete.
    • ?
    That's really all that comes to mind. I've worked on four different characters (FYI: Harley, Bane, Atrocitus and Scarecrow) to varying degrees and I've never felt like any of them dealt with anything resembling an untenable matchup situation.
    Pros:
    • Almost every character is viable.
    • Your concern about high damage is IMO unfounded as most characters can get ~35-45% damage for 0-1 meter. I also, really do mean most. Hell, the highest meter-less damage character in the game (Bane) is, probably, barely a top 10 character.
    • There's nothing in the game that even remotely resembles Batgirls BS from Injustice 1.
    Most of the characters that, so far, seem like they're good in Injustice 2 are good because of a combination of good space control tools (normals and/or projectiles) AND average to above average damage output.
    The additional mechanics added (meter-burn roll and air escapes) are still being explored but so far seem like useful additions to the game.
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