Seeing as Deathstroke is our latest Character of the Month, we thought it would be really fun to reflect on two recent video games he's appeared in: Injustice: Gods Among Us and Batman: Arkham Origins. Obviously, both games are totally different experiences. One's a fighting game and the other is a third-person action game. However, just because they're different genres doesn't mean you can't have a preference!
We asked the community to share their thoughts on these two games back on Monday and, since then, over 200 Viners have voted in the poll. Both games bring completely different advantages to the table, and a majority of the voters have decided to side with NetherRealm Studios' DC fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us!
Injustice: Gods Among Us gives gamers the chance to pummel each other as some of their favorite heroes and villains from DC. You can knock Batman around as Wonder Woman or you can slice and dice Solomon Grundy as Deathstroke. There's a whole lot of possibilities, especially if you purchased the DLC fighters! The studio gave each character their own unique set of combos, so it takes a good amount of time if you want to get really good with a handful of combatants. For example, just because Sinestro and Hal Jordan are both ring-slingers doesn't mean they have identical attacks -- not at all. Then there's the super moves which seriously never get old. You can't help but want to cheer whenever you unleash Flash or Aquaman's most powerful move. It's just so much fun.
In addition to the entertaining and competitive gameplay, NetherRealm Studios made a legitimately amusing story mode and packed the game with extras (S.T.A.R. Labs, new skins, etc). Sure, there's some balancing issues here and there and players spamming projectile attacks can be so annoying, but overall, it's still a terrific game and a total blast.
Now, let's take a peek at the poll's results and then see what some Viners had to say about the two video games!
- Injustice: Gods Among Us 50%
- Batman: Arkham Origins 33%
- I love both of them 13%
- I'm not a fan of either game 4%
- It brings me great shame to admit I haven't played both and won't be able to before Friday 4%
"I loved both but I have to go with Injustice all the way, exposing me to new characters and with a great story Injustice was a great game which lead me to the new 52 and reading comics in general! I enjoyed Arkham Origins, didn't experience any glitches (quite lucky!) and on replay, I felt it was better the second time as well but it did have to live up to a tonne of hype from its predecessors."
"I enjoyed playing both, but Origins easily beats Injustice for me. The plot was far more engaging, the gameplay was mostly on par with the previous versions of the series which is great because they have been praised and copied by other companies due to its fluidity and satisfying combat system. The main actors for Batman(Kevin Conroy) and Joker(Mark Hamill) were also replaced to make them sound younger, this caused many to worry, but the new voice actors Roger Craig Smith and Troy Baker were perfect. I was surprised that the multiplayer mode that Origins had was actually good, but had a small player base and died quickly. I guess if thats not what you're looking for its down to if you like open world beat'em ups more or fighters.
"Easy pick, Injustice. I work at an after school program and Injustice is the game we play there all the time. I've managed to get kids who weren't into comics really, get interested. They'd play a character and ask things like "Who's Deathstroke?", "So what's the difference between a yellow lantern and green lantern?" and so on. The game also had a variety of costumes and characters, plus it made Aquaman into a total boss."
That's it for this week, Viners! Be sure to check the homepage on Monday for a brand new edition of this segment. In the meantime, go ahead and tell us your moment in either of these DC video games. Also, if you want to suggest a future match-up for this segment (it can be comics, TV shows, movies, or video games!), tell us below or reach out via twitter.