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Superman & Injustice 2: Why This Game Matters

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I thoroughly like the direction being taken by Injustice 2 (aka the only reason I want to buy a PS4) which was released yesterday. The story succeeds where virtually all other sequels fail, not just being a thinly-veiled cash grab. 

Having played the first Injustice (and subsequently becoming addicted) I was immediately a big fan. No, it's not just because it was another addition to the "Batman kicks Superman's ass" library, but because it was an addition to a different, very special library, the "What If?" library where it joins many other classics. 

"What if Superman was a bad guy?" is the question posed by the people behind the game and comic tie-in. 

I was never a Superman fan, for many of the same reasons others don't like him. Resisting the overwhelming urge to make fun of him and his annoying fans at this point (whoops), I will explain why Injustice is the best thing to happen to the Superman character despite it being pretty unaccepted by the super fans. 

Super fans generally don't like the concept because it makes Superman the villain (even if it is clearly a non-canonical entry in the comics world).

It also casts doubt on just how powerful Superman is, which is an issue that has needed to be addressed for a while now after decades of lazy writers made a habit out of just giving Superman a new power every time he had a new obstacle to overcome. 

Injustice is important because it clearly throws off the super fans' argument about Superman being able to beat anyone at will. Fans of this guy should be happy that he isn't unstoppable, because unstoppable characters are dull. Without conflict there are simply no stories to tell.

This isn't a Superman-bash post, but I feel like this idea has not been brought up very often, at least in conversations I have had. Although I am sure I have just unwittingly aided legions of equally as annoying Goku fans in their never ending (and annoying) argument with the Superman fans over who would win in a fight between the two. I half-heartedly apologize.

Injustice 2 feels like it is a neccesary continuation of a story that people genuinely care about.

Then there are the 29 playable characters (including the additions of Darkseid, Red Hood, Swamp Thing and a Scarecrow that FINALLY looks somewhat intimidating). 

I need a PS4 now, damn.

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BOBBY
Bobby Chrisafis is an aspiring Comic Artist and Writer who idolizes Batman and has always cited Frank Miller as his favorite Writer and Artist since the first time he laid down The Dark Knight Returns and realized his calling. He was euphorically happy when he finally met his hero, Mr. Miller (see profile picture). Outside of comics, he is an avid fan of the New York Yankees and Oakland Raiders. He also loves Punk Rock and listening to it way too loud.
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