Time to liven up the joint!
This week begins the additional spicing that is new fighters to the big DC bruhaha, Injustice: Gods Among Us. Lobo fits right into the cast of 24 Heroes and Villains.
His special attacks vary from ranged Nuclear Shotgun Shells, a chain that can grab his opponents from high or low like Scorpion, and grabs that will take jumping enemies out of the sky.
He’s a lot faster than expected. I thought he was going to be a heavy character like Bane or Grundy, but I was pleasantly surprised.
His moveset coupled with his combos allow for a lot of play with gateway combos. These combos helped me to start utilizing Meter Burns more so than with just saving up for a super attack. Unfortunately his circle attack involves just a simple power up of his shotgun, instead of something unique involving his bike or another piece of paraphernalia. It seems there are too many characters whose special ability is just a temporary power up. Despite this minor quibble, Lobo is well on his way to becoming one of my mains.
He’s just too much fun to play with.
Not only do I 100% recommend adding Lobo to your roster, but I suggest getting the season pass because if the rumors of the rest of the DLC are to be believed, the other fighters will be Batgirl, General Zod and Mortal Kombat’s own Scorpion.
Warner Bros. recently confirmed Barbara Gordon after a leak revealed her, so the rest of the list doesn’t seem too far fetched. Having Zod as a character would be a great additional way of marketing Man of Steel.
If it is the case however, I hope that Netherrealm Studios gives us a second season of Injustice characters or even a “Super Injustice” ala Street Fighter that includes an extra ten characters or so. The DC pool of characters is too wide to not take advantage of. Especially if you cop out the last character as Scorpion. I don’t think that is fair to the license.
I love the mechanics that Injustice brings to the table, but Ed Boon should just make a new Mortal Kombat with the Injustice engine if he wants to see Scorpion in another game.