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Submitted by Callonn 1110d ago | opinion piece

Counterpoint: Injustice: Gods Among Us and Fighting Games

Welcome to another round of GamerNode’s new ongoing column, Counterpoint.

coun·ter·point n \kaūn-tər-pōint\
1. The technique of combining two or more melodic lines in such a way that they establish a harmonic relationship while retaining their linear individuality.
2. A contrasting but parallel element, item, or theme. (Dev, EA, Industry, Injustice: Gods Among Us, PS3, Xbox 360)

italianbreadman  +   1110d ago
I feel like I've got some real beef with NetherRealm and the old Midway MK team for their games in general, but I'm very optimistic about Injustice. Like the guys in the article say, though, balance is SO important in a fighting game, and feeling like any character is a viable option to be competitive makes a fighter playable or not. Also, I want it to play smoothly. That's why I've been a Street Fighter fan for such a long time, and never got on board with MK, Soul Calibur, etc.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1110d ago
Although balance is a HUGE plus...

it would take a truely skilled player to play as the "worse" character and still own the "uber powerful" character...

I feel an over powered character kinda does cheapen the expierence... but it makes me as a player/gamer want to get good enough to where those characters start to become easier to handle?
WeskerChildReborned  +   1110d ago
I just hope that even the most overpowered has a weakness that would give other people some chances.
Captain Qwark 9  +   1110d ago
sonya blade.....somebody who is good with her can own literally anybody in mk9. its bs
chaostrophies  +   1110d ago
i've learned that it all depends on play-style. play a certain way, and [insert character] will have a harder time setting up combos. as with all fighter games i guess.
chaostrophies  +   1110d ago
If you want a smooth fighter, try MK9. its also incredibly balanced. Got that game on release day and have played nearly everyday since, and im STILL learning new combos with characters i thought i'd "mastered"!

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