Injustice: Gods Among Us has been another remarkably successful game for Mortal Kombat devs, NetherRealm Studios. It has a story that, while a bit ludicrous*, still manages to satisfy the comic book nerd deep within me. Okay, not that deep. The fighting engine is different enough from MK to make the change seem worthwhile, there's 24 DC characters included, the detail put into the character dialogue and backgrounds are full of easter eggs and references, the whole package seems totally worthwhile.
Adding on to that, the DLC has been superb as of late. Lobo was an unknown quantity for me, but he turned out to be pretty cool and Batgirl is downright devastating with some of her combos. Her super in particular is one of the most awesome and outright funny bits of animation I've seen in years. And today I awoke to find Scorpion, my favorite MK character (kharacter?) will be making an appearance soon too. Awesome, right? Oh, wait... It's the internet.
Of course people are pissed off, it's new content for a great game that they happen to disagree with. A Mortal Kombat character showing up in a Netherealm game? Apparently they never thought such a thing would come to pass and now that they've seen it will, they are furious. I've seen something similar to the following comment posted a lot of places...
"There are sooo many good DC characters they could have put in instead."
Right, probably true. If you're that upset about it, don't buy Scorpion. "But I've already bought the season pass and I thought I was getting 4 DC characters." Okay. Next time NetherRealm does a season pass for characters they haven't announced, wait. Don't buy things sight unseen. Make smart purchasing decisions. Rumor has it that Sub-Zero might be in the next pack, so chill (haha) and wait. Learn something from this if it pisses you off.
As for me, Scorpion's coming to a fighting game I totally dig. I couldn't be more excited... about something in a video game. Including Half-Life 3. Never got into the series, so I'm not on pins and needles for that.
*Which, to be honest, shouldn't be that big an issue, come to think of it. It's based on comic books where an alien can be anything from looking exactly like humans (and being able to breed with them) to the Martian Manhunter.