Injustice 2: Red Hood Character (DLC) Review

Author
Kevin Hall
Date
6/20/2017
In Short
Red Hood joins the cast of Injustice 2 and brings along an interesting overall fighting style, but he isn't quite up to par with his comic persona.

The Injustice 2 Ultimate Pack grants access to the first of the fighter packs for DLC characters as well as all other fighter packs. The fighter packs contain an additional three characters that are added to the roster for Injustice 2 and the fighter packs can be bought separately or the fighters inside of them can be bought one at a time. The first three characters are Red Hood, StarFire and Sub-Zero. Red Hood is the first of the fighters released for the first Fighter Pack.

The background for Red Hood is a story of Batman's greatest failure and one of his most memorable arcs in comics. Readers decided the fate of a character and created a new villain in doing so. If you don't know the story of Red Hood, you should definitely read about it online or simply watch the 'Under the Red Hood' DC comics animated movie since it is a very dark story in the Batman mythology. Red Hood had the chance of being in Injustice 1 but was beat out in a character poll by Zatanna who was the final DLC character added to the cast of that game.

Red Hood comes equipped with a brown jacket and a red mask over his face. One would expect this guy to be a total zoner, but he is actually more of a set up character. He can toss out mines that detonate over after a few seconds or can detonate instantly if you meter burn them. Red Hood can toss out shurikens from a distance that can be thrown directly ahead or up at an angle. To continue offense or escape, he has a lunging move that makes him dive forward or backward and a meter burn will cause him to shoot afterwards. He also has a high and low parry move along with an air grab.



The most interesting part about Red Hood is probably his character trait. Red Hood will go into a stance where he will raise the bottom of his guns and they will electrify like a taser. Once the stance is started, you have many options of attacks to perform out of the stance. Red Hood can perform many combination attacks from one of the starting attacks and also spend meter in order to finish up the combo. He can go into a taser stance during the middle of a combo to extend the combo much more or leave his opponent guessing if he will finish or try for a mix up at the end to restart the combo.

Red Hood is most interesting in fighting style than he is in overall appearance and personality. I honestly expected a flashier character than what we got with Red Hood, but he does have a bit of flash and still has yet to be shown in a professional tournament setting. It's very cool to see Red Hood among the cast of an Injustice game either way.

Final Rating: 70%


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Transmitted: 8/19/2018 8:53:32 PM