As promised; celebrity redhead Conan O'Brien has grappled with the lofty issues of Injustice: Gods Among Us in his semi-regular Clueless Gamer segment! The Conan review marks the official debut of General Zod -- fourth character in the DLC Season Pass!
The TV talk show host [not to be confused with The Barbarian] and eponymous clueless gamer takes a fresh, critical look at the hugely successful DC Comics fighting game and surrounding promotion. Injustice: Gods Among Us #1 -- the tie-in comic book -- comes with high praises, described as, "... a new level of nerd." containing "a lot of nudity." Expressed through combo, Conan rates the game a B+ [spoilers!!].
Conan quickly establishes his own tier list, with Aquaman beneath even the lowest of marine life, and Green Arrow somewhere near the camp-bowman middle. Wonder Woman is elevated to the upper tier with emasculating results; Lex Luthor proves dominant against the less cerebral talents of infamous Superman villain, Doomsday.
General Zod gets his fifteen minutes of national television exposure, with an adequate performance of all the basic moves. His much-talked about Super Move sees a hapless Batgirl driven through The Moon, before being laser eyed back to the Earth. Zod -- not quite the movie version, but not the comic book type either -- carries the familiar aloof characterization that has come to be trademark. His stance is noteably upright and non-combative; his aerial exploits end with a more upright conclusion than most flying characters.
All of this is well and good, but the real main event is obviously the arrival of The Flaming C. Created in a previous segment with the aid of DC Animation Head, Bruce Timm; Conan's superhero of choosing dominates Aquaman with a teflon fist (except for when he doesn't).
The Flaming C Super Move Close-Up Blatantly Stolen from MKOmmunity User Detox!
No word yet when The Flaming C will be available for purchase (as The Flaming DLC, if you will). General Zod joins the online store in July. Zod is the fourth (and presumed final) character in the Season Pass, following Lobo, Batgirl and Mortal Kombat's Scorpion. Characters can be purchased individually for $4.99 (400 MS Points), or 4-for-3 via the Season Pass. Discuss it all on the DC Universe Injustice forum.