The action of Injustice: Gods Among Us is fluid and brutal. Three attack buttons are at your command, allowing for a range of moves and combos. How each character fights depends on their size and strength. Some, like Catwoman, land a huge number of light blows in quick succession, while Solomon Grundy's attacks are ponderous yet devastating.
To complement their standard punches and kicks, each character possesses a variety of special moves to dish out extra damage. The assassin Deathstroke, for example, uses long-range attacks to control the fighting space, while more brawlers such as Doomsday have to close the gap to be effective.
Characters also interact differently with the environments. Stronger fighters are able to throw parts of the scenery, while others make use of their speed and cunning. Villains prove especially fierce during bouts. The Joker's brutality stands out, as he uses a number of vicious weapons in his assaults, including crowbars and guns.
To get you up to fighting speed, check out the tutorial to learn the basics, while the S.T.A.R. Labs mode offers a range of character based challenges to help with the more advanced tactics, a vital tool for when you're ready to compete against other players.