Infinite Crisis is aggravating, infuriating, and provokes me to fits of incoherent rage. Or, to put it another way: it’s a MOBA, and it seems like a pretty decent one, too.
I wouldn’t be entirely surprised if you’ve heard of Infinite Crisis, whether you follow MOBAs or not, because it’s one of the few based around a major non-gaming licence. Yes, sure, Heroes of the Storm has all the Blizzard favourites, but Infinite Crisis is DC. That means Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, and Green Lantern running around lanes, punching trundling robots in the face, and occasionally making BIFF noises when they bump into each other.
It’s not simply Batman and Wonder Woman and so on, though. Those familiar with DC Comics will know of Crisis on Infinite Earths, or Infinite Crisis, or Final Crisis, or the other one I’ve forgotten – a set of comic series that depicted heroes and villains from all sorts of alternate worlds battling it out.
Here, then, you don’t just have Batman: you’ve also got Gaslight Batman and Nightmare Batman, too. Other than Wonder Woman, there’s Atomic Wonder Woman and Mecha Wonder Woman. All play entirely differently. These aren’t costume changes – these are different heroes.