Joker is actually incredible in this game(if compared to IAGU) the problem is that he takes too much work to drive, and relies a little much on unfamiliarity which, for some, is the core of a fighting game. However, joker can walk you to the corner or out zone you (yes i know in NRS every character does one combo and you're in the corner.) he can't really play at neutral cause of his average speed normals and lack of range. He has normals with the speed of a Neutral heavy character like ninjutsu scorpion but with the range of a rushdown character like flash but without the speed. that's his major problem, he doesn't play into any really architype. sure, you can say set-up but... well he works too hard and that's not really a good thing in this game, just look at the top tier, they are all easy to play and you know what to do with them almost instantly. i like to consider myself a clean and efficient joker but i lost to a random joker online and it made me think i might not be playing him right.Hey guys,
So I've seen quite a few people boasting how joker is much better then the joker community leads him on to be.
Now I want to tag people in the joker community, but the problem is, jokers community is pretty much nonexistent at this point aside from a few people that rep the character.
So I've decided to take it to the community in general to talk about what people actually think about him.
Is joker secretly top tier?
Does he actually suck?
Can you say you actually understand the MU with your own character?
Are you actually getting outplayed by the joker player and just mad about it?
Can we support either claim with viable information and not "his zoning is godlike because his gun is so good" comments.
I really want this thread to be as informative as possible.
My personal opinion, joker is a solid character overall. His weaknesses do outweigh his strengths in a lot of MU's, however that doesn't mean he's bad. In comparison to his injustice 1 counterpart, he does WAY better in MU's in this game. He's a very difficult character to learn and master.
I think it's a universal understanding that Injustice 2 is one of the most balanced, if not most balanced fighter, NRS has made. 7-3s aren't really a common thing in this game outside of a few MU's.
Now when I say joker is a bottom tier character, I don't mean that he's a completely useless character. There's just more characters that can do things a lot better then he does.
Due to jokers archetype, it's really hard to balance him without making him broken in my opinion.
So I ask the test your might community, what do you think of Joker?
(Disclaimer: I know it's sometimes dangerous to ask questions like this but I ask that we all be civil.)
sure you can point to stuff like his lack of anti airs(d2 isn't bad but it's not really good either), lack of a trait or slow high projectile among any number of problems you want to mention but everyone can complain about their character look at blue beetle and how they complained about his damage, Ivy and her lack of a wakeup (then) Or Batman and the j2 nerf .... but that's just my 2 cents.