Way better than the first. I barely liked the first. With that said. I adore injustice 2. Why? The graphics have come such a long way and the most importantly the combat has become a lot better. Smooth? Not as much as I would like, you'll still be mashing buttons here and there out of aggravation to win.. Just not as much as injustice 1. My face characters to play are Harley and the flash. Black siren is pretty good, too. In my honest opinion, though, I'd wait until this goes down in price.