Reviews and Problems with Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
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Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe: Reviewed (360, PS3)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: The ever immortal question is not “Why are we here”? or “How will I die”? and not even “Who is God”? the immortal question is “Who would win in a fight between Superman and Batman”? Finally Midway have given us the answer to this. Midway, in collaboration with Warner Bros and DC Comics, have brought the worlds of Mortal Kombat and Super Heroes together in one video game.
Conclusion: And that's the reason why this title sits in the second-to-last slot in my game library - I just don't want to "play" a game that feels like work - looking up moves and trying to mash buttons over and over again to match them just isn't my idea of fun. But if you enjoy learning combos, this game will make you learn every last one if you want the achievements.
Excerpt: With its fatalities, friendships and whatnot, the Mortal Kombat series has never really been one to take seriously. Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe takes the series into further realms of silliness however, and just as the name implies, the game introduces Batman, Superman and a host of other popular DC heroes and villains as playable characters. Midway have tried to craft a story out of this nonsense and the results are obviously insanely silly.
Good fighting game more or less lives up to the hype.
Common Sense Media
16 May 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is rated "Teen" instead of "Mature" because Midway has decided to make the violence less graphic. It's still a fighting game and there can be blood splatter (which can be turned off) and each character can perform finishing moves called "fatalities" (or "brutalities" for some DC characters) that results in a dramatic conclusion to the fight, such as a backbreaking snap, stabbing, or slow-motion kick to the head.
Excerpt: Crossovers have been used across all forms of media, characters from two separate fictional universes coming together for some reason or another. Comic books do it all the time, with heroes from one publisher’s roster battling or aiding the characters of another, and video games have also dabbled in the practice, with Soul Calibur featuring characters such as Link, Heihachi, Darth Vader and Yoda over its various incarnations.
Conclusion: Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is just a great
fighting game overall. Midway has done an
exceptional job crafting some of the powerful
matchups between two of the famous franchises in
the entertainment business. Who wouldn’t want to
watch Wonder Woman trade punches with Sonya
Blade? Or see Superman school Subzero on
freezing? Well, whatever rivalry it may be, the
action is always dramatic.
Conclusion: In fighting game standards this is a fantastic game. The series is back to its roots, playing a Mortal Kombat game is fun again. When you look at the big picture though, there are a lot of problems. Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe could have been so much better if a better team wrote the story. Maybe a few big updates could make this game better, for now pick this one up if you are a hardcore fighting game nut.
Conclusion: Overall this title was a pleasant surprise to review. I went into it expecting one thing, but came out of it being very satisfied. While the game does have it’s problems, like the overall difficulty and the controls being difficult to master, it still manages to impress. The new fighting mechanics, and of course, the new addition of the DC Universe adds a much needed breath of fresh air to this franchise.
Pros: Well it features DC characters! If you liked the feel of the previous MK titles, you will like this one. Very well written storyline. Good overall sound. Voice acting for the most part is very well done. The new fighting mechanics work well.
Cons: The Xbox 360 control pad is not the best controller for fighting games. After you complete the story mode for both factions, the replayability may suffer.