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.
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.
Excerpt: Midway's in a pretty fair amount of trouble as I write this; they're bleeding money and facing bankruptcy. Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe may wind up being the company's swan song. In a weird sort of way, that may have rebounded to the game's benefit. One of the notable things about the last few Mortal Kombat games is that the actual fighting has been almost peripheral; between Puzzle Kombat, Motor Kombat, Kreate-A-Character, and Konquest, post- Deadly Alliance MK games...
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.
Excerpt: By Kevin "Berserker" Hall Player(s): 1-2 Memory: 60 KB Hardrive Install: 6.5 GB Extra Support: Online Multiplayer, Leaderboards I have to admit, when Midway first announced that they were pitting Mortal Kombat characters against DC characters, I feared the worst. Not only were DC characters being placed into my MK but also the developers decided to tone down MK's trademark violence.