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.
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.
Good fighting game more or less lives up to the hype.
Common Sense Media
12 July 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: It's Mortal Kombat vs. the DC Universe. You know you have always dreamed of match-ups such as Sub-Zero vs. Superman, Liu Kang vs. Batman, Raiden vs. The Joker, & Shang Tsung vs. Wonder Woman. OK, so maybe that last one was a little bit of a stretch, but you get the picture. If you are a massive fan of the Mortal Kombat series as well as the DC comics, then ladies and gentlemen....Midway has finally released your ultimate dream game.