Mortal Kombat Vs DC Universe has polarized opinion across the gaming world. While some feel nothing but utter contempt for this gimmicky beat-em-up, others insist it is a credible addition to the Mortal Kombat franchise. You have to admit though, the concept of having Mortal Kombat characters battle it out against comic book super heroes is intriguing, and even if it’s not quite Street Fighter IV, at least it’s a hell of a lot cheaper.
Currently Mortal Kombat Vs DC Universe is going for £9.99 on Play.com. According to price comparison this is by far the best deal going with the next cheapest price coming in at £12.98 from Gamestation.
MK Vs DC's attempt to explain why these two genres merge is, as you’d expect, completely ludicrous. As a result of the simultaneous defeat of two bad guys from two dimensions – Raiden defeating Kahn in MK land, and Superman defeating Apokoliptian in superhero world – the DC and Mortal Kombat worlds collide. Both evil characters combine and become Dark Kahn. As a result, outbreaks of ‘rage’ infect both worlds and cause the characters powers to change.
Therefore the Joker becomes strong while Superman becomes more vulnerable etc and with both sides accusing each other of the merger, they decide the most mature thing to do is to have a big fight about it.
Visually the game is great but its controls are a little awkward. Unfortunately, you can’t just rely on button bashing to come out on top. To make a character really work it’s a question of sitting down and learning their individual combos. The fact that the game takes place on a 2D plane with the option to move in 3D by holding the left trigger is a nice idea, but means that it is just to easy to dodge those special ranged attacks. Overall, MK Vs DC is a solid beat-em-up title, but once the novelty wears off, it’s easy to lose interest.
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