Ultimately, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe has its share of quirks and charms, even without finishers that turn opponents into ground chuck. It's a great-looking HD debut for the series, and although the Story mode is cheesy, it's a good vehicle for players to test out their favorite combatants. The online's solid; all of the matches ran lag-free. The game's biggest stumbling block is its actual combat.
Midway has implemented some new mid-brawl mini-games, such as Klose Kombat, but they're really not deep enough to complement a fighting system that seems to be stuck in yesteryear. It starts off fun, but once you've played enough rounds of Sub-Zero versus The Joker, there's not enough substance in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe to give it the longevity of better fighting games.