Game Over writes: "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 were so packed with features that the central gameplay may have suffered for it.
MKvDC is very stripped-down by comparison. All you get when you open the box is the central fighting game; there are no gimmicky minigames and no quasi-action-RPG. You play against the computer, you play in story mode, or you play online, but you're playing a fighting game the entire time."