1UP: Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Review

For all its faults, MK vs. DCU is an oddly enjoyable distraction from "real" fighters. Its masher-friendly controls appeal to 1UP in a casual-gamer way, and the midmatch minigames (damage-percentage tugs-of-war, airborne ass-kickings with the defender mirroring the aggressor's button-presses in a bid for dominance) give the fights a sort of party-game vibe. Even the online mode is virtually lagless; outside of a parade of day-one savants.

1UP just wishes the game's signature (and somewhat watered-down -- go Teen rating!) Fatalities ("Heroic Brutalities" for the politically correct DC heroes) appeared in each character's move lists, as they would rather not look up a button combination every time they want to shoot their opponent in the face or drop a Mortal Kombat arcade cabinet on his head. You know, the important stuff.

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barom3626d ago

I might just pick this up down the line (money problems). Considering the reviews has generally been positive and everyone keeps saying the story is enjoyable. They also all keep saying it's best MK in many years.

OGharryjoysticks3626d ago

I was skeptical but I stopped by Gamecrazy on Sunday and they had the game playing. For overall presentation and crazy moves it can't be beat. I don't even care about the lack of killer finishes anymore because there is still plenty of blood. I haven't been this excited about a fight game since the 90's :)