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GamerLimit Review: Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe

GamerLimit: "Mortal Kombat has had a tattered history; its first 4 iterations were some of the first games targeted by the "Video Games beget Violence" crusaders. The next few titles in the series were notable deviations in the formula, branded as unremarkable fighters using unremarkable mini-games as a crutch. Much doubt has been cast upon the newest title, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, especially with the inclusion of DC Superheroes resulting in the omission of the gruesome fatalities of old. Having played the game for many hours, I can safely say that MK vs. DC is not a deviation, it's not a gimmick, and it should be titled Mortal Kombat 4.

From the very first punch of the very first match, it's apparent that MK vs. DC is a return to form for the franchise. All the staples of the MK universe are present and accounted for. There aren't any faces that aren't featured beyond Mortal Kombat 2, and there aren't any palette swap excuses for actual characters in the game. Everyone you'd expect from the DC Universe is present and accounted for, with heavy emphasis placed on the Batman canon and a few fan favorites thrown in for good measure. Johnny Cage is notably missing from the roster, but it's clear that this was done to keep the numbers on both sides even."

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