Review - Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe

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Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is a step down from the spinewrenching, skullcrushing, bonesmashing world of Mortal Kombat. Produced by Midway Games and Warner Bros. it may be seen as a flop, but that's not the case. As a T rated game there are no brutal X-Ray finishers and smashed bodies. However, the game does deliver solid fighting gameplay, with an array of characters and attacks, from teleporting to smashing.

The story goes like this. Superman defeats Darkseid at the exact same time as Raiden defeats Shao Kahn. Due to this extraordinary "coincidence" the two universes come together, with Darksied and Shao Kahn becoming Dark Kahn. Sounds cheesy right? Due to these two amazingly evil characters combining the two universes merge and begin to destroy themselves due to his power. At the same time characters from each universe start suffering power and faction fluctuations, with Mr. Marvel becoming (temporarily) evil and The Joker being able to stand toe-to-toe with Raiden. This is all because Dark Kahn's "Rage" influence. After multiple accidental attacks on each other the heroes and villains finish each other off in Mortal Kombat, with only Superman and Raiden left to take on Dark Kahn. A.K.A there are a surprising number of surprisingly badass cutscenes.

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe has solid gameplay meant for younger teens with toned-down moves. The moves mostly involve magic and energy and very little crowbar and sword action, as has been traditional in the Mortal Kombat games. The mobility of the characters has been an issue of mine, with the only true evasive move being teleporting, or simply blocking. A few characters should be nerfed however, with Jax's ground pound bypassing all blocks and being very hard to evade. The replayability of MK vs. DCU is the same as many fighter games. Mess around in the somewhat challenging story to unlock characters like Shao Kahn and Darksied and then simply enjoy the same-screen multiplayer with some friends. As a little bonus Shao Kahn and Darksied are not really worth unlocking, unless you're interested in tank characters. All-in-all Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe could be a "staple" fighter game of a younger household but older gamers might find it harder to stick with.

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