I was a huge fan of the most recent Mortal Kombat that came out and have been thinking about picking up the MK VS DC Universe game for a while now. Is it worth going back to play or did MK9 do much more to surpass it that it's not even worth going back to? I was curious if it had a similar story mode, etc. that took you character by character.
Worth going back to after most recent MK?
It does have a similar story mode, though it was pulled off a bit better in MK 9.
Personally, I think the thing preventing me from totally recommending it is that it is a 3D fighter with 3D movement, which I don't like as much as the 2D plane of MK 9.
It's a good game though.
As someone who dumped close to a hundred hours into 2011's Mortal Kombat, I can't in good conscience recommend MK vs DC.
The fighting simply isn't as tight. Mortal Kombat never totally got a firm hold on the three-dimensional arena combat stuff, and it's a serious handicap for MK vs DC. Combos are less natural to pull off, movement is clunkier, and AI balancing is a recurring issue throughout the game.
There is a Story Mode, but it isn't nearly as fun as MK 9's. Mortal Kombat's story has never been especially good, but its fiction is rich in a schlocky sort of a way. MK vs DC doesn't lean into this, nor does it lean into the DC fiction all that well either. Rather, the whole thing is a sort of empty exhibition that pairs two groups of fighters who don't fit smoothly with each other anyway.
I'd tell you to pass on it. I had no fun with the game in the slightest, and felt Mortal Kombat 9 was not only an improvement, but a synthesized treatise on why 3-D Mortal Kombat games like MK vs DC shouldn't have existed in the first place.
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