altered_confusion's Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (Xbox 360) review

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Review

Mortal Kombat vs. DC is a cross over fighter brought to you by Midway. You'll be able to take on the cast of Mortal Kombat with several different super heroes and villains from the DC universe, and visa versa. This game feels like a Mortal Kombat Lite game. The problem is that in order to get DC characters into the game the over the top violence had to be toned down a bit.

Graphically this game looks good. I have to say that I'm pretty sure that the design team was prodominantly male, as the ladies of the game are in fine form, but perhaps slightly out of proportion. The levels also have a certain charm to them. I do find it odd though that in the levels where you can crash through a wall or a fence, when you're done you end up right back where you started. The animations for the special moves looks smooth for the most part, its hard to tell because when you are button mashing your character will become a bit jerky.

The sounds in the game are exactly what we've come to find in a Mortal Kombat game. You're going to have your fill of corny lines, and if you play the story mode you're going to get your cheesy lines that at times ooze with that cheesy-ness. 

The controls are where one could possibly have the biggest issue with this game. This is a fighting game, as mentioned before, and as such you're going to have to do a combination of button presses to execute the moves that will deal out more damage. The problem is that the regular controller is ill equipped for such a task. After a while, once the fights get hard, you're going to find yourself feverishly button mashing, praying that you're getting that move off that could be the difference between winning and losing.

There's not a whole lot to game play.  In story mode you're going to be trying to figure out why beings from another world are appearing in your world. In arcade mode you're going to be fighting to to the top, just like every other Mortal Kombat game. Also, of course, if you want to pit your skills against a live opponent you can always take it online.

As far as fighting games goes this one sits in the middle of the pack. There's always some issues with fighters, and this one suffers that fate as well. If you really want to get the most out of this game I suggest you invest in some arcade sticks. If you don't you might find yourself button mashing and finding yourself getting frustrated as you get schooled by others. This game gets a 7.5 out of 10

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