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Reviewed: Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: November 20th, 2008
Page: 2

Final Breakdown


A decently fun system with some minor annoyances that stop it from being stellar.


They got this right - there are a few minor clipping problems with caped heroes, but the models are solid and the rest of the visuals exceptionally well done. Enjoy your Fortress of Solitude battles.

Sound and Music:

The music's not the problem, but certain voices (notably, Shang Tsung and Catwoman) were just plain wrong for their characters. Im not buying Shang the Brooklynite.


I'd give it better for being difficult, but it's difficult because of problems in the control system and the computer abusing the "I win button."

Controls and Interface:

Ed Boon and his team need to work on their controls; the whole "pro moves" thing is fine, but when people have to go online to find out what they are, AND the controllers themselves are not conducive to executing move B in a 4-frame or less window, it's not going to help people learn the game. It's also not helpful to force players to do this when the computer isn't saddled with a controller and winds up with "I win button" combos that it executes 10-20 times a match, flawlessly.


If you've got copious amounts of humans on hand to play with, it'll be fun. Fighting the computer all day, you're likely to break a controller or three in frustration. Worth the purchase only if you can guarantee having human friends to play with, online or otherwise.


Added:  Friday, November 21, 2008
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Page: 3/3

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