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

Final Breakdown

Gameplay:

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

Graphics:

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.

Difficulty:

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.

Overall:

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
Score:
Page: 3/3

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