Well folks, it has finally begun. Great fighting games are finally being consistently produced by many studios. First we got Soul Calibur IV, Street Fighter II HD Remix (releases today on PS3 by the way), Street Fighter IV coming out early next year and in my opinion the biggest surprise as of late, Mortal Kombat vs DC. I have been reporting on this with high anticipation while having low expectation on what would actually come of this game and after a weekend of playing, I am very impressed with what Midway did with this new outing of the Mortal Kombat franchise. Earlier this year when the game was announced, I was highly skeptical as I felt the last two MK games, Deadly Alliance and Armageddon, didn’t have the feel of the classic MK arcade games that I was looking for. So as I began to see early trailers, screen shots, character roster lists and other updates, I slowly began warming up to the idea that this game could be entertaining. The fighting style in this installment returns to teh games roots by offering fantastic 2D fighting with the option to side step as needed. Pulling off special moves then going into combos is seamless and flows very well. The roster is decently sized, hopefully it will grow through DLC, and each fighter is different in that you don’t feel like you are using the same fighting styles for multiple characters. Along with that, both MK and DC characters play exactly how they should be represented with their fighting styles and special moves. All in all if you like fighting games, especially 2D fighters, you will not be disapointed with this game. And for those that don’t have friends, the story mode holds up with a decent story that actually makes sense on how to bring these two universes together.
Positives: Great fighting mechanics, great level designs with interactive environments, main characters from both universes represented, enjoyable story mode, online play and fatalities.
Negatives: To small of a roster, no run button, no fatalities for Shao Kahn or Darkseid and some classic MK button combinations for moves have been changed.
Mortal Kombat vs DC is now available for the Xbox 360 and the Playstaion 3.