gamers (60%) found this review helpful
Yet another letdown from both the MK series and from the Unreal engine. The game is very clunky, controls are very repetitive and not very technical. MK2 had a more fluid fighting system. I was really looking forward to battling Shao Kahn with The Green Lantern, or Lui Kang-ing some on the internet, but alas, this game sucks just as much as all of the other stupid new MK games. The storyline was utterly pathetic and the graphics are meh...
gamers (58%) found this review helpful
First off, this is a Mortal Kombat "licensed" game, it is a passable fighting game though with some flaws (will get into that below), but anyone who was a fan of getting morbidly entertained by seeing the hightened violence from previous versions in the series will be seriously disappointed.
I'm a fan of both comics in general and a Mortal Kombat fan from back in the day on the green tinted screen of the original Gameboy. My expectations were a little low once I started to read up on the issue of the Teen Rating that was for some reason affixed to the new MK game because of the DC involvement and then all the denied entries for this rating by the ESRB, but I still popped in the disc with a bit of fanboy anticipation of seeing Scorpion versus Batman.
Once playing the game I found myself wishing the characters would move faster. Most characters will make any seasoned fighting game fan feel as if they are moving at a sluggish pace. Granted this is done from what I've read online to make the game more accessible to fans of both Mortal Kombat and the DC comics, but for a game thats in a genre based on reflexes and being able to counter opponents moves, a delay for an action can be the difference between winning or losing a match.
Play mechanics aside, the story is fair. Granted it's a little cheesy at times, but it just adds to the DC meets MK feel.
This truely is just one of those games you have to be happy it even exists if your a fan, even if it's final form is very lacking of classic pushing the envelope of dark humor/Kill Bill violence that MK is known for. A passable filler in hopes of waiting for a new next generation MK to get back to the true series trademark gameplay. Definite rental in my opinion and pick up once it's budget priced.
Played through the games story mode both DC & MK sides, as well as arcade mode.