posted by nitehawk (NORTH BILLERICA, MA) Jun 6, 2012
Member since Mar 2009
I loved MK3 back in the day and thought MK vs DC was a decent game. The PS3 Mortal Kombat fell flat for me, however this is better IMO. I find it easier to use the dpad on the Vita with enjoyment vs the dualshock 3. The minigames and different modes are intriguing too! I am playing through the story and so far it's exciting!
I didn't play the story or side games in the PS3 version, but I played the arcade demo just to give it a try.
The backgrounds look great. There is a ton of game play, including all of the DLC characters from the console versions as well as extra content exclusive to the Vita version.
The game play is smooth and responsive. In full motion, it looks almost identical to the console versions minus a few background animations.
My only complaint is in regards to the character models and how poor they look. In full motion, it's not noticeable. But when the game transitions from cutscenes to actual game play, the poor graphics are apparent.
Uncharted showed us that the Vita is capable of producing near console quality graphics. In terms of graphics, Mortal Kombat is a huge step backwards. The Vita MK character models are only slightly better than the character models from Final Fantasy 7 Crisis Core.
In terms of game play, you can't ask for much more. But I believe more work should've been spent on graphics. Graphics do not make a great game in itself. But if you've played the console versions, you can't help but notice them because they stick out like a sore thumb.