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- Mortal Kombat warriors and DC Universe heroes engage in battle for the first time
- Each character on the roster features character-specific moves to take down opponents in their own signature style with distinct finishing moves
- Face off with two all-new fighting mechanics, Freefall Kombat and Klose Kombat. Freefall Kombat lets you battle in mid-air while falling from one arena into the next. Klose Kombat is a brutal up-close fighting mechanic
- Choose your storyline experience beginning with either the Mortal Kombat or DC Universe
- Face off in various iconic arenas like Metropolis and Gotham City from the DC Universe side and Hell and Graveyard from the Mortal Kombat side, as well as several never-before-seen combo arenas
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When a cataclysmic force merges conquerors from two universes, conflict is inevitable. Kombat forces friends to fight, worlds to collide, and unlikely alliances to be forged. In order to save all they know, the heroes and villains of Mortal Kombat must wage war against the combined might of the DC Universe (DCU). How can either side prevail when rage blinds them to the dark threat poised to destroy them all? Celebrating the clash of worlds, the Kollector's Edition of Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe features box art hand painted by Alex Ross, as well as bonus video content and a 16-page comic book.
You have the ability to choose sides, challenge friends and take the fight onlineIncludes The Kollector's Edition of Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe features box art that was hand painted by Alex Ross, one of the world's most pre-eminent and respected comic book artists, with a removable print designed by Ross Bonus video content about the game 16-page comic book sketched by John Tobias, co-creator of the Mortal Kombat franchise, that chronicles the shocking, universe-shattering events that lead up to the in-game story
Top customer reviews
Only if you're a hard-core collector. You get a very beautiful lithograph. Stunning artwork. I may even have to frame it. The comic is nice. Not great, just, nice. It's not so much of a self contained story as much as it's a kind of mural that serves to get you into the story. It's really short, probably not worth a second read. Same with the DVD. It has some really interesting vids about the making of the game and some interviews. It's surprisingly lengthy, but winds up amounting to extras you get on any DVD that you watch once and never again. So that's a rundown of the Collectors Edition extra's. Decide for yourself if you think that's worth it. I like the litho. Everything else I watched/read once and that's it. And the litho, beautiful as it is, probably wasn't worth the extra $$$. Now for the actual game.
This seems to be the big sticking point for most MK fans. Most of the people who have something bad to say about this game, it boils down to "they toned down the blood and gore. It's the end of the world!" Well, there is still blood in here and there are still fatalities. Are they toned down from previous MK games? Most definitely! Probably only the first MK game on the SNES would be less bloody. Midway had to tone it down to a Teen rating in order for DC to get on board with the game. But like I said, there is still blood and Fatalities. They really do push the Teen rating to its limit. So parents may still want to be aware. But gamers, unless you're a total gore-hog who has to have the bloodiest, goriest games, this is still plenty brutal.
First let me list my credentials on this. I played Deadly Alliance, Deception and Armageddon on the Nintendo systems, all with the Gamecube controller. This is the first Mortal Kombat I've played on a PS3 system. So when I compare, it may or may not be an apples/oranges type thing. One thing I can definitely say is that the mutiple styles per character that was so prominent in the last three games is gone here. Everyone has the same basic move set (aside from special moves). This really does go back to the days before the 3-d games where, no matter what character you played, down and high punch equaled an uppercut, back and low kick equaled a leg sweep.
The past three games got so far away from that basic set up that you never knew what you'd get when ever you tried a new character. Would you get a high punch? Nope. Some kind of kick? Depends on what direction you're holding. It really was that haphazard.
Here they've stream lined it. MK vs. DC is very much taken back to the days of HP, LP, HK, LK. This should make it much easier for casual gamers who are either just getting into MK, haven't played MK in a long while, or are just here for the DC side of things.
Will I like it?:
I personally loved it. The controls are streamlined and easy. Even toned down for a Teen rating, there's no denying the MK roots. Online is very solid. Having wireless instead of wired connection tended to make me lag with other games. Here it's very smooth. If you like fighting games, get this. If you like Mortal Kombat (and aren't going to bemoan the fact that this is slightly toned down in the violence category), get this. If you like DC, get this. Five stars.
After buying the Kollector's Edition and playing it, I must say that this is now one of my favorite games of all time. The graphics are smooth, the fighting is brutal, and the ability to battle characters from both of these worlds is one of the best ideas in a long time (it's also executed quite well).
In terms of the Kollector's Edition, for those of you who don't care about the extra little comic book, cover art, and DVD with extras, that's fine. I think the die hard fans are the main ones that'll go for this. Regardless, rent or buy this game soon.
The only possible downside to MK vs. DC is the fatalities. Some are extremely watered-down while others are very good (for a T-rated game). Personally, I didn't mind because I'm not an MK fan and I think that throughout these past few years, fatalities have become just way too over-the-top and usually climax with an unnecessary explosion of flesh. Ick.
There's more than enough in this game to keep you engaged, however: Freefall Kombat, the "Test Your Might" minigames, Klose Kombat, and the physical damage that can be inflicted on the opponent (complete with visible blood, bruising, and cuts in the costume) is nothing short of impressive. Also, there's a Practice mode (highly recomended for first-time users which allows you to test out a character's moves), Kombo Challenge, and the story mode (which I haven't even played yet!).
Did I mention the online fighting?
All in all, a great game. Controlwise, I found it much easier to master than Super Smash Bros. Brawl (another good game but I like MK vs. DC more). It makes sense that the PS3 controller is easier for this game than the 360's so bear that in mind (unless you only have the 360).
The Kollector's Edition is worth it only if you want to fully embrace the experience but I suggest you rent the game first. If you really love it like I did, then without a doubt, this special edition package is the right choice.
Most recent customer reviews
New smashing environments.
Different combat system.
Free book & nice art on the game package.Read more
No M rated fatalities and the inclusion of DC characters.
However its still a solid MK fighter and if you enjoy MK and DC comics...Read more