Mortal Kombat has had a tattered history; its first 4 iterations were some of the first games targeted by the “Video Games beget Violence” crusaders. The next few titles in the series were notable deviations in the formula, branded as unremarkable fighters using unremarkable mini-games as a crutch. Much doubt has been cast upon the newest title, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, especially with the inclusion of DC Superheroes resulting in the omission of the gruesome fatalities of old. Having played the game for many hours, I can safely say that MK vs. DC is not a deviation, it’s not a gimmick, and it should be titled Mortal Kombat 4.
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