Since last time, I’ve been plowing through games right and left, trying to stay ahead and check everything out. Fortunately, all of my “wants” are coming to an end, so I can just sit back and enjoy my spoils of war.

Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe has turned out to be fun. I’ve caught a little flack from my peers for liking the title, but I have a soft spot for Mortal Kombat, and it’s never gone away. That said, I’ve had some disappointment in some of the more recent titles in the series. MK Vs. DC, however, is a good return to basics. It plays like MK2 and MK3 (my two favorites in the series), and FINALLY gets rid of some of those unpleasant gameplay aspects that it picked up when it made the jump to 3D. It focuses on the better MK characters, and dumps all of the lame ones from the later games, the storyline is surprisingly coherent with that “gee whiz” comic book feel, and while the Fatalities are neutered, the control and gameplay have been restored to the special moves over combos style, and more importantly, is actually fun to play. So “hurrah” for my gut feeling about this game not turning out to be a disappointment. Also of note, Joker steals the show. They nailed his personality in this game perfectly, and he has one line that I completely cracked up on (Star Trek fans take note).

I’ll have more to say, soon. This week also marks when the Wii came out 2 years ago, and I want to discuss my thoughts on how it changed from my initial “Day 1” purchase, to even the hopeful prospects I had for the system a year ago.

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