Wednesday, April 29, 2009

WTF Wednesday: Heroic Brutalities

This week's WTF Wednesday goes to Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, for its use of "Heroic Brutalities". These are basically what the DC heroes do instead of committing fatalities. Check this out:

First of all, that’s going to kill you. You can’t get hit with such force on the head that you get driven into the ground up to your waist, without suffering, at least, a concussion. Baraka only felt the first blow or two. After that, the internal bleeding finished him off, no questions asked.

Second, no one wants heroic brutalities, DC. It’s a snoozer. We want to be able to rip someone’s head off with superman. Or to rip an arm off and beat someone to death with it. Next time, let Midway use your characters to kill some bad guys. But neither Superman or Batman will kill? No problem; I’ll do it for them.

Third, this is just unfair. Neither Sub-Zero or Raiden are going to hesitate to decapitate batman. Batman is capable of finishing people off just as well as any of the Mortal Kombat players, if Midway had only let him. This heroic brutality thing puts Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, and the Flash at a real disadvantage to the other characters when it comes to the spectacular finish.

My WTF Wednesday goes to Heroic Brutalities in the Mortal Kombat vs DC game for the XBox 360. No one wants Superman, or Batman, to be a pussy. We want them to take care of business in Mortal Kombat the same way all the other characters do. And that means blood; that means death.


  1. Still, despite some weird concessions, MK Vs. DC turned out to be a much better game that people could have considered it. Probably one of the best things Midway's put out in years, and for that reason, too late to really help the company.

    Better late than never.