3 Close...but no cigarAngrilyHot | 27/11/2008 | See all AngrilyHot's reviews (53)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer C'mon...who can't not get excited about the prospect of this game? It's the video game version of car crash TV - the coming together of such differing personalities and brand images that you can't help but sit back, enjoy the carnage, and have a lot of fun. Sub Zero versus Superman? Scorpion versus Batman? Raiden versus Joker?So why then is it a massive disappointment when I actually got to play it?Well the combat is solid, the story mode is substantial and if you are a fan of either universe there is something here to enjoy. Unfortunately the lackluster finishing moves and lack of extras really hurt the overall experience, but if you are indeed looking for a game that pits two franchises full of beloved characters there is a lot to love here. The game is not a failure by any means, but you will find yourself asking for more or wanting to play other more fleshed out fighting games. Casual players will race through the storyline before getting stumped by one or two Kombo Challenges, while Mortal Kombat fans will have trouble accepting the toned down Fatalities and somewhat slower gameplay.I had a blast initially playing the game, but ultimately it is an inferior fighting game, no matter how oddly compelling it is to see two sets of fictional characters clash in such improbable circumstances. In short, this game's fun, but there's nothing beyond the whole "Wow, Batman's fighting Superman" first impression.