Yes, that insane announcement from last week is all true; the savagely retarded fighters of Mortal Kombat will tussle with the often near-omnipotent heroes of the DC Universe. In the above clip, Sub-Zero trades punches with Batman, and it seems all right, possibly because of Batman’s large experience with fighting ice-based people. But just imagine Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Hawkman in Batman’s place, and it’s just goes straight to the goofy hell.
I have one suggestion on how to save this?just own the goofiness, and have DC-related fatalities. If I could play as Wonder Woman, wrap my lasso around Scorpion’s neck, and pull his head and spinal column out? Well, that’d be a game worth playing.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.