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Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter IV: 2011 Title goes to which game?

If you consider yourself to be a fighting game fanatic, it’s fair to say that you have been treated to three of the finest titles in Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Street Fighter IV and Mortal Kombat, all of which have released in one format or another in the space of a year.

Putting Marvel Vs Capcom 3 aside, we want to know which game gets your vote as the best of 2011 with regards to MK and SFIV as we believe they are ahead of MvC3 in terms of popularity and replayability. Many of you will feel that comparisons between the two are pointless as Street Fighter IV is the dominant fighter hands down, but those who have played the Mortal Kombat reboot won’t agree, as we can also concede that the new Mortal Kombat game is a classic trip down memory lane that we’re loving so far.

In terms of gameplay, opinions are going to be divided as both titles are obviously built on different engines and offer a unique fighting experience relevant to each respective franchise. In terms of which title is the more hardcore, you may argue that Street Fighter IV is the winner here, as it’s a game which is regularly at the centerpoint of tournaments around the world – EVO being a prime example. However, we heard recently that co-creator for the game Ed Boon is trying to get Mortal Kombat entered into future EVO tournaments, and we wouldn’t argue with their decision as the game does feature a pretty complex combo system, although definitely not as technical as the system featured in Street Fighter IV. Simple combos can be executed by pressing the same button three times in MK, but this isn’t possible in Street Fighter IV so we’d have to say that SFIV wins in this aspect.

If you are comparing one fighting game to another, then another aspect that has to be looked at in great detail is the online multiplayer mode. Once again, we have to say that Street Fighter IV has the superior online mode compared to MK, as the sync and lag problems in MK are pretty frequent, although we are pleased to see that NetherRealm Studios are improving on this aspect with every patch update for the game, so hopefully online mode will no longer be the weakest link of the game on an overall perspective.

Whether you enjoy throwing out hadoukens as Ryu or performing Scorpion’s harpoon move on MK, gameplay comparisons and arguments are always going to be debated on which is best so we can’t really come to a conclusion on this aspect. However, we’re looking forward to hearing what you have to say about both titles, as we’re sure a lot of you own a copy of both Street Fighter IV and MK so you’re a in a position to give a good conclusion on both.

Is Street Fighter IV still the premium console fighter in your opinion, or has the recent release of Mortal Kombat changed your mind?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Aue_j
Aue_j

they’re both good for  their own reasons, Street Fighter is more balanced, Mortal Kombat is more about breaking the opponents defense & beating them to death till they can’t recover, but Mortal Kombat has a good system and better terms of fan service, though the additions in Super+AE more than warranted buying an updated copy

Blah
Blah

Chevy to a Lexus. Gore vs Refinement. Brunt vs Precision. Cheap thrills vs Depth.

How about an article on Lil B vs Kool G Rap next

Anonymous
Anonymous

Mortal Kombat! SF is slow and boring…

Abiola Young X Oretade

and i camnt stand the fact that some people think story doesnt matter ah yeah it does im pretty sure if marvel vs capcom had a story in it it would have done way better and it would  be replayable for people who cant stand losing online to pros who spend their whole lives on the game

Abiola Young X Oretade

oh so becuz street fighter controls are fuking complicated makes it better as if if thats the case i say mortal kombat way easier to play damn at least in mortal kombat you dont have to do quarter circle like the speed of a cheetah

slammr28
slammr28

SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV Arcade Edition, Nuff Said, thumbs up!!!

Carlos Moyano

please, as if MK had te depth of sf..mk is all jugle and it has  a block button…story line doesnt matter in a fighting game…mk has more contenst, but thats for casuals…sf is hardcore…tighter, more fluid controls all the way…buffering, fadc’s…we pretty much have seen all mk has to offer, on sf, we are sitll finding out crazy shit…the hype is bigger on sf…AE is an amazing game, so much fun, better netcode, always full….mk get repetitive and boring and lets not even mention the fatalities, cause without them, the game would not survive…i give mk9 credit for finally coming… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

obviously Mortal Kombat

Michael Balch

WITHOUT QUESTION, Mortal Kombat. 

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