gamers (91%) found this review helpful
There is not much too say. This game out does itself in every way. The combos are fantastic, the characters look flawless, the gameplay is as always brutal and satisfying. If you are in the same boat as me, and had the original when you were a kid, MK9 will throw some serious nostalgia your way as well as some new kicks.
The X-ray moves just add salt to the wound of a ridiculously long combo and not only do they hurt the oppositions health bar, but they kind of make the Agressor (you) cringe a bit at what exactly goes down. Top notch Next gen add on mixed with some great old school playability.
I have purchased MK with no regrets and I know it will be an online MONSTER for years too come. Well done! Now if they only could incorporate the PS move with MK, I would strap a few of those puppies to my feet and Get all crazy on ya!! FINISH HIM!
posted by Vonzylla (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL) Apr 18, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
gamers (84%) found this review helpful
This game really goes back to it's routes, it has all the classic characters, they're all so original and unique, they have the list of fatalities and new X-ray attack features that really get you sucked into the game. Once you really get into the game it's fast paced and the 2d game plane tops it all off to make it amazing. I've got to say that this game is amazing, but, I'm a huge fan of the Mortal Kombat series so the original feel it has makes me feel right at home with it.
gamers (85%) found this review helpful
If you are a fan of the series, then you will not be disappointed with this game. The story mode is by far the most complete of any fighting game series. They have taken new characters that never existed before (like noob), and not only brought them into the game, but actually gave them a fleshed out story as well. Each character is a chapter in this epic story, that pretty much takes you through all the mortal kombats. I kid you not, I played for 2+ hours thinking "the story must be over soon". And then got the trophy for having gone through only 50%... 50%! In a time when fighting games are just becoming about adding new characters and skimping on the stories, this game really does it right. MK has really gotten back to its roots. You have tons of characters, a great story mode, the challenge tower mode, and arcade mode, giving you multiple ways to enjoy this really solid title. Even more you have a tutorial mode that basically throws different "mission" events at you to have you learn moves and characters in really fun ways. Additionally the Krypt is back as well. You earn MK coins, and then purchase unlockables in the form of additional fatalities, extra costumes, artwork, etc.
This game is really packed with a lot of stuff to keep you busy for a while. However, its not without its down side. If you are used to games like Street Fighter, this game feels a little stiff. The animation and graphics are great, but it just isnt as fluid feeling as some other 2d games. You may find some frustrating times where some moves might not connect when you feel they should have, like an animation gave a character immunity for that split second your jump kick should have connected. Also some seriously cheap and/or frustrating fights in story mode where 1 vs 2, gets pretty unfair or a few "boss" fights (I'm talking about you Shao Khan!).
All in all story mode gives this game a solid 8, extra modes bump it to a 9, and a few issues and online lag keep it from a 10