I liked this game, iv been playing MK since it came out somewhere back in '94 , the only downside to this game, is you have to learn new button combos...everything else is as good as the originals , and better
Having recently picked up the latest instalment of the Mortal Kombat franchise, I was most definetly suprised once I had booted it up to find a decent well thought out game. For the past few games that have come out of the Midway house bearing the MK logo have been far from ideal. But Midway finally improved on the last few instalments, and listened to there community.
The latest games have all shared the same issues, lack of playable characters. While Mortal Kombat: Armaggedon(MK:A) actually does not lack in the category. They managed to ship with a wide cast of the MK franchise characters. Included in that is the all necessary: Sub Zero, Scorpion, Raiden, Reptile. But that is not where it ends they also included many old classic characters including: Sindel, Cyrax and Sektor, and many others from past games. Each character comes equipped with all the moves you would think and know they should have, but also have two different stances in which you can switch between. One being a normal fighting pose such as Tae Kwon Do or Jujitsu but also a weapon stance. Each character has a unique weapon to each of them, such as Raiden has a staff and Scorpion has his sword.
The gameplay has not changed much since the earlier Play Station 2(PS2) releases. Its still takes place in the 3 Dimensional(3D) arena. But included in MK:A are even more enviromental play. The people at Midway did a good job integrating the enviroment even more into the play. There are countless ways to beat your opponent, but whats better then knocking them against a wall, up into a large church bell that then sends them crashing down two floors to there death? Well there actually is a few things, you will have to play to find out what they are though.
In terms of the graphical situation there is no real large improvement. Which was relatively expected. They are not pain stakingly ugly but dont expect some great high defention(HD) Xbox360(x360) experience in this sony title.