The Good: 60 fighters, tons of content, revamped konquest mode, kreate-a-fighter system adds a lot of replay value, great online mode, custom fatality system is fun
The Bad: rehashed stuff since Deception, short Konquest mode, no Puzzle Kombat or Chess Kombat, could have used a little more polish around the edges
This is incredible! I bought my copy from Game Crazy 2 days ago (release day) and it's amazing! Don't let the stupid bad reviews hinder you from getting this! Everything is great about this. The Konquest mode is very entertaining and challenging and fun! You can unlock things from the Krypt in Konquest, find currency, and more! You can now fight people in the actuall game a la Shaolin Monks. It's not as deep as SM but it's very simple and fun. The Krpyt now only contains about 300 items or so and the game only uses one type of currency instead of many. The Krypt even tells you what's inside each lock which is nice.
This sports 60 characters and 4 are unlockable when you collect a certain amount of relic items in Konquest. There are 2 fighting styles but be glad for this. It makes the game faster and a bit more fun. The aerial combat is awesome and super fast and flashy. The Kreat-a-Fatality system is VERY fun and rewarding yet is very deep. There are set moves you have to do such as Forward Chains then there are Transitions like putting the oppenent on his knees then finishers for that or transitions from that. Each part is a certain combo, and bosses have their own sets. You also have sword combos but only characters with long single bladed swords can do this. Check GameFaqs for a full list of these combos.
Lastly, Kreate-a-Fighter is VERY fun and deep and is just so customizable. You can even type up a biography! Motor Kombat is a bit of a let down. The tracks are very short and after a few races it gets boring but it's better with human oppenents. The Premium Edition is what deserves the 9 here because of UMK3 and the whole packaging thing ju