posted by jackthemac (Rohnert Park, CA) May 26, 2007
Member since Oct 2004
i rented this game thinking, "oh cool every mortal kombat character. it must be the ultimate mortal kombat game ever"...i was wrong. as soon as i put it in my xbox the opening scene blew me away and i was ready to play. i started by picking my favorite character, sub zero and selected just normal kombat, where you battle until you reach the boss. i am not the best at these games but i am not terrible either. i beat the first two people with minimal difficulties but i was troubled by the combo system, or in this case, lack there of. it seemed as no matter which button combo i tried i couldnt seem to link together any attacks that would be efficent. by the third person i was having sufficent trouble even hitting them. it was frusterating and i ended up just turning off the console out of mere boredom that i couldnt progress any farther. i would have expect such a great game with the name of mortal kombat to be one of the best fighting games considering they were one of the first. i really enjoyed playing the old school MK 1 2 and 3 but now i cant help but be dissapointed the konquest mode was the only saving grace. i had fun doing that because it was different fighting system and a differnt feel, but still it wasnt that captivating.
overall i think midway could have done better especially since mortal kombat is a fighting game.
a positive though is the massive amount of playable characters. i enjoyed seeing characters such as kabal, stryker, sheeva, and others. sadly this doesnt save the game
You should only play this game if you like being board. Mortal Kombat Armageddon is the morst Mortal Kombat ever made. The Konquest on it stinks. And the fighters look the same as the last Mortal Kombat games. That is why you should not play Mortal Kombat Armageddon.
All I can say is what were they thinking taking out the personalized fatalities and replacing it with this combo fatality thing. For me the fatalities were one of the main draws to the series. And with the all the characters it would have been great. Could they not have just done both? Adding the combo thing to a character specific fatality would have been cool. Lots of guys to pick from but the fighting is the basically the same as Deception. Very disappointed......