I have been completely blown away by this game. I've always been a fan of Mortal Kombat, I played Trilogy when I was just a kid (with the gore turned off to appease my parents!) and loved it, but I have to be honest, the quality of the games have always been hit or miss. Armageddon was a bit of a clusterfreak, no doubt and MK v DC was very silly. But forget all of those, this 2011 reboot of Mortal Kombat is the new, quintessential MK experience, and in my honest opinion the most enjoyable fighter on the shelves right now.
The storyline is immediately impressive. Of course, as a fighting game, nobody expects it to match Bioware or Bethesda, but it still does an utterly phenomenal job of rebooting the franchise and the writers pulled no punches. The story is daring with characters shockingly killed off, and the presentation is satisfying. No corners were cut when it came to arenas and mid-battle cinematics (which are gorgeous and using the in-game engine).
Honestly, all of the presentation is great. The entire game is polished to a beautiful shine, and it shows. Beyond a handful of recycled animations on an unlockable character (you won't get any spoilers from me!), the utmost attention of detail has been put into every character model, every animation, every battlefield.
I'm going to list a few faults, however. These are, to me, the only faults with this game. First, the voice acting on some characters is lacking. Plenty are quite solid, even excellent, but others, like Shang Tsung, sound like a teenager giving a silly evil bad guy impression. Additionally, most of the female character costumes are... ridiculous to say the least. Sure those who enjoy fighting games are no strangers to busty women in revealing clothes, but some of these costumes make the Dead or Alive girls look modest.
That's it though. Really, that's all. The gameplay is fast and brutal, the violence is over the top and satisfying. The entire game is a smash hit and I highly recommend it!
posted by RwcSaint (REDWOOD CITY, CA) Apr 22, 2011
Member since Sep 2010
I gave it a 9 because you pretty much fight the same people over and over again in the story mode, its cool but when you fight that annoying girl with the 4 arms 20 times after she got beat down every single time it got pretty annoying (yes she is the most annoying character imo. "its like your not good stop acting like you can beat anyone" dont care for her name either) the storymode is pretty long and frustrating because it seems raven never gets it right. and yes i know that in every MK you couldnt do fatalities in story mode but c'mon not even the bad characters wanted to kill anyone? (except a few) Most frustrating thing in the game is when they have you up against 2 people and your all alone (still win the fights but would be cool if i had a partner). On another note im glad they made a new MK and they actually explain the story behind each character, whenever they introduce a new character into the game they have cutsecenes explaining how and why they joined with background stories.
what really killed this game for me is the useless MP code thats needed to play online. Im guessing every game is going to be this way from now on but why did they have to ruin a classic with the bs code?! atleast let me play against my friends online (not sure if you can but still disagree with the code) GAMEFLY needs to step in cause sooner or later alot of people are going to stop renting games.
Great game. Visuals are sick and fighting is fun. Story mode is cool and helps you understand the whole story behind Mortal Kombat. The only reason I gave it a 9 was because the game can be extremely cheap while playing the bosses. Took almost an hour to beat final boss in story.