Why do they still make games like this... I can understand the appeal of older Mortal Kombat/Street Fighter style games, but all of the new ones have been garbage, in my opinion. I am not the best at these games, but the control schemes don't even make sense. The only way you can complete any move outside of standard low/high kick/punch is to buttonmash... even then it's a gamble. In terms of a modern game... it's a joke. The gameplay is the same as it's been since the very first Mortal Kombat. What have they changed? The graphics? COOL, I guess. That'll get one point since I can't give it zero. Everything else is played out.
The best part would have to be the $5 bonus characters... that's five dollars... EACH. Before you even get to any kind of "press start now!" screen they're trying to push them on you. Yeah... no thanks. Bargain bin for you!
Was looking forward to the Tower and the Storyline but the gameplay was just repetitive. Do a search for Tower Mission #185 or #300 to see the mindless pattern repeating that passes for strategy in this game. If you like blood and gore there's a ton of it. Or if you like scantily clad female video game characters you might like this (see the reward for completing the tower for a clue as to the mind set of the designers in this regard). If you want a strong fighting game with depth try Street Fighter 4. Or even Soul Calibur 4 which is almost three years old and still plays better than this.