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There is not much too say. This game out does itself in every way. The combos are fantastic, the characters look flawless, the gameplay is as always brutal and satisfying. If you are in the same boat as me, and had the original when you were a kid, MK9 will throw some serious nostalgia your way as well as some new kicks.
The X-ray moves just add salt to the wound of a ridiculously long combo and not only do they hurt the oppositions health bar, but they kind of make the Agressor (you) cringe a bit at what exactly goes down. Top notch Next gen add on mixed with some great old school playability.
I have purchased MK with no regrets and I know it will be an online MONSTER for years too come. Well done! Now if they only could incorporate the PS move with MK, I would strap a few of those puppies to my feet and Get all crazy on ya!! FINISH HIM!
I've been a Mortal Kombat fan from MK1 in the arcades all the way through MK vs DC and i must say that this is the greatest Mortal Kombat game ever made.
Pros: STORY MODE (best ever for a fighting game. Could take 4-8 hours to complete) Return to 2D gameplay. XRay moves are insanely brutal. Beautiful graphics (or disgusting graphics, depends on your tolerance). Great roster of fighters (everyone you'd ever want, really). Crazy amount of unlockables (costumes, art, fatalities). KRATOS!
Cons: The Krypt is unnecessarily hard to navigate. Online is laggy sometimes. Depends on your connection.
Overall, THEY GOT HIS ONE RIGHT. Anyone who was upset with the lack of gore in MK vs DC will be VERY happy. The fighters seem balanced, the story mode is revolutionary and the tone of the whole game is perfect. Whether you've been playing MK since the 90's or you've never played at all, BUY THIS GAME.