First of all let me start off in saying i hate fighting games and believe that in 9/10 cases they are easy and very simple.
Mortal Kombat was not.
Mortal Kombat went back to its roots, which for someone like me that really means nothing other than creating your own fighter was no longer an option for a story, but even without that feature this MK still is much better.
Story- The story in MK's have always been really hard to follow, in this one i found the story to be quite followable and extremely entertaining, and actually caring about the characters. (only unfortunate thing was no Fatalities in story mode.)
Graphics- The graphics are very good, especially the backdrops that just make your jaw drop. For a fighting game it goes well beyond the traditional graphics.
Gameplay-This is where fighting games should shine, and for MK it did it so well i almost skipped my college classes for it. First of all the combos are easy to understand, unlike some past games, and make it challenging to throw these kombos together for a better attack. The game also makes you have strategy, you can not go in with just punches and kicks and expect to win, you actually have to fight intelligently because your opponent does too. I loved the 1v2 fights, thought they truly tested your metal, and the boss fights however annoying, were very good to learn what kombos did what and what if felt like to be a complete noob sometimes.
Overall-Very good and complete game, the graphics,story, and gameplay are top notch. I hate fighting games but i believe that MK may have pulled me out of that niche, after being disapointed with portal 2 this has truly satisfied me. This is most definitly a rent if not a buy, trust me you will love it.
posted by rockcity1988 (KIRKLAND, WA) Apr 28, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
This game re-captures the greatness of Mortal Kombat 1 and 2 and the story mode just adds to the overall experience. Because PSN has been down for a week I haven't been able to play online but I can only imagine that it's just as good or even better than playing the computer. I'm going to warn you that Shao Kahn is ridiculously cheap. The best way to fight him is at a distance. If you try to get up close he'll hit you with so many unblockable attacks you'll want to throw your controller at the TV. I'd give it a 9.9/10 because Shao Kahn is vastly overpowered and cheap. Plan on buying this over Marvel vs. Capcom 3 even though I haven't played the latter yet. Enjoy this one. Hopefully they can top it with the next installment.
posted by BigMike24x24 (LAKEWOOD, CO) Apr 27, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
This game has returned to it's roots. The graphics are amazing and the overall gameplay is great. The online has a little bit a lag which can get annoying! Also I am having a problem with people quitting right as I get to beat them and I don't get my match win. That sucks.
The story mode is great. I would love it if you would have choices to make in the mode though. But the overall story is great and the characters are involved. You also have a good selection of characters and Kratos rocks in this version. I love the Ladder but wish you could choose the length of the ladder like in the old ones. X-Ray mode was and is a great idea and Boon and squad did a great job of incorporating this in the game because it is vital when you land it but it's not always a giving that it will land and you have to use timing to actually do it. The combos are great and not just X,X,X or square square square for every charcter. If you want to do damage you have to learn the combos and the moves to actually be good with a chacter. This game is awesome!
Wide selection of Charaters
Variety of Modes and Moves for each character
Story is great and actually makes sense
X-Ray Mode is fantastic
It's so rare that you find a complete fighting game with so few Cons but Mortal Kombat comes as close to it as you will find.