Pros: Story mode alone would have given the game a solid score of 8. I grew up playing the Mortal Kombat series. I had seen both live action movies and I even bought the cartoon on VHS. That said, story mode ties up the Mortal Kombat beautifully and much better than any of the movies I've seen. Everything I knew about MK connected and painted broader picture.
I also loved that the game contained levels from MK 1-3. It was pretty nostalgic to revisit the Shaolin Temple from the original game.
Gameplay wise, I'd compare it to MK2. You're not going to drop some sick 20 hit combos like MK3.
Cons: There aren't many. Graphics are somewhat sub-par for a fighting game. Matching could be improved on online mode. I wish Dan Forden would pop out on the screen and say his trademark "toasty" from MK2.
Wrap Up: If you loved the first two MK games, this game is a must get. I didn't give it a 10 because it did not completely blow me away.