Mortal Kombat - Initial Impressions
By ObiBen 04-21-2011 11:10 AM
I told my wife that I was only going to play Mortal Kombat for an hour or so last night. That turned into three hours, and going to bed at midnight.
When I first heard that Mortal Kombat was coming back I was immediately excited. I remembered waiting in line at the arcade only to put in my quarters and get schooled by the better players, but I still kept playing. When I got my Super Nintendo I sunk hours into MK 1, 2, and 3.
My time spent with MK was only in the story mode. I know that the story of fighting games is usually it's weakest point, but this was actually quite entertaining and really well done. It is basically a retelling of the first three MK games, but Raiden has some knowledge of the future and that things aren't going to end well for Earthrealm. The story is broken up into chapters that focus on a single character. What I found most impressive was that there were no loading screens at all. The cutscense and fights flowed together without a hitch.
The one thing in the game that made me say "it's about time" is the fatality trainer mode. It's pretty much what the name says. You can choose the standard fatality time limit or unlimited time. The fatality is displayed on screen and you can just get to the good stuff rather than waiting until the end of a fight (if you're like me you'd probably mess up and have to do it all again).
I know that I have only scratched the surface of this game, but so far it is quite enjoyable. I have a feeling I'll be playing this one for quite awhile.
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|Blank Earth - 04-21-2011, 01:42 PM|
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