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SPEED UP WITH CRACKING KNUCKLES....

8.5

Superb
Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent:
40 to 100 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Amazing"

Summary

Over the years, many fighting series have come and gone, eventually losing the spark that drew people to them – as they fade into obscurity. After numerous sequels, all series lose that luster. Whether or not a series is able to reclaim the original fire is what make a truly iconic series.

One of the best examples of this is Mortal Kombat. Not only has the series won numerous Guinness World Records, but it has seen its release on just about every platform imaginable throughout the years.

With the 2008 release of Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe, many fans were left wondering whether the venerable fighting series had passed its prime. For a series whose main focus was its over-the-top violence, the shift to a teen rating in order to appeal to a broader audience left a bad taste in many gamers' mouths. Now, the ninth game in the series is here, but does it manage to remind fans of the reasons why they fell in love with the series in the first place, or will it become just another forgettable addition to an aging titan?

Developed by NetherRealm Studios, Mortal Kombat sees the series making a return to its roots in the best way possible. Moving away from the 3D gameplay of recent installments (as well the Teen rating of the prior game), Mortal Kombat plays like a dressed-up next generation version of the original titles in the series. It's refreshing to see that a developer is able to take notice of what fans want from a series, offering fan-service while refining the gameplay – rather than attempting to reinvent the wheel.




Best MK by far!

10

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
100 or More Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Masterpiece"

Summary

I'm a huge fan of the MK series, and i have every single title that has come out, and i like them all. call me a die hard, i guess. Whil ei do love all the MK games, this one by far is the absolute best. Perfect roster, free DLC costumes, and i love the DLC characters (people who think $5 per character is a lot, needs to find a better job if that's a lot of money to them). i got this game the day it came out and i still play the hell out of it. the fatalities are great, and the story mode and challenge tower keeps me busy for hours. this game has a lot to offer and will keep you interested for a long time. i know that word around is that there will be no more DLC, but i hope that's not true, because this awesome game needs to keep on growing. i look forward to the next installment, because it's only gonna get better and better!




boring game.... you can not skip the videos in the story mode.... and in the final battle agents Shaok Kahn

1.0

Abysmal
Difficulty:
Very Hard
Time Spent:
10 to 20 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Boring"

Summary

boring game.... you can not skip the videos in the story mode.... and in the final battle agents Shaok Kahn.... he is so so difficult he is invincible to most of the attack and are playing with Raden nothing special in him as a god ... easily Shaok Khan will kick your ..... its like he is suppose to finish the game not you .... ?????

and i n the game it self you play with endless battle and repeatedly you are playing with the same player .... !!!

game have no fun

boring game.... you can not skip the videos in the story mode.... and in the final battle agents Shaok Kahn.... he is so so difficult he is invincible to most of the attack and are playing with Raden nothing special in him as a god ... easily Shaok Khan will kick your ..... its like he is suppose to finish the game not you .... ?????

and i n the game it self you play with endless battle and repeatedly you are playing with the same player .... !!!

game have no fun ..... it is really annoying ...... and that **** doesn't want to die easily and most of your attack is useless .....???!

it is really doesn't make any sense why that last match is really really so hard to finish what is the idea of the maker of the game ..... ??!

they did test the game before or what....??!

i dont' want to learn Raiden all moves and attack which is not working any way on shaokahn i just want to finish the game what is the point of make it so difficult .... still didn't get it

this is the first time i give my feedback on a game but it is really make me lose my temper





A game made for the completionist as well as the hardcore gamer. Be prepared to drop countless hours into this one.

9.5

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Hard
Time Spent:
20 to 40 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Best in series"

Summary

No love for sub-zero.

Don't get me wrong, I love Scorpion. Easily my favourite character in the Mortal Kombat franchise. But I can't help but feel bad for the Sub-Zero fans who had to watch their beloved Lin Kuei warrior get his ass handed to him repeatedly. In order to prevent further Story Mode spoilers, I will prevent myself from going on about this note other than mentioning what I find to be one of the most blatantly biased game menues I have ever seen in Scorpion breaking Sub-Zero's jaw. It's official, Scorpion is to MK as Wolverine is to X-Men.
Besides the menu, the first thing you will notice as you play on is the MK trademark voice-over. As you select a character in the character selection screen, the voice which has graced the franchise for years intimidatingly says the names of each character as you select them. Before even playing, I made sure to select my way through the impressive roster as I was in awe of how he made ridiculous names so completely awesome. If I hadn't listened to his voice-over of "Ermac" I would still think it was the name of a promotional burger at McD's. This audio carries throughout the game flawlessly. From voice-over performances in Story Mode, to the outstanding soundtrack, it just makes you want to play tug-of-war with a helpless body.
Of course, the majority of people will buy this game to watch their friend's faces as they rip them limb from limb, and this is fine, but when their friend decides they can't play on as they must scrub their eyes with a loofa they will be thrilled to know Story Mode is as good as it gets. It is true MK at its very best. A great story and script that makes you feel for each character, excellent variety of useable characters, difficult challenges paced perfectly from fight to fight, and Scorpion. Lots of Scorpion. It's difficult to ask for a better Story Mode in a fighting game, but in an attempt to play devil's advocate, I really wish you could play as more Outworld and Nether Realm characters, because as much as I like bagging someone with Johnny Cage, I really would have liked to crush some skulls with Sheeva's brute strength.
Other game modes include, varied Ladder types, a Challenge Ladder that places you in a variety of situations, and several mini games that will be familiar to MK vets. These modes provide nice variety from the story mode and will keep you busy for hours. I found myself attempting to unlock the ending stories for each character, curious to hear the stories for each of the numerous characters. Of course I played as Kratos first as I couldn't contain my excitement of the God of War's inclusion in the roster, and found myself pleased with the way he was written into the universe.
The gameplay and level design are fantastic. You must string combos and special attacks together as you best your foe. Levels are gorgeous. Backgrounds are incredibly animated as living trees breath and move, or an excutioner sharpens his axe. Many levels have their own custom fatalities, and it is worth discovering each one, because they are jaw-dropping. Pin-point timing will be the key to truly mastering the controls. Sometimes I found myself string a combo just slightly out of time as my character locked up and was fed a barriage of special attacks as punishment. It can be frustrating, but when you time it perfectly there is no better feeling. And when you hear "FINISH HIM" it is time to unleash a Fatality, and there are many of them. It is one of the many pleasures to unlock and use each one. The mini games are simple yet challenging as you climb each ladder, and they provide an alternate way of collecting koins (the in-game (k)urrency). These koins can be spent in the Krypt which is a massive variety of hidden collectibles. Here you can find anything from alternate costumes to new fatalities. True diehards and completionists will be in heaven.... or hell in this scenario.
It's not a perfect game, but in my opinion this is the best fighting game I have ever played. It is an experience that needs to be owned to appreciate everything, and I am glad it is my first review. It is deserving of that milestone, and definitely deserving of your investment. Please Sub-Zero fans, forgive.

FINISH HIM!

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Maybe I should just stop with fighting games....

7.0

Great
Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent:
10 Hours or Less
The Bottom Line:
"Disappointing"

Summary

After mortal kombat vs dc universe's failure midway (now known as neatherealm studios) went bankrupt and almost had too shut down until good ole DC picked up there falling pieces. When a new MK was announced a Mortal kombat with gore and brutal fatalities the fans got very excited and generated hype. What we or I should say I got wasn't what I wanted. Lets get the good things outta the way. Mortal Kombat 9's fatalities are excellent. This is the gore Mortal kombat is known for. Ripping arms and heads of and even cutting people in half was neve uncommon for this series. When you beat someone to a living pulp and the classic FINISH HIM/HER comes on the screen it is incredibly satisfying to do and watch. They are also quite simple to pull of though as they are now in the moves menu unlike mk vs dc's where you had to magically figure it out yourself. Next to god of war 3 this is the bloodiest game I have ever seen. The story though simple (like most of this game is) is quite easy to follow. The story is basically an alternate version of the first 3 mortal kombat games. I own't spoil anything but I'll say it is easy to follow and moderately entertaining. But mortal kombat is about well "kombat" No ? This is where the combat falls flat. Each character has a very small move set and are not satisfying to pull off at all. (an exception is kratos) there is also no real point to even using any of scorpions combos as you can just do the same punch punch kick move to win every fight. I don't know about you guys but I liked 3-D MK better. there was a bit of strategy to the fights with 3-D now you are in a small confined space with little to no room. Simplified yes but not exactly easy. While trying to do a combo that apparently did sooo much damage i was crouching and jumping like an idiot. So yes mk9 controls are still bad. Online gaemeplay is here but fighting with others online was never fun as people would just spam the same move over and over again and watching live matches is not fun either for the same reason. So I guess hardcore Mk fans with adore this because there precious gore has returned but with its unsatisfying combat and frustrating online I don't recommend this to many.
8.5

Superb
8.4
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