After centuries of Mortal Kombat, Emperor Shao Kahn has finally defeated Raiden and his allies. Faced with extinction, Raiden has one last chance. To undo the Emperor’s victory, he must strike Shao Kahn where he is vulnerable… The Past. So is MK 9 all talk and no action well lets see how this old school heavy hitter fairs on next-gen platforms.
Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Distributor: Time Warner
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release dates: NA April 19, 2011, EU April 21, 2011
Genres: Fighting game
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
Ratings: ACB: RC, BBFC: 18, ESRB: M, PEGI: 18+
Ok so for those that want to see the game in action and get straight into the review, here’s the awesome video review.
Key Game Features:
So lets give you all a breakdown of how it scores.
So being an essentially 2D fighter Mortal Kombat has seen many incarnations including 3D attempts but all of them have paled in comparison to whats been done with MK 9, with every background revamped and characters being rendered in full 3D but still played in 2D the game really has come back to what fans of the series really wanted.
Well it’s essentially MK 3 with all the bells and whistles, now that’s not a bad thing as Mortal Kombat always had a very solid gameplay system that worked and everybody could easily play later games tried to much to fix something that was never broken. So to go back to this great solid platform leaves the player with an awesome balance between character control and it still maintains its challenging aspects.
Now the sound aspect of a fighting game is normally worked out on the feeling created during a battle with a foe, MK 9 leaves you doubled up in agony as you crush your opponents skull.
The background music builds up in all the right places so you are always on the edge of your seat.
OVERALL FUN-FACTOR: 8.5
With tag team battles, a story mode that’s actually worth playing through without boring you to death, and everything that brings back those arcade memories MK 9 is definitely the reboot fans have been begging for and a superb introduction to the series for new comers.
I’d love to hear what you guys thought of the new Mortal Kombat, what score would you have given it?
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