By Chris Sweda
Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Distributor: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release date: April 19, 2011
Genre: Fighting game
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
Rating: Fatality! 5/5
Once again, Earth’s mightiest warriors must defend are realm from the invasion of Outworld in Mortal Kombat. Lead by Raiden ,the god of thunder, Sonya Blade, Liu Kang, Jax, and other earth realm heroes defend earth from the emperor of Outworld and his minions.
I really liked the old school elements from the past Mortal Kombat games that the developer brought back in this version. One item in particular I’m happy about is the Krypt. The Krypt first debuted in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance and allowed players to purchase characters and other items though coins that were won after winning each match. The developers really took to heart what fans have come to expect from their fan base.
The graphics have improved immensely since the original release of the game. The realms of Mortal Kombat have never looked better. The game is enhanced with fluid movements and characters now show “authentic battle damage”. The only thing I can say I did not like about the game is the fact that Shao Kahn is still a cheap A-hole.
Mortal Kombat really shines for me in its story mode. Imagine that you were able to play though a Mortal Kombat movie. A player is fully immersed into the environment and the plot is interesting enough to keep your attention. The in game cinematic flow right into the player controlled fights seamlessly so well in fact that it really feels as though you are in a film rather than playing a game.
Mortal kombat once again brings bone crunching, blood spilling fun to the masses. I give this game a 5out of 5.