But if you want a more in-depth review, do read on. Mortal Kombat (also known as Mortal Kombat 9) offers hours of pure entertainment. You may be thinking; it's just another installment in a dragged out series, and it'll just end up collecting dust on the shelf until the next one comes out, right? Wrong.
A renewed control system makes it easy to pick up and play, while still keeping combos the same for klassic MK fans. The challenge tower offers a seemingly endless variety of mini games that are loads of fun. And the story mode is very extensive and enjoyable (if you can stomach the corny dialogue at times). Plus, the fatalities are very gory. You'll be pleasantly surprised which ones they brought back too.
Also, the krypt is back, offering you tons of items to unlock. I'm happy to have also seen kodes that can be inputted on the vs loading screen. Something that hasn't been implemented since Mortal Kombat Gold. And the level design is phenomenal. There's so much depth in each stage, and activity going on around you.
MK 9 isn't perfect. You can only play online if you have the online pass, which comes with your first purchase of the game. If you bought a used copy, you'd have to purchase the pass for $9.99. And online play is laggy at times, making some fights very unfair. Also, Shao Kahn is incredibly cheap. Blocking doesn't help much, and his hits take away a lot of health. I had a very difficult time beating him on medium. There is no exclusive Xbox 360 character like there is with the PS3, being Kratos.
Definitely a game to check out. I'd wait for a price drop, it's on the more expensive end of newer games, $69.99.
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