So my dear friend Paul Walker, who is currently serving in Afghanistan, sent me an amazing graduation gift. I opened the packages and out fell Dragon Ball Z seasons 4-6, Portal 2, and Mortal Kombat! So special shout-out to Paul. I really hope my future husband asks Paul for gift advice before buying me anything.
I’ve started playing MK, and here are my thoughts so far:
These graphics suck! Horribly! Armageddon for PS2 looked better!
All of the females have these amazingly unreal bodies (which we’ve come to expect from MK) but then ugly faces and terrible hair!
The men are big, bulky, square-faced, flat-nosed creatures. Where is the eye candy I so desire? There is none to be found here.
I have the old SNES MK and I took another look at it and, yes, characters look better on MK 2 than on this new Mortal Kombat.
I just can’t understand why the graphics are so bad on PS3. To me, this is unacceptable. It is a simple game. All they had to do was make people. It’s not like they had to make an RPG or something!
Now, to be fair, this probably is only a problem in story mode, since you can’t really see any character’s face that well in an actual fight.
So far, I am having a little trouble getting the rhythm of the tag team combos. I can’t figure out if I’m just doing them too fast or what…any advice on that would be appreciated.
Other than that, all our longtime favorites are back, and they now have a Fatality tutorial section so everyone can get a chance to Finish Him/Her!
They also have a new (and in my opinion, strange) special move bar that starts with the ability to add a little kick to a normal special move, then progresses to a combo breaker, and then finally into an x-ray-destroyer-mode move (my own personal name for it).
So far, I haven’t found any but the first very useful, but I’ve just started and this may change as I get further into the game.
So far, it appears that everything else that happened in MK world was just a vision that Raiden was having. >_>
And we now get to start all over, yay!
I’ve gotten to the highly-predictable part where Johnny Cage gets too frisky with Sonya and they get into a fight. Then my ride came and I had to go, so more on this when I finish story mode.
So far, I’m not impressed, but I am staying open-minded because there is a LOT I haven’t checked out yet, such as online, challenge tower, versus, etc.
In the meantime, please check out this great and very thorough review from my friend Hannah.