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Torchslasher
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Since: 17.1.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
I rented this game yesterday, and played it a ton last night and I like it. They decided rightfully to add a ton more to the tried and true MK formula.

The Chess Kombat game is interesting in that you don't just win the space. You have to fight to win the square. I don't understand all of it, but I was happy to hand my friend a loss.

The Puzzle Kombat is where the fun comes in. It's like playing Super Puzzle Fighter, but with the MK twist. There are little midget versions of the fighters facing off as you play the game, and that is fun but a little distracting (especially with Sindel's hair getting in the way of the game board). Overall, this was the best addition.

There is also a story mode, but I haven't played it, so no comment there. I like the production art and mini movies talking about the characters and how they were/are portrayed.

Overall, I still don't know if it is worth 50 or 60 bucks (EB has a souped-up version with even more STUFF), but I am happy that I rented it.



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LORELAI: Not really. The government will close that day. Flags will fly at half-mast. Barbra Streisand will give her final concert...again.
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73
It's a fun game. I was actually pretty suprised at the amount of detail they decided to go into weaving all of the fighter endings together at the end. If you actually sat down and tried to figure it all out, all the fighter stories would create one metastory (which you could actually track all the way back to the first Mortal Kombat). It's so improbable that a fighting game of all things would try to make something out of its characters, but here you go, and it's appreciated.

Puzzle Kombat, by the way, is super addictive.

I really like the addition of unlocking things in the Krypt (a carry over from Deadly Alliance), and there is nothing quite so annoying (in a funny way) than spending almost all your "koins" to accidentally unlock a picture of the production crew.

Also: If you get a chance, watch the Sub Zero bio mini-movie in the "extras" section, and try not to laugh at how excited the guy is to be the character model for Sub Zero.



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Since: 13.1.03
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.84
The $60 version includes another DVD that has an emulated version of MK1 among other things. I picked up the $50 version, myself.

Alot of people have been unhappy with Konquest, but I've been enjoying it. The lopsided Soul Calibur missions (you start with 33% health, enemy heals, you're bleeding the whole time, fights in the dark, etc) really make for a challenge. That, and you have to really play through the mode to get keys to unlock stuff, you can't just get koins from the arcade mode.

It is very similar to Deadly Alliance in terms of style, but the new interactive environements, many of which are older MK levels revamped for 3D, give you new ways to win.

I'm digging it alot more than Deadly Alliance. Glad I bought, because there's alot of stuff here to do.



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Since: 15.10.02
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.20
I love this game.

I've only unlocked the first 4 characters so far, but I'm glad I'm doing it this way instead of just downloading an xbox save game.



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Since: 24.2.02
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.22
Do NOT buy the Kollector's Edition - especially if you have MK: Deadly Alliance already. Here's why:

"An arcade perfect version of the original Mortal Kombat" - Nope. I only played it for 5 minutes but noticed several graphics and sound errors, including one where in the garden stage the background music is so quiet you can barely hear it. Even playing it on a version of MAME from 2 years ago is better than this version.

"History of Mortal Kombat" - THIS is what pissed me off. Number one, you can already see this on a number of sites, including, but not limited to, Gamespot. Number two, it's the exact same movie that was on the MK: Deadly Alliance disc, but extended by another minute or so to include this new game.

"Twenty-Five video character bios including team commentary" - Would have been nice...if it wasn't for that fact that several of these are ALREADY ON THE MAIN DISC.

Asking someone to pay 60 bucks for a game is stretching it a bit. But when the best part about the "Kollector" edition is the shiny slipcase it comes in - and I couldn't even find the "Wal-Mart Exclusive" Raiden one like I wanted, I had to get the Scorpion cover - it borders on ripoff. There isn't even a nifty short film on the making of the game like MK: Deadly Alliance had.

BUT, I would definitely reccomend the $50 version. I'm digging this game a lot. So far I'm not the least bit sick of Konquest although down the road I suppose that might happen. Haven't even tried online play yet, I'm saving it for when I get bored.




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Since: 21.1.03
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.49
Are you that hard up not to spend an extra $10? It's only $10 for god sake

Thanks for the "advice"

(edited by LanceJr on 13.10.04 1100)


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Since: 2.1.02
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
    Originally posted by LanceJr
    Are you that hard up not to spend an extra $10? It's only $10 for god sake

    Thanks for the "advice"

    (edited by LanceJr on 13.10.04 1100)


But, if it's nothing special (as his description seems to indicate) then why bother spending any money on it at all? Why bother paying 50 cents extra if you don't really get anything "extra" from it?

Of course, I'm really not one to speak, since I'm prepared to wait several months just to get the GameCube version ...





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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
My favorite special feature so far was the MK Mythologies blooper reel. It was hilarious. The rest of the production art and movies are decent to view, as it adds some value to the game.

The Konquest mode is kinda boring, but they made a smart move on making you learn the characters' fighting style. I have found that I am pretty decent now with Mileena and Havik (I LOVE his head snap taunt), and I wouldn't have even picked these characters unless I learned their moves. There is definite replay value from this new mode.

And for Excalibur, check out the Jax video. THAT guy is super into his character, despite looking pretty out of shape.



RORY: So, is this party Grandma's having going to be a big deal?
LORELAI: Not really. The government will close that day. Flags will fly at half-mast. Barbra Streisand will give her final concert...again.
RORY: Uh-huh.
LORELAI: Now, the Pope has previous plans, but he's trying to get out of them. However, Elvis and Jim Morrison are coming and they're bringing chips.

-Gilmore Girls
KaneRobot
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Since: 24.2.02
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.22
    Originally posted by LanceJr
    Are you that hard up not to spend an extra $10? It's only $10 for god sake



I don't give a damn if it's ONE dollar - it's still a ripoff because the features listed are a) misleading and b) Available elsewhere for free




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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.36
    Originally posted by KaneRobot
      Originally posted by LanceJr
      Are you that hard up not to spend an extra $10? It's only $10 for god sake



    I don't give a damn if it's ONE dollar - it's still a ripoff because the features listed are a) misleading and b) Available elsewhere for free
After picking up Midway's Arcade Treasures 2 disc, I have to question their quality control when it comes to emulation. I'll wait until the double version is available for rent here first.



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bubblesthechimp
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Since: 22.3.02
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.72
I haven't played the new game but i have to mention "cooking with Scorpion" from deadly alliance as the funniest thing even in an MK game.



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KaneRobot
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Since: 24.2.02
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.22
    Originally posted by SOK
    After picking up Midway's Arcade Treasures 2 disc, I have to question their quality control when it comes to emulation. I'll wait until the double version is available for rent here first.

It's bad enough that the "arcade perfect" MK1 was half-assed, now they're doing crappy jobs on a disc that is nothing BUT emulated games? Ugh.

I actually waited on the first MAT game and it eventually became a freebie when you bought NBA Ballers. I bought NBA Ballers, sold it new on EBay, and ended up getting MAT for like 5-10 bucks since I made most of my money back.

I'd assume MAT2 will eventually be a freebie as well. I can wait.

    Originally posted by bubblesthechimp
    I haven't played the new game but i have to mention "cooking with Scorpion" from deadly alliance as the funniest thing even in an MK game.

I actually agreed with you until I played MK:D and came across the Mokap character in Konquest mode in Netherrealm. For the uninitiated, Mokap is a hidden character in Deadly Alliance that, duh, did the motion capture stuff. He has those little white spheres all over him that track his movements into the computer. Anyway, the funny part is...


Spoiler Below: Highlight text to read
After you complete his completely out-of-storyline quest (he talks about being teleported from "Chicago in a motion capture studio" to the Netherrealm), if you punch him for no reason after he pays you ("20 bucks"...a/k/a 600 platinum coins), he'll yell at you and say "OW! MY BALLS!"

You know, balls like the spheres on his outfit. Hyuk hyuk.


Still, the Cooking With Scorpion thing was great, especially the close-up shot of him icing the cake and trying to make a satisfied face with his pupil-less eyes.

(edited by KaneRobot on 18.10.04 0707)



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.12
60 dollars is a rip off. it's gay ass fuck we got to pay 50 why pay 60 for a shiny cover with a man or a woman looking like an asshole that just finished smoking cocaine.





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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.22
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