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Reviewed: Mortal Kombat: Deception
Producer: Midway
Required System: Xbox, PS2
Overall Rating:
Author: Michael Ahlf
Date: November 26th, 2004


One of the "old favorites" for fighting game fans is Mortal Kombat. In its day, the game didn't really give gamers innovative gameplay, or even superior gameplay, as the engines of other titles like Street Fighter, SoulEdge, and Tekken have proven somewhat superior. What it did give gamers was "realistic" appearances through motion captured animation, and plenty of blood and gore.

For four games - Mortal Kombat, II, III, and Ultimate Mortal Kombat III - the series kept going strong. Where the designers first really, really faltered was in the release of Mortal Kombat IV, their entrance into the realm of 3D graphics. Lacking in both appearance and even the illusion of fluid gameplay, IV was best forgotten, and the last of the Mortal Kombats to see real acceptance into arcades.

The next Mortal Kombat was Deadly Alliance, which fixed many of IV's flaws, enough so to see the series continue as a console title. With Deception, the designers have tightened up the formula, enabling me to give the title 4 stars despite the flaws that still plague the fighting engine.

Added:  Friday, November 26, 2004
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Page: 1/3

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