Reviews and Problems with Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
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Realm of Gaming
2 April 2006
Excerpt: Midway's latest addition to the historically great Mortal Kombat franchise has received quite an impressive update for its first round on the next-gen consoles. Packed with crisp graphics, a fast and smooth fighting system, and nearly 700 unlockables, Deadly Alliance manages to do its ancestors justice and be an all-around great GameCube game. Perhaps more significantly than in any other video game genre, fighting games absolutely need to have a solid gameplay base.
Excerpt: The game dances with its patented half serious/half joking attitude throughout. Just when you think maybe one fatality is a little too over the top, you unlock an extra like Cooking with Scorpion that balances the extreme tongue in cheek bloodshed with extreme tongue in cheek humor.
Excerpt: Mortal Kombat is a game of controversy. When it was first released, it quickly become a hit and players rushed to arcades to spend time defeating their opponents with lots of blood and fatalities. Midway continued the series with Mortal Kombat 2, which most fans of the series consider to be the best game in the series.
Excerpt: Mortal Kombat is a survivor. Back in the early '90s, the fighting series started out in arcades as one of the first viable alternatives to the juggernaut that was Capcom's Street Fighter II. The original game had a distinctly gritty feel that aimed for photo-realism mixed with fantastic scenes of unprecedented gore. Over the years, it became a gigantic mythos, spawning movies, action figures, comic books, cartoons, and even a live-action TV show.
Summary: A Mortal Kombat game that doesn't suck? Can it be possible? Read to find out...
Pros: 3 fighting styles per fighter add both strategy and variety, A cavalcade of classic characters mixed with new blood, A fighter that delivers fine visuals without any sacrifice to fluidity, A ton of unlockable content from characters to costumes to art and more
Cons: Single-player AI could be too aggressive for less proficient fighters, Still not as sophisticated and balanced as some higher-profile fighters