Excerpt: The words Mortal Kombat will always be infamous in the world of gaming. Rarely does a series have so many ups and downs and still manage to keep it’s fanbase in-tact. After six fighting games, two atrocious adventure games, and endless merchandising the franchise is still going strong.
Excerpt: What surprises me the most about Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is the fact that it took Midway this long to realise the potential of a Mortal Kombat-inspired scrolling beat-em-up. Of course, there was a little title known as Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, but did anyone actually play that?
Excerpt: Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is an Action/Adventure title driven by both intense single and multi-player action. Similar to the recently released Mortal Kombat: Deception, background interactions (i.e., acid pits, living trees, spiked ceilings, etc.
Summary: Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks should be an appreciated break from the fighting formula for any MK fan. The game isn’t the game to end all games, but those Mortal Kombat fans out there should at least give it a rent. If you loved MK and MKII, you will probably appreciate this game even more.
Pros: TONS of Mortal Kombat history!
Cons: It is an average title when you get passed the MK coating.
Conclusion: Shaolin Monks is a game that may not be as impressive as many would have thought at first, but gets better as you play it. You will see more upgrades to your character, which made it enjoyable throughout.
Conclusion: This game had all the potential in the world. Being published by Sega already gives you that edge, but this one just doesn’t do all that would be hoped. It comes up short in almost every category.
Conclusion: 12 /20 Doté d'un gameplay à mi-chemin entre PoP et Ninja Gaiden, MK Shaolin Monks est au final une petite surprise pour les fans de la saga qui y trouveront leur compte. Fun, défoulant et respectieux de l'univers MK, ce jeu d'action / hack & slash ravira les amateurs de combats enragés.
Pros: Agréable à jouer, Une bande son de qualité, Assez simple à prendre en main, De nombreux bonus et modes de jeu
Cons: Un scénario assez limité, Des graphismes assez moyens, Un peu mou parfois, On fait beaucoup mieux en la matière...