Mortal Kombat: Armageddon

Published by Midway, Developed by Midway

Genres: Fighting (1 players)

US release date: May 29th, 2007 | EU release date: -

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon user review

Armageddon wins with a flawless victory!

itstimetoplaydawii wrote this game review.

Review written by
itstimetoplaydawii

Intro

To start off, for those of you who say that Tekken is better, you will regret saying that once you play this. Armageddon is outstanding. Right away from the introduction movie, I was hooked on this game. Even if you do not like Mortal Kombat, you will at least respect the series after you have played it.

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon screenshot

Gameplay

For me, this was something of an introduction to what Super Smash Bros Brawl will be like. You have the option of choosing the remote + nunchuck, classic controller, or gamecube controller to control the game. I think that control idea is headed towards Brawl. I have tried all three, and I will tell you now which works best for me. The remote + nunchuck was okay, but it was a little hard for the sensor to understand all of my moves. Warning, the remote + nunchuck will give you sore wrists on this game! Next comes the classic controller. For those of you who haven't tried the classic controller yet, it is ok, but not the best. For one reason, why does the cord come out of the bottom? The attacks are at an intermediate level to perform on the controller in my opinion, but that may be different for somebody else. If you were good at handling the Super Nintendo controller, you will be good at this. Finally, the Gamecube controller is what I use the most on this game. The attacks only use about 4 different buttons, and I can reach them really easily with my fingers.

Okay, I've blabbed on enough about the controls, now it's time to talk about the game. There is a story mode called Konquest, but you can also just play the original arcade-tower mode. There are many mini-games and all of that, which are good for parties. This game stunned me at all of the characters that are available. There are about 60 characters, which include some from the Super Nintendo and later era, which include some like Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Sindel, Smoke, Cyrax, and a zombie Lu Kang. Almost every character has weapons too.

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon screenshotAnother cool part is that you get to create your own fighter! You can choose from a wide variety of options from how they look, their attacks, special moves, weapon attacks, voice, their attack stance and variety (judo, karate Tae Kwon Do) and even to their biography. It has so many options, that I was able to create Sweet Tooth from the Twisted Metal games. I am now working on Sabin and Celes from Final Fantasy 3 (FF6). This game ACTUALLY shows you the moves your character does when you press start! The sword fights and weapon attacks are very cool too. Not to mention the Finishing-moves, which are incredible. All you have to do to perform one, is to use one of your characters special attacks.

For those of you who hate gore games, but like fighting, unfortunatley there is A LOT of gore. This kind of gore includes simple blood, bodies being grinded up, or bodies exploding and their guts flying everywhere. HOWEVER, THERE IS AN OPTION under the options menu to turn all blood and gore off, which Tekken fans would like. The gameplay is excellent, with all of my reasons stated above. The story isn't one that's gonna put you to sleep either. The fighting is excellent, and well coordinated, for if you hit someone into a certain area, they could be bashed into a different part of the fighting room. Excellent gameplay is all I have to conclude with.

Lifespan

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon screenshotThis was almost as good as Super Smash Bros Melee. I played this with some of my friends the other night, and it was so fun that nobody wanted to give up the controllers! The fighting is really fun to watch. If it is that good that nobody wanted to give up the controllers, this deserves a 10. Not to mention like I did above that this game will not put you to sleep.

Graphics

As I have stated before in my previous reviews, I am not too picky on the graphics. They are clean, and easy to see. Some of the bones and blood looked really fake, but hey, this is a video game. In some battle areas, it is a little hard to see the fighters, but it is not too much of a problem.

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon screenshot

Sound

If you used the nunchuck and remote, you will hear the punch noises like you heard in the SNES games. That is basically the only reason this gets a 9. But, on the television, the sound-effects sound incredibly real and well done. The music is well done too, the music fits the scene perfectly.

Conclusion

Excellent game. That is all that needs to be said. Turn the blood and gore off if you have to, but this game is worth buying if you are mature enough. Remember, my reviews are only here to help, it is up to YOU, the gamer, to decide whether to buy this.

88%

Gameplay: Gameplay score: 9

Graphics: Graphics score: 8

Sound: Sound score: 9

Lifespan: Lifespan score: 10

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