Fight for glory
After giving consecutive successful trilogy, a lot was expected from the 3D version of MK4. The game has become bloodier this time and the excitement of playing it on 3D is something very enticing. Characters are more furious and the battle to save the earth has been taken to a whole new level in this version. Good to see Scorpion and Raiden back in the game, but the new characters like Shinnok and Quan Chi are the ones to watch out for. They can even jump to the polygons isn't it great! One significant drawback I realized was the older style of fighting because since it's a 3D, I was expecting some exceptional new techniques to match the technology. But overall the game has become faster, graphics have been improved tremendously, and the highlight of this version is that while playing the game, certain characters can change their outfits and weapons too. Game play has been made smooth and some new moves have been incorporated for the immortals which has definitely increased interest for the gamers. Inclusion of four new and extremely gruesome moralities is a treat for the fans. Throwing ENEMIES into the now 3D polygonal fans and watching their body part spun around is an amazing experience for a die-hard MK fan like me. Eurocom has developed a great game this time but I wish that this semi-3D feel of the game gets eradicated in the next installment. Apart from MK4, some of the best features of the previous three versions have been combined in the exciting Mortal Kombat Trilogy
which is also worth playing.
Mortal kombat in 3D
MK4 is of course the first addition to feature 3D rendered characters and inviroments. Its also the first time weapons are available to all characters. The controls get a tad sticky at times however the sweet taste of victory makes up for that. Unfortunately, winning in a brutal death match doesnt make up for the lacking character selection. But I suppose being able to see fatalities for the first time in 100 percent 3D form is a sight for sore eyed MK fans who had been waiting for the transition for years. Overall MK4 does what it does best and thats kick ass, MK fans new and old will definately love this game.