This game is so great. I'll always be a fan of Mortal Kombat, and so will most gamers who were born in the 80's and 90's. All the characters we love are here, from Scorpion to Liu Kang to Nightwolf. But really, this game only re-tells the stories from MK1, 2 and 3.
Now luckily for me, I got this at a discount price of £10, but to anyone who paid full whack then I'm sure they'll be muttering RIP OFF under their breaths. If it's the same story and game as the original, then surely market it as a 're-mastered edition' or something! Maybe it's my fault for being naÔve but just be warned. There are some new things to be glad of though, like tag team mode (Which by the way is awesome) and King of the Hill mode, and plenty of dlc characters!
The story however, was a let down. You'll be constantly put into repetitive fights, so the game gets boring after chapter 3. Also, some of them are just plain unfair like 2 vs 1. They say it's supposed to be hard, but really its just laziness on the developers part. All the missile attacks are basically the same thing just a different animation. Then you spend about 10 hours doing the story (Yes it is that short) and get to the end ( BIG OLD SPOILER ) where Raiden fights Shao Kahn. Now, I like challenging games, I played this title on expert straight off the bat but when you fight Shao Kahn for the 3rd time he's just broken. Massively overpowered, immune to grabs, has block busting attacks and Raiden is just...Raiden. Supposedly a Thunder God, but really he is as weak as a dormouse. Don't get me wrong you will eventually beat Shao Kahn, but by that point the fun of the game will have been well and truly sucked out of it.
But, if you can pick it up for less than £12 then do so. You will still love it, just as I do!