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Mortal Kombat Deception - The Ultimate Fighting Game,
This review is from: Mortal Kombat: Deception (Xbox) (Video Game)
I have been a fan of Mortal Kombat since MKI on the SNES. MKI was a huge success and this continued throughout the series. Mortal Kombat Deception uses the same award-winning fighting formula combined with excellent new features to make a superb game. Many old Mortal Kombat favourites are back (Mileena, Sindel, Nightwolf, Ermac to name a few) as well as many brand new warriors (Darrius, Hotaru, Havik to name a few)
The main thing that separates this MK game from all others is the new ways to play. Not only can you fight against friends and the computer in traditional Kombat, but you can also engage in Chess Kombat and Puzzle Kombat.
** Basic Kombat ** - The same game engine is used to provide players with 2 fighting styles and 1 weapon is back from MK Deadly Alliance. Moves can be strung together to develop your own combos and the best part of MK is still there - the fatalities. Each character has two fatalities as well as one Hara Kiri (Suicide move).
** Chess Kombat ** - A brilliant version of chess where you choose MK characters as pieces. When you go to 'take a piece', you must fight to decide the winner. Spells and bonus squares add an extra level of strategy to the game!
** Puzzle Kombat ** - Puzzle Kombat is extremely addictive to play and is similar to Tetris. You have to match coloured blocks before breaking them with special coloured dragon medallions. The loser is finished off in true Mortal Kombat style.......
** Konquest ** - This new Mortal Kombat Single player feature is excellent. You start off as young Shujinko running around in Earth realm when you meet Damashi and agree to go on a conquest to recover special objects for the Elder Gods. As Shujinko, you can roam anywhere throughout 6 realms and meet characters from previous MK games. By the end of your mission, you are an old man and Shujinko is unlocked as a playable character. The Konquest mode is the portal to many Krpyt unlockables such as Alt costumes, art etc. The Krpyt is similar to that in MK:DA.
A new feature to Mortal Kombat is online play, where you can battle other players online in traditional kombat, puzzle kombat and chess kombat. This tops off an already excellent game. If you are a fan of the MK series or you simply enjoy fighting games, then this is essential. I can honestly say that it is the best fighting game I have ever seen!