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So we all know that corporations are like their own entities and all that bullshit (that’s only if you study business). But here’s where this gets twisted: In the future, every corporation has an agenda, but some corporations have takeover as their agenda, with agents that can generally make the situations hostile.
First off, this game is a reboot of a Syndicate game that came out in the early to mid 90’s for PC (and even had a follow up). The only problem with these games to me, is they didn’t really look like they were as strong and just looked like they fucking sucked to be honest. So, essentially the game is set in the year 2069, where players are an agent of this massive corporation. Badass weapons, a DART chip which has a ton of different functions and a mission at hand are the main premise. There’s weapons that have different functions, also including the way players aim down the scopes, but the weapons themselves are unique, which makes this cool.
Players are able to upgrade throughout the game, which include chip implants, and things of that nature. Also at their disposal, players will be able to access things like breach or doing other things with the use of the DART chip. The way to recharge these actions faster after use is by charging adrenaline essentially. Adrenaline can be charged by killing enemies, getting more into the fight, etc. But it all does pay off I can say that much because it looks totally dope when powerups go off.
So with this being a first-person-shooter, Syndicate totally got my attention, because I like first person shooters, but also that the display looked different than most first-person-shooter games did, and just had like this really badass looking story and gameplay. So, with that said, I’m psyched to try this game out, I want it, I want it to have my children.
Mortal Kombat is a 2D Fighting game with 3D graphics, and is the ninth installment in the Mortal Kombat series. This installment of Mortal Kombat included features from some of the older installments, like the Krypt to be able to unlock content and other characters, along with a story mode that players could play as multiple characters as the story progresses. Also, a “super meter” was added to the game, which includes three levels, filled by performing various actions. Each level can unleash a special attack, with the third level being a special combination attack called an “X-ray move” which uses a camera that provides an internal view of the opponent showing bones and organs being broken or ruptured.
The game begins with Raiden, the god of thunder, is about to be killed by Shao Kahn. He casts a spell on his now shattered amulet, directing it to contact his past self with the message of, “He must win.”
During the events of the first tournament, a past version of Raiden sees visions of the future, courtesy, of course, from the now cracked amulet. Raiden then comes upon the conclusion that the fighter Liu Kang is to win the tournament to save Earthrealm from Outworld. Liu Kang does succeed in winning the tournament, but the amulet still continues to deteriorate, which means that events in the future remain unchanged. Shao Kahn then orders for Shang Tsung to be executed, by disappointment of Outworld’s defeat. At the last minute though, Shang Tsung recommends holding the second tournament in Outworld. Raiden then attempts to change the timeline by substituting Kung Lao as the chosen champion for the second tournament instead of Liu Kang, who was the original winner. Shao Kahn, however, kills Kung Lao in combat, which causes Liu Kang to retaliate and mortally wound Shao Kahn. Raiden makes the note that the timeline is still unaffected as his amulet still continues to deteriorate.
Shao Kahn is healed from his wounds by the sorcerer Quan chi, and enters into an alliance with the Netherrealm and invades Earthrealm. Together with fighters like Nightwolf, Stryker, and Kabal, Raiden and Liu Kang attempt to put a stop to Shao Kahn. Unfortunately, many of the allies are murdered by Kahn’s resurrected wife Sindel. Nightwolf, however ends up sacrificing himself in order to kill Sindel.
Raiden confronts Quan Chi, and learning of the alliance between him and Shao Kahn, realizes that the message “he must win” refers to Shao Kahn himself. If Kahn is allowed to merge Outworld and Earthrealm, he will be punished by the Elder Gods for a violation of the Mortal Kombat code. Liu Kang blames Raiden for the death of their allies and attacks Shao Kahn. Trying to change the future, Raiden ends up injuring Liu Kang. Raiden then “surrenders” to Shao Kahn out of grief from his actions. The Elder Gods intervene in this matter, and restore Raiden’s strength which he uses to defeat and punish Shao Kahn for breaking the Mortal Kombat code. After killing Shao Kahn, Raiden makes a vow to rebuild Earthrealm with the survivors Johnny Cage and Sonya.
At the end, Quan Chi is revealed to be the pawn of Shinnok, who intends to take advantage of the chaos and elimination of Shao Kahn to conquer both Outworld and Earthrealm in the name of the Netherrealm.
- Mortal Kombat took what they had before, and just made this one even better with graphics and the way the game played out.
- The gore was returned in this game, after what happened with the flop of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, this also made me happy.
- They included the character Kratos for the PS3 version of this game, and honestly, he was a fun fighter to play as.
- The new power-ups for specialized attacks was definitely a nice touch, along with the X-Ray vision for the bone-breaking and organ rupturing.
- The only cons I could really find with this game, was that sometimes it felt that the AI was too difficult for some of the matches.
Final Thoughts: Mortal Kombat totally made a comeback with this addition in the series. It was fun to play, the gore came back, and the new features on the next-gen systems was very refreshing. A fantastic addition to the fighter genre, Mortal Kombat receives a 9 out of 10.
Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: Playstation 3, Xbox 360
Release Date: April 19, 2011
ESRB Rating: Mature