Welcome to my first blog entry...let's start things off w/ a rant shall we?
So on my last trip to Hollygay video I decided to rent something new than what I usually do, mainly becuase HV has a less than par selection of good games. As you can see....
>look up and right<
...I rented Battlefront and MK Deception. My reasons vary but I thought that I should try something I never play anymore. Im accustomed to playing Adventure, Action, etc. type games. But variety is the spice of life, so I got these. I began to play Star Wars: Battlefront and liked it for a while. But, it really isn't all it's cracked up to be. It's basically like ur average MMO game but thats exactly its fault. That's all its really fun for. On a console, this game has nothing new to bring. Its very boring and tedious however Im sure that would surely change online on a PC. 1 down - 1 to go
I then moved to MK Deception. The start up trailer and main menu were about the most exciting part of this game and Im being very serious. What I liked about the previous MK games were the darkness and Midway's ability (I should say bravery) to venture into realms that mothers and gov't officials would cry about. The level designs were creative and the characters were well-adjusted into the already fantastic storyline. Even Ultimate MK 3 was better than this game despite the massive character add-on Midway indulged in. I mean, at least the characters could be easily slid into the story and the game spawned the creation of animalities!:D
Deception, which decieved me into giving money to HV and Ed Boon, was ridiculously tedious and boring. I loved the initial idea of creating a world to live the MK story. Konquest actually was the original aspect of this game that intrigued me. So as I passed by the starting sequence I moved straight to Konquest. I guess I was planning on leaving the best for last. I have to start by giving credit to Midway for coming up with the idea but the way they put it on paper was sad.
Controls: (2 / 5)The controls are very unrealistic. You have a choice between running or using super speed. No walking in Kombat!!
Graphics: (2 / 5)The graphics are decent but seem to lack any challenge for the ps2 at it's current tech level.
Sound: (1.5 / 5)The sound is less lessssssss LESSS than par. Well, no..the background music is very MK'ish. Just don't have people talk. Everyone seems like they are speaking lines off cue cards (which they are but good actors can hide that).
Story: (1 / 5)OK , close by Sound is Story/Dialogue or maybe lack of. You begin as a kid wanting to learn how to become a master fighter for Mortal Kombat. This is extremely over done by Movie and Game companies. Originality is necessary at this point. As you travel through the Earthrealm (the 1st and only part I decided to complete) you take classes with this Bah Rai Cho dude who claims to be a great fighter. This is where you first see how bad the fighting has gotten since the first MK's. It feels like playing Barbie's King of Fighters except there are pools of blood. Upon exiting classes, you meet people and gain challenges (which seem like stupid wastes of time but are really the only way to earn money). Thats about it. Yep. Then u go to another part of the game which I declined to visit.
Im trully disappointed but thank god for e3 for unleashing games which give my future a brighter outlook.
So there you have it, my first Journal Entry: a rant. Well more of a bad game review. It was pretty biased but I really dont care because Im not here to please everyone...if that were true Id have posted this on the review board of Gamespot. Yes, this post seems pretty depressing and angry but Im usually in a better mood. Stop by later and something more positive should be up. L8r