January '12 - I Broke My Game. (Mortal Kombat).
I was so
annoyed today with an Xbox game that I
snapped the disc in half and threw it away.
It cost me £15 only a few weeks ago.
Kombat (also known as Mortal Kombat 9, but
they dropped the number for some reason),
came out about a year ago and cost about £50,
so I deliberately waited until it came down
in price before buying it. It still costs £50
if you purchase it as a download but you can
buy them cheaper in game shops.
basically a fighting game but contains a lot
of blood and gore but it's so over the top it's
almost comical violence and not realistic at
all, which is a good thing.
about it online and watched YouTube vids
before buying it, and it looked impressive.
first thing that annoyed me was that the
manual doesn't list any of the controls so
you have to go through the training within
the game itself. It's one of those annoying
games that doesn't let you continue ahead
with the training if you haven't mastered a
particular move. I couldn't press "X X
Left+X" in succession because the XBox
controller won't detect that you're pressing
Left if your thumb is a billionth of a
millimetre out of position so it detects that
you're pressing Up instead of Left! So the
game would give me no further training so I
had no idea what special moves I could do.
game's settings allow you so select the level
for the Story Mode. There is Beginner, Easy,
Normal and Hard. It doesn't matter what you
select they are all impossible.
of those annoyingly difficult games that
takes a long time to master but it was the
online mode that was the last straw for me.
people that have mastered a game always play
in the beginner's room? One even had the
audacity to spam the message window of the
beginner's room calling everyone a noob.
playing online everyone, (and I mean EVERYONE
I play against not just most of them), they
run backwards to the far edge of the screen
and use their special moves until I
eventually take my finger off the block
button and get killed. There is no point to
the punch and kick buttons because the person
you're fighting is always out of reach. It's
not a beat-em-up game it's a specialmoves-em-up.
A good game ruined by special moves and
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