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 Nov 11, 2004 - 02:00 PM - by Michael
* Mortal Kombat: Deceptions First Impressions

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Mortal Kombat: Deceptions showed up a day ago.

So I've tried it out.

What I've found so far: first, the controls are suited MUCH more to an arcade stick than to a control pad. Any control pad.

Second, the game suffers from tekken-style design, the logical evolution of MK3's design. That is to say, combinations aren't combinations because they flow naturally, but because they're combinations in some big table that says "this is a combination." What it means is, functionally, it takes a LOT of time to learn a character because you have to memorize most of his/her repertoire.

Once I've gotten a few players together to try it out in more depth, I'll let you know. Konquest mode (the RPG mode) does, however, seem very fun.
 

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