Sweet Christmas Gift Guide – Mortal Kombat X

 

I said it before, and I’ll say it again: MORTAL KOMBAT!!! Nuff said…

Let’s Play: Mortal Kombat X (Part 3)

 

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FIGHT!

Let’s Play: Mortal Kombat X (Part 2)

 

MORTAL KOMBAT!

Let’s Play: Mortal Kombat X (Part 1)

 

TEST YOUR MIGHT!

Games & Gear of 2015: Mortal Kombat X (04/14/15)

 

MORTAL KOMBAT!!! Nuff said…

Armada’s E3 picks: Mortal Kombat X (2015)

 

Mortal Kombat X – Fatality! And that’s really all I need to say because NetherRealm Studios is heading up MKX, since they did such a stellar job with Mortal Kombat 9 and they informed us that X will have new kharacters, new kombos, and even kustomizable options throughout the game – victory is all but assured for this title. However one very interesting fact had come to light about X, the game starts after MK9 and continues through the story 25 years in the future. Meaning that all the legacy characters of Mortal Kombatdom (that aren’t dead – and even then) have now progressed into unfamiliar and unknown territory. We’re older since we’ve played the first title so why not them. Even some of the new characters are direct spawns of the old ones; like Cassie, child of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade (you knew those two were hooking up). Mortal Kombat X will be a great game, not because it’s a sequel to a great game, but because it will take that rare step in fiction and actually continue the story started all those years ago. That’s doesn’t happen in game series often so it will be a red letter day MK players next year.

 

 

 

Game Review – Injustice: Gods Among Us


TrueBackLash here with a review for Injustice: Gods Among Us for the Wii U. I bet you guys expected this review for the PS3 or the XBox 360, well we at the Armada decided we try the game on the the fresh new system we just got. In some ways it does pay off in fact, but that’s a bit later. So what are we waiting for? Let’s get to it.

Some of the plot is in the tie-in comics created by DC, not all of it is explained in the game.

The story takes place in a couple alternate universe from the main DC universe (typical) as Superman driven to the breaking point by longtime Batman villain the Joker. Not only does Joker kill Superman’s pal,  Jimmy Olsen but then he uses Superman and his wife Lois Lane to kill of Metropolis with Lois and their unborn child dying in the process. Forever changed, Superman kills Joker and becomes a tyrannical dictator bent on “protecting” the world with his rigid regulation. Several heroes and villains join him to make the Regime. Their opposition, the Insurgency is led by Batman who seeks to end Superman’s oppression.  Meanwhile, several superheroes and the Joker from another universe are transported into the Regime-verse’s conflict.

There are 24 characters to choose from (25 when you add Lobo when DLC comes), half are superheroes and half super villains and all have unique gameplay. Along with special moves that highlight each characters superpowers, tools and weapons. There is also a special button that activates a characters special ability. The button makes Flash faster (read-slows down the opponent), give Lex Luthor an energy shield for his armor, makes Superman and Bane stronger etc. You can also knock opponents into other areas of the stage and they take tons of damage along the way.

There is also the “Clash System”, which counters a physical attack and has players bid on portions of their life meter, with the highest bidder winning the battle. These “bids” are taken from your super meter, so the less you have, the less likely you’d win. Each Clash also has an brief but awesome (and sometimes personalized) cutscene discussion between the opponents.

In terms of the technical aspects, Injustice is a solid fighter. The game’s fighting engine feels a lot like a mix of Mortal Kombat (9) and the BlazBlue series. The battle system gives various opportunities for combos, super versions of special attacks that takes a block of super meter and each character has one super move that takes the entire super meter.  Graphically, this game is great and there is so much going on in the backgrounds. The voice acting is perfect and the music is okay.

Once you get done in Story mode and Battle mode (classic), there is still hours of battles fun to be had at the S.T.A.R. Labs battles.

Ranking


Simply put, I love this game, it’s solid and fun. It’s not perfect or all that original, but it’s a great experience. Too tell you guys the truth, DC Comics deserved a good fighting game for their characters after Justice League Task Force. And while Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe counts as well, this being the first stand alone DC comic fighting game since Task Force and it be awesome is something special.

– TBL

Game Preview – Aquaman and Shazam offically added to the cast of Injustice: Gods Among Us

NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. have released a trailer for Aquaman today, confirming the king of the seas, Aquaman as the newest playable character in Injustice: Gods Among Us. The trailer shows Aquaman in Story Mode as well as some fresh gameplay footage most taking place in the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. If this new couldn’t get anymore outrageous, the video also confirms (but downplays) the inclusion of Shazam aka Captain Marvel after an image of him from the Injustice website was leaked online.

This is getting more and more exciting by the week. I can’t wait to see who is added to the roster. Well, there’s still enough time, the game is set for release April 16th, 2013.

Games & Gear of 2013 – Injustice: Gods Among Us (4/16/2013)

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You know people it’s odd, I’ve been watching the Injustice: Gods Among Us website so a while now and never seem to change or offer any new information there – even though they release steady amounts of information and trailers everywhere else. Well I found out that they put all there updated information on their Facebook, twitter, and YouTube accounts. Which is fine and good, but come on people if you have a website please updated it as well. Why have it if you don’t, sure it’s nice and convenient to advertise and update on popular social networks. But what if those places shut down for unknown reasons, then you’re screwed because your website has little to no info on it, and that doesn’t make any sense.  But seeing how Injustice will be out in a couple months I don’t see you guys making a website overhaul anytime soon, still a neglected website is a sad thing indeed.

 

 

 

 

Gameroween 2012 – Video Game Characters that make awesome costumes (Day 9)

 

Ok people no more sidetracks (for now anyway), back to basics with honest to goodness game characters that are legendary and pretty scare to boot – the Mortal Kombat ninjas. Now the ninjas are not: “AHHHH!” scary but rather “They’re going to freeze me, impale me, choke me, melt me, fry me” kind of scary – which is still pretty scary. They’re all assassins but from different clans and thus have different fighting styles: Sub-Zero can create ice from his finger tips, freezing opponents cold or forming ice weapons out of thin air; Scorpion, a undead assassin, uses various weapons to decimate his victims including his world famous spear (git over here!); Smoke use his mastery over vapors and fumes to confuse fighters and quickly wear away their defenses – and it go’s one from there. Mortal Kombat is one of the longest running game series in the world and as such has plenty of ninjas to choose from. So for this Halloween people pick a color and start practicing your fatalities today.

 

 

Phelous of TGWTG fame is a big Mortal Kombat fan (I think), as such he shows up as Sub-Zero (which I call Phelous zero) every so often – if a random internet reviewer of random things can make a half decent MK ninja gear so can you.

 

 

 

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