Aquaman refuses to hand over Atlantis to Superman, so he has to defeat Flash, Shazam, and this world’s Aquaman. Then, the mysterious Areas appears. After Aquaman defeats him, he agrees to teleport him to where the others are.
They meet the Batman of the rebel insurgency, who has teamed up with a squeaky-clean Lex Luthor to take Superman down.
Continue reading Injustice: Gods Among Us Part Two: World’s Finest…?
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Publisher: WB Games
Platform: Xbox 360
Released: April 3, 2013
Originally Played from: June 20, 2016 – June 24, 2016
Just like Mortal Kombat 9, Injustice boasts a story mode told across several chapters, with each one focusing on a different starring character.
Continue reading Injustice: Gods Among Us Part One: Just Another Day at Arkham Asylum
Cyber Sub-Zero defeated Noob, and then Nightwolf arrived to fight Quan Chi.
Chapter 15: Nightwolf
He defeated Quan, but he fled through a portal. Nightwolf nullified the soulnado by throwing Noob into it. But Raiden’s Kamidogu amulet continued to shatter. He departed Earthrealm to meet with the Elder Gods and put Nightwolf in charge of the Earthrealm defense.
Nightwolf calls Raiden “Haomah”.
Continue reading Mortal Kombat 9 Part Five: Finish Him
Ermac is disturbed by Sub-Zero’s fight against Cyrax. When Jax tries to attack Ermac, he uses telekinesis to make Jax’s arms explode.
I can safely say that this game’s story mode is harder than that of Injustice: Gods Among Us, probably to throw back to the series’ arcade roots.
Continue reading Mortal Kombat 9 Part Four: Rhapsody in Jade
Goro said that he didn’t expect to fight in this tournament at all. He promised to give Liu Kang a warrior’s death, but the Shaolin monk bested the giant.
When Shang Tsung said that Liu had to fight Goro, Johnny Cage asked, “What’s a Goro?” Sonya just shrugged.
So Liu won the Mortal Kombat tournament and even got a fancy medal. Mega-happy ending, right? Not quite. Raiden’s amulet continued to break.
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Sonya defeated Kano, but Shang Tsung refused to let her take Kano back with her, because he was not her prisoner.
Raiden healed Jax, and the thunder god explained his future visions. Johnny Cage, Sonya, and Jax pledged their loyalty to him on his quest to stop Armageddon.
Continue reading Mortal Kombat 9 Part Two: Fire and Ice
Mortal Kombat 9
Developer: NetherRealm Studios and High Voltage Software
Publisher: WB Games
Platform: PlayStation 3
Release (North America): April 19, 2011
Release (Europe): April 21, 2011
Originally Played From: June 18, 2015 – June 27, 2016
After years of limbo due to Midway’s collapse and a T for Teen-rated turn with Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, Mortal Kombat finally made a comeback with this reboot, known as Mortal Kombat 2011 or, more popularly, MK9. Considering that it was followed up by Mortal Kombat X and then 11, it seems that NRS coyly agrees.
This is the Komplete Edition that comes with Klassic Skins and DLC characters Skarlet, Kenshi, Rain, and… Freddy Krueger?
What sets MK9 apart is an obviously high budget, a back to basics approach to gameplay set on a 2D plane instead of a 3D one (and a lack of multiple fighting styles to choose on the fly), and a chapter-based story mode (that actually was established in MkvDCU). It was altogether very well-received, especially the story mode; similar modes in subsequent fighting games have received criticism for trying and failing to reach NRS’ standard.
I eased into the game with the Ladder mode, which is your standard arcade mode. You pick a character (you can change characters if you fail to win a match) and work your way up the ladder, earning more Koins to spend in the unlockable-filled Krypt if you get high combos and Fatalities, and defeat Shao Khan at the end. Your reward is an ending slide for your character.
Continue reading Mortal Kombat 9 Part One: Into the Badlands