Average User Score: 9.3May 10, 2011Short, sweet, charismatic, funny, and teased my head for awhile. The perfect length and a great experience, highly recommended for anyone thatShort, sweet, charismatic, funny, and teased my head for awhile. The perfect length and a great experience, highly recommended for anyone that can spare the 4 or so hours it takes to complete, it's well worth it.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4May 10, 2011FINALLY! A mortal Kombat I've been waiting for since the arcade cabinets of yore. Totally fun and exciting in its old school way. Even some ofFINALLY! A mortal Kombat I've been waiting for since the arcade cabinets of yore. Totally fun and exciting in its old school way. Even some of the animations were blocky and weird like int he cabinets, which to me is endearing, and put a grin on my face. Even the toasty guy is in there!
I also really liked the fact that the majority of characters are available right off the bat. Story mode was entertaining, and served as a means to an end I suppose. I laughed through most of it at how ridiculous it was but hey, I was enjoying myself. I wasn't playing MK for the story, so it's nice to see they didn't take themselves too seriously here.
The challenge tower is a pretty great idea, but some of the challenges seem crammed in there for the sake of having 300. It could have been 200 probably, but oh well it's still fun.
Totally get this if you're an old school MK fan, it really nails it on the head!… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0May 10, 2011Now this was a surprise to say the least. I ended up watching a friend play it at their place after he picked it up, and while it had it'sNow this was a surprise to say the least. I ended up watching a friend play it at their place after he picked it up, and while it had it's moments of grimness from some QTE mishaps, shoddy voice acting, and pretty blah music, the game was fun. Not terribly long, but the combat is pretty deep if you are willing to follow it in. In terms of combat, boss fights were pretty epic! I was awe struck at the size of Surtur and Ymir, and I swear I've never seen whatever that fire effect was going on in a Wii game before. Maybe we were just seeing things. To be fair the Wii graphics in general for every third party game tends to suck, we know this as gamers. Thor does pretty good overall at looking nice, and while occasionally there are areas where the graphics fall flat in Thor, they make up for it by being over the top during massive storm power usage and combat sequences! I definitely felt like my friend and I were wielding Mjolnir, empowered as a god as we laid waste to our enemies. Multiple cyclones, some sort of cage thing and lightning storms going on at the same time while beating a troll to a bloody pulp was incredibly gratifying.
All in all this game is pretty good. It's at least worth a rental. I was never a huge Thor comic fan, but clearly this game pulls from God of War, albeit in its own way, to a decent success. As an additional note, I just looked it up on Amazon and apparently it's only $40 bucks too, which is about as much as I'd be willing to fork over and actually seems like a fitting opening price point for the title. All in all, a pretty solid Wii action game that's fun while it lasts.… Expand