So.... Who's still interested in this game?

#1 Posted by TechHits (1377 posts) -

I was vary much looking forward to this back before MK9 came out, but now I don't even know if I'm going to get it. MK9 has really filled the Mortal kombat shaped hole in my heart and when I look what the game has to offer and I think, meh.
 
Am I alone, or are there people excited for this game? 

#2 Edited by ProfessorEss (7362 posts) -

I can't help but assume a lot of people are probably feeling the same as you. 
As much nostalgia as I have, the new one is so good.
 
They probably should've rolled this out pre-MK9. 

#3 Posted by SMTDante89 (2577 posts) -

I might pick up the fight stick that comes with a downloadable code for it.

#4 Posted by DocPorpoise (111 posts) -

it's a little over 230 points per game that's pretty good in my book. still i'll be watching TNT and waiting for who ever is reviewing it post before i buy.

#5 Posted by TechHits (1377 posts) -

So is anyone going to play UMK3 online?

#6 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1765 posts) -
@TechHits said:
So is anyone going to play UMK3 online?
Hell no, that game is nothing but infinites. 
#7 Posted by alexl86 (621 posts) -

I'll buy it, play it and love it all over again... until I play online, where the massive confidence that has grown from going through the arcade ladder becomes miniscule, even microscopic in size.

#8 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

Na gonna play 3s instead of this.

#9 Posted by TheLeamenator (146 posts) -

I'm certainly interested in this... That's all I have to say.

#10 Posted by jkuc316 (981 posts) -
@scarace360 said:
Na gonna play 3s instead of this.
This.
 
Although, the game made it into the "into" portion of the site
#11 Posted by skrutop (3615 posts) -

I think I share the common opinion of this thread that MK9 already took the core concepts from those games and brought them up-to-date. I don't see a reason to pay $15 for nostalgia which will wear off the first few times that I play the game.

#12 Edited by Vextroid (1395 posts) -

There is a PC Version confirmed? If so yes, even though I'll get my ass severely handed to me, can't to play some UMK3 online and try MK2 in a proper fashion for the first time.

#13 Posted by handlas (2679 posts) -

MK3 is the best. I will be plucking down 15 bucks just for that (even tho I already have it on 360 but I want it on PS3 as well).  
  
I'll probably pop into MK1 just for fun but that will probably get the least amount of play out of the 3.

#14 Posted by TechHits (1377 posts) -
@handlas said:
MK3 is the best. I will be plucking down 15 bucks just for that (even tho I already have it on 360 but I want it on PS3 as well).    I'll probably pop into MK1 just for fun but that will probably get the least amount of play out of the 3.
just for the record the game is gonna be 9.99. 
#15 Posted by Raidy (21 posts) -

As much as I think MK9 was the best MK since MK3, I still sorta just stopped playing it after a few weeks.  I guess I'm just a traditionalist.  So to answer the Q, I'm still very excited for this one - I just hope enough people get it for some good online play (assuming the netcode works well enough).

#16 Posted by CABBAGES (526 posts) -

might get it even tho i have umk3 on the xbox and mk2 on the ps3.

They should either give you a discount if you already got umk3 before they removed it or maybe even make them both compatible online ?

Maybe they are but i doubt it.

Online
#17 Posted by OneManX (1693 posts) -

If you're down to get it, it's up on PSN right now

#18 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6197 posts) -

Will there be input lag both offline and online?

#19 Edited by UnsolvedParadox (1863 posts) -

I won't play it obsessively, but this still has a home on my console.

@ProfessorEss said:

I can't help but assume a lot of people are probably feeling the same as you. As much nostalgia as I have, the new one is so good. They probably should've rolled this out pre-MK9.

Yeah, that may have worked better.

#20 Posted by EVHKwick (452 posts) -

Just picked it up. All it is ladder and online, with some neat display touches. The bosses are still infuriatingly hard. 
 
Kinda regretting my purchase.

#21 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7616 posts) -

I feel exactly the same, they should have released this before MK9.

#22 Posted by GUnitVer1 (106 posts) -

Online is horrible (PSN version)... MK1 is the only tolerable game to play online. MK2 and UMK3 feel like they're running at half their normal speed. Other than that, the games feel fine offline though. I won't be surprised if this gets canned on tomorrow's Thursday Night Throwdown. (Maybe at least play MK1 on either PSN or XBLA)

#23 Edited by Buttenator (189 posts) -

This is horribly laggy and buggy on both systems, I've had it freeze several times on both no matter which game I was playing. MK1 is the only one that's even remotely playable online.

Criticisms include:

  • Frequent crashes.
  • A full second of input delay after unpausing.
  • Menus are sometimes bugged, I tried to play a ranked MK1 game and it tossed me into MK2.
  • Sound effects get cut off early (Scorpion's harpoon in UMK3) or sound different than the actual arcade versions. Minor nitpick, but they did say it would be arcade perfect.
  • Music in UMK3 is very quiet.
  • No way to remove the borders or stretch the screen. Things no sane person would do, but still.
  • Kombat kodes in UMK3 don't work online, nor does the button combination to use Human Smoke.
  • Trophies seem to be fine, but I beat MK1 on 360 and the achievement didn't unlock.
  • Music in the 3rd endurance match in MK1 stops after a few seconds.
  • Some of the inputs in the move lists are flat out wrong.
#24 Posted by GentlemanlyGentleman (320 posts) -
@Buttenator: Wow. I was quite annoyed that it wasn't out in EU PSN update, but now I'm quite happy that it wasn't. Bloody hell.
#25 Edited by 234r2we232 (3181 posts) -

Don't be fooled, it's a broken and sloppy mess. Even the original UMK3 360 port is more playable and less buggy game than this. As someone who isn't at all interested in the recent MK games, I was ready to get some nostalgia but even at 800 points it's just not worth it. Very sad. Hey, should have seen this coming

#26 Posted by OneManX (1693 posts) -

Since I have someone to play with offline, I dont play online, so for me, it's been a blast.

In my hours of play last night... Mk1 is bad, like very bad.

#27 Posted by TechHits (1377 posts) -
@Buttenator said:

This is horribly laggy and buggy on both systems, I've had it freeze several times on both no matter which game I was playing. MK1 is the only one that's even remotely playable online.

Criticisms include:

  • Frequent crashes.
  • A full second of input delay after unpausing.
  • Menus are sometimes bugged, I tried to play a ranked MK1 game and it tossed me into MK2.
  • Sound effects get cut off early (Scorpion's harpoon in UMK3) or sound different than the actual arcade versions. Minor nitpick, but they did say it would be arcade perfect.
  • Music in UMK3 is very quiet.
  • No way to remove the borders or stretch the screen. Things no sane person would do, but still.
  • Kombat kodes in UMK3 don't work online, nor does the button combination to use Human Smoke.
  • Trophies seem to be fine, but I beat MK1 on 360 and the achievement didn't unlock.
  • Music in the 3rd endurance match in MK1 stops after a few seconds.
  • Some of the inputs in the move lists are flat out wrong.
Lol wow I guess this is why they didn't want it out before MK9
#28 Posted by HistoryInRust (6307 posts) -

This is an embarrassment. After having crafted a labor of love in MK9, they whip this out as a cheap cash grab.

It's buggy, mostly unplayable. The music is different in spots, totally nonexistent in others. Trash.

If you're reading this thread and are still at all curious, don't waste your money.

#29 Posted by Zembosis (100 posts) -

 I have this on the 360 and my biggest complaint so far is that all the graphics look faded. Seems like the brightness/gamma is set too high and there is no options that I could find in the menu to turn them down.  I have the original Ultimate MK3 on xbox live and MK2 on ps3 and they both look normal.
Also, it is nice that they included the move list for all the characters (including fatalites etc) but why can you only view them during the fight and not in between rounds (they option is greyed out)? You have to wait for the announcer to finish saying "Fight", and then as soon as the round is over it's greyed out again.  Mostly a minor complaint but it is a bit frustrating.
Sadly while I feel the game is playable (at least single player, I have no intention of playing online) I would rather play these games in MAME. I Hope an update can address the problems everyone is having, but I'm not really counting on it.

#30 Posted by Loghorn (40 posts) -

Wow. Just...wow. It amazes me that the makers of MAME & GGPO can run these old games as well as the online play perfectly, yet, these actual developers themselves can't even emulate those games & the online play correctly on two home gaming consoles with tons of power under the hood. 
 
Unacceptable. Very unacceptable. 

#31 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6197 posts) -

@Loghorn said:

Wow. Just...wow. It amazes me that the makers of MAME & GGPO can run these old games as well as the online play perfectly, yet, these actual developers themselves can't even emulate those games & the online play correctly on two home gaming consoles with tons of power under the hood. Unacceptable. Very unacceptable.

Maybe the mentality during Other Ocean's development on this is less make it arcade accurate as possible to benefit in the long run but more try to get it somewhat playable. Unfortunate.

#32 Posted by OneManX (1693 posts) -

If you disable blood, when you play UMK3, Scorpion will say his whole "Get Over here.." when he throws his spear. it was a bug int he original arcade game that caused the sounds to cancel out when Scorpion threw his spear and the blood dropping sounds.

Stupid yeah, but it's arcade accurate >.>

#33 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3149 posts) -

THIS GAME IS REAL! I'm so happy.

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