Retro Gaming Discussion – Mortal Kombat 3 on PS3

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Of course, it would not be Mortal Kombat without any fatalities. Each character is fitted with two fatalities, though this time around they’re a bit surrealistic but still gorier than the last game. Friendships and Babalities are still in effect and make another appearance. Not only does this affect the characters moving forward, but also the amount of damage that is done. Talk about stacking crit though, this game is still in effect today as seen in Mortal Kombat Trilogy.

The time has arrived for another slayer of cyber reality, and true to form, it is the result of a love story. This time around, Sony’s faithful practitioner of the fatalities is paired up with a Japanese princess, of course. The true story of Princess busted out of jail by any means necessary follows that of the traditional sorts, in that she kills every criminal on the planet. While this might sound like realism, it’s important to note that this is all done on a cartoon. How much more intense could these be?

Let’s get this. MUCH more intense. Mortal Kombat 3 is the first title in the series that has gone beyond a single-player storyline. The game has a multiplayer mode, but that is mainly so you can have somebody else take control of the character you normally would. While this is great for in-house play, it makes the game far easier to unlock, and in turn, unlock more content. Obviously, the company had other ideas and wanted to shoot the door wide open with as much content as possible. In the pre-order testing phase, it was discovered that the amount of content in the game was so heavy, that many players would be unable to finish the game in all its modes. This resulted in the game being released with a lot of content, but little to no room to go through it with.

Of course, this was all before the online mode. Back in the spring of 2008, MKT(Metal Knock Tumble) was released. This was the first of the online-only games, which Instead of taking place in a ring, was a 9 vs. 9 straight out of the gate. Sadly, in the midst of this game, Sony announced that the PS3 would have a near-perfect 1000GB hard drive by the end of 2008. This was in time and it was later announced that the PS3 would be no longer existing as a dual console, but become a single console at a price of $499. This was one of the key points of the announcement.

Many believe that this was Sony’s way of controlling the PS3 because in many ways it is. One of the key features of the PS3 is the built-in Blu-Ray drive. If a storyline came out on Blu-Ray, players would have to have the actual Blu-Ray player to be able to watch it. Additionally, the PS3 would become the only system at the time with a hard drive. The drive could become scratched, which would then mean that you would no longer be able to play your most recent games. The PS3 has been scratched before, as scratches can sometimes be repaired with the help of a drop of water.

Due to the Blu-Ray drive, there will be no longer be the need to purchase memory cards. Instead of buying a 2.5″ SATA memory card that comes with a bulky and expensive 20GB SD memory card, players will be able to use the Blu-Ray drive to store their data. This means that they will only need one piece of equipment as opposed to two. Additionally, the ability to download games straight from the PlayStation Store is no longer an issue. Pre-loaded games will be usable at no additional cost.

An additional notable change is the ability to browse the PlayStation Store using the Bravia Sync service. This was previously mentioned as being removed, and not entirely sure why it was removed. It’s now been removed from the game as well, which should provide consumers with a certain degree of peace of mind.

These are the only changes to the PlayStation 3 as a result of the demographics discussed above. Overall, PlayStation 3 appears to have a much more solid game line than the XBOX 360. XBOX 360 has a game line that is still plagued with overheating problems, which can result in the red ring of death.

For many reasons, this seems to be the case. The PS3 game line has been criticized for a few of its titles being late, and still releasing simultaneously on the PS3 and other consoles. However, with the addition of Proceed and Motor Storm, plus the relatively weak lineup of PS2 games, PS3 has a much better lineup of included games.

PS3 is also backward compatible with PSX and PS1 games. This should be one of the most important reasons for purchasing a PS3.

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