Mortal Kombat: Deception (2004)

Video Game  -  Action | Fantasy | Horror  -  4 October 2004 (USA)
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An ancient evil has returned form beyond death and threatens the very existence of the realms. Will the Champion of the Elder Gods have the power to defeat this threat borne of deception?



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Crawford ...
Shujinko (voice)
Carlos Pesina ...
Bo' Rai Cho (voice)
Hernan Sanchez ...
The Narrator (voice) (as Herman Sanchez)
Johanna Añonuevo ...
Additional Voices (voice)
David Allen ...
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Chase Ashbaker ...
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Rob Berry ...
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Ed Boon ...
Scorpion (voice)
Laura Boton ...
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Rich Carle ...
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Nigel Casey ...
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Brian Chard ...
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Lina Chern ...
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Mike Dicillo ...
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Elías Figueroa ...
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The mystic Shujinko is tasked with retrieving the Kamidogu, treasures hidden within the various realms of existence by the Elder Gods. To accomplish this task, Shunjinko traverses all the realms, from his native Earth Realm to the hellish Netherealm, while tutored by the grand masters of Mortal Kombat. However, once Shujinko accomplishes his task, he discovers that he has been a pawn in a plot to restore the evil Dragon King, Onaga, from the dead. With Onaga restored to full strength, the champions of Mortal Kombat must stop him from altering the very fabric of existence. Written by Ronos

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It will konsume you.


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Many of the people in the Netherrealm and the Chaosrealm that sounds like their talking gibberish are actually speaking backwards, in fact the actual spoken quote for each person does not match what is being said, Examples of what some of these characters are saying include (but not limited to):
  • "There are many Realms,"

  • "I am talking backwards, spooky isn't it,"

  • "Parents of the world, There is no satanic messages hidden within the backward speech of Mortal Kombat,"

  • "Play Mortal Kombat with a friend in Vietnam" (A Reference to The Cable Guy (1996))" "If you can decode this then you have way too much time on your hands"

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Bo' Rai Cho: [performs Fart Fatality] That was a wet one!
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A reasonable follow-up to Deadly Alliance,but doesn't improve on it's predecessor in any way
29 November 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

Following on from the last game in the MK series,Deadly Alliance,it emerges that the defenders of Earth-Realm failed in their mission to stop evil-doers Quan Chi and Shang Tsung from taking control of Earth-Realm.In a last ditch attempt to stop them,the resistance's leader,Rayden,did battle single-handedly with them,but their combined might proved too much for him.However,both sides now face a new threat in the shape of Onega,the evil dragon-lord,considered to be the only true ruler of Earth-Realm...

The long-running MK franchise attempts to branch out with Deception,a game in which there is a 'puzzle' option in which you must control the movement of shapes and objects in order to win.There is also a segment entitled 'Chess Mortal Kombat',in which you must basically play Mortal Kombat in the style of,well,chess?!?Urrrgh,I've never played chess before in my life,let's just get to what we all came for,hard-core arcade style fighting!Here the game really blows hot and blows cold.There's a new selection of characters to choose from,none of them as appealing as with the previous game,but fairly adept fighters all the same.The graphics feel a little podgier than before,but where the game offers compensation is in scope.You can hurtle characters up high in the air,sending them up through glass roofs,you can knock them through wooden floor-boards and,to expurgate on this a bit,the death scenes are certainly a lot grislier.Characters are knocked from high cliff-tops and find themselves impaled on wooden spikes,they're knocked into spinning gurders,they're even just knocked from high heights,land on the ground,and splatter into a bloody mess just from the force of the impact.With recent publicity surrounding the effects of violent games and what they can lead to on young minds,it's a little nulifying to think that video game retailers may sell games such as this to youngsters with the 18 certificate being used merely as a precautionary measure!

Overall,for all it's catchy gimmicks,this still doesn't quite manage to better Deadly Alliance in any way.That's not to mention that the game's obsession with spelling every single word that actually begins with a c with a k is a novelty that's starting to wear off now (there's even a character called Kobra in it-yeeesh!)But I can't say that it's worse than it in any way,either.Maybe Santa'll bring it me for Christmas.***

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