Submitted by SandWitch 1252d ago | video

Mortal Kombat Vita gameplay footage shows unexpectedly bad graphics

Gamespot.com got their hands on Mortal Kombat Vita and shared some gameplay footage. (Mortal Kombat, PS Vita)

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Brosy  +   1252d ago
The screen is too small to really tell anything about the graphics.
Cloudberry  +   1252d ago
Yeah, that's what I thought too.
I like the touch screen fatality.
dp277407  +   1252d ago
I can tell what there talking about. Hopefully it gets a little bit of a touch up but dont get me wrong its one of my favorite games and i'll get it on vita either way.
Parapraxis  +   1252d ago
The articles summary isn't even right. This is a video that NetherRealm did for Gamespot, Gamespot themselves did not get a hands on in this vid.
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MaxXAttaxX  +   1252d ago
Watching the Raiden vs Shao Kahn fight, it's actually not that bad.

Although it's kinda hard to tell from an off-screen video...
I'm sure it'll be polished by the time it's released.
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Colwyn  +   1252d ago
People expect a lot from playstation devices because a precedent was set where playstation games equal amazing graphics. Seeing good graphics on a playstation device isn't enough to a lot of nay sayers or disbelievers because they expect above reality sort of graphics or else playstation games are crap.

I've seen situations where reviewers will focus on rocks in uncharted and deduct points off its ratings because it Isnt as detailed as a lot others
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LightofDarkness  +   1252d ago
"nay sayers or disbelievers"

Aye, we must evangelize the unbelievers, DEATH TO THE INFIDELS!!


Seriously, if you've ever wondered why you have two bubbles and your comments are frequently deleted, this is the reason. Sony is not a religion.
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Baka-akaB  +   1252d ago
well dont forget rather random outburst like not getting SCV because you'd wait for God of war 4 ? 0_o ?

He sometimes just doesnt make much sense .

Anyway the video got very little to do with the title and the blog itself . it's just one isolated troll
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Emilio_Estevez  +   1252d ago
I think that is a smart trade off really. Lower graphics, but 60fps. A fighting game especially needs a decent frame rate. And you prolly won't notice the downgrade in graphics as the screen is much smaller.
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Sev  +   1252d ago
Agreed. And I wouldn't call the graphics "bad" by any means.

Also, the game is at least a couple of months away from release. NetherRealm still has time for polish and optimization.
Captain Qwark 9  +   1252d ago
60fps is nice but more importantly they looked fine to me, they will prob be better to when your not looking at them from a video camera.

more importantly the gameplay seems perfectly intact, looks awesome. if i played mobile games i would def pick this up
Baka-akaB  +   1252d ago
Not getting wich part of it looks bad
Snookies12  +   1252d ago
Agreed, the game looks fantastic from what I can tell!
Redempteur  +   1252d ago
video capture resolution was bad maybe ? /s
Baka-akaB  +   1252d ago
even then its looking good and rather similar to the original .

I can't even stand Mortal Kombat (yes i hate it sue me) , and i find it looks good .

The opposite would be surprising anyway , UMVC3 itself pretty much look the same on vita , bare some background animations , and the MK studios are no scrubs .
LightofDarkness  +   1252d ago
But haven't you heard? The Vita is DOOMED! DOOMED I SAY!

And it won't be released in the US! And it's going to be completely outsold by the Virtual Boy! And the SKY IS FALLING! And the government is stealing your water!

Make haste, to the shelters!!

/s (in case you hadn't gathered that much)
megajon  +   1252d ago
The game looks good to me, keep in mind this is more than likely a low resolution port to the Vita from the console versions, so it won't be created from the ground up using the Vita's hardware.
FlashBack  +   1252d ago
The character models, just look at Johnny Cage, then compare to this:
Studio-YaMi  +   1252d ago
yeah Johnny did look washed up,but hey don't forget it's a camera footage,this could be do to pixelation on the camera part.

But if it was poorly design on the developers part,they need to fix it,they got a couple of months to go,they really need to have more details.
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josephayal  +   1252d ago
Looks better than Xbox360 and PS3 Combine
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1252d ago
It's great to see a fellow farmer on N4G. :)
teedogg80  +   1252d ago
Heck,it looks fine to me. Gonna pick it up when it comes out.
JohnApocalypse  +   1252d ago
It defiantly doesn't look as good as the console version but still looks nice. I wish they could have put those reflections of Johnny cage when he's doing his Shadow kick
Morgue  +   1252d ago
You all know why guys wear thumb rings don't you?
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PiperMCFierceson  +   1252d ago
I see it it looks like there is no details on there bodies kinda looks like PSP but w/e if it was all about graphics the Wii would've suffered its not that serious.
Chrono  +   1252d ago
Did you expect a portable PS3? Of course the graphics are not as good, but these are still better 3DS and the other devices.
Mikhail  +   1252d ago
How can i judge it if the video is only 480P.
kB0  +   1252d ago
This n4g has troll written all over the user! lol

I think it was just put to draw in the crowd, I wouldn't believe some1 to be that ignorant!
supremacy  +   1252d ago
My only grip with this game and really any other port like it. Why isnt there any cross play?

I mean really, It would be nice to face ps3 gamers every now and then.

Yeah I am talking to you too Modnation racers: road trip & Ultimate marvel vs capcom 3.

Hopefully capcom doesnt let me down with Street fighter x Tekken either.
TheGamingArt  +   1252d ago
I agree, there should be cross play. Then again, I think they decided not to because of the Vita specific stuff.
supremacy  +   1252d ago
Whether or not, thats debatable as seeing as wipeout 2048 and Ruin/warriors lair feature this feature.

The argument sounds like a mouse versus controller debate.

I honestly dont see much difference except you touch the screen for finishers and at that point, should it really matter?

With that said, I dont see any reason why they couldnt make this happen. I will be happy with a simple fw update if comes down to it, I dont care what they do. But make it happen.

I mean this is not only suppose to be one of this platform's selling point, but a game changer as well. So again, I see no valid excuse (unless this game was like uncharted golden abyss or gravity daze/rush, which are new and exclusive to said platform) why they couldnt make this happen.
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Ddouble  +   1252d ago
I think it's because they are ports of existing games. Now they can probably develop games with this in mind so expect to see more of it in the future.
houznak  +   1252d ago
new video best graphic http://vita.ign.com/article...
guitar_nerd_23  +   1252d ago
It looks good, what's the title on about? :S
Ethereal  +   1252d ago
I don't see any problem with it. Also good that it runs at 60 frames.
TheGamingArt  +   1252d ago
It looks just like it's console breather-in. What a spam article. AND it runs at 60fps.
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blackbirdi  +   1252d ago
they reduced the number of polygone and textures resolution ...even the shaders are not the same ...
Ddouble  +   1252d ago
"if you expected for PS3-like graphics you will be disappointed. Developers downgraded graphics for PS Vita. Instead, you will get 60 fps"

It's not a PS3, it's a hand held and it looks and performs well. Vita looks so good people compare it consoles and then try and downgrade it because of that. It's not fair but expected.
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MasterCornholio  +   1252d ago
As long as it doesn't look as bad as Super Street Fighter 4 3D edition I don't really care. I always wanted to get into mortal kombat and if this game is good I will probably get it.

GraveLord  +   1252d ago
Bad graphics? Looks better than the 3DS graphics, that's for sure.
erivera1994  +   1252d ago
Honestly it looks like a PSP game (Graphics wise)
Baka-akaB  +   1252d ago
if psp games looked like that we'd have sf4 , mk and mvc3 on it instead of waiting for vita versions
Skate-AK  +   1252d ago
It's not bad it is 60 fps after all. Would be just like turning the graphics down on a computer to get a better quality of gameplay.
Razongunz  +   1252d ago
the graphics doesnt really look that bad..but the animation/movments looks like reality fighters on this particular footage... i hope i'm seeing wrong, or that this is just the final game..because if those movments are the final i might think about getting this or not.
MadMax  +   1251d ago
Doesnt look like PS3 graphics, its definately been downgraded. Ive seen plenty of Vita footage lately and have not been that impressed. Doesnt look any different than the 3DS. RE Revelations looks better than anything ive seen on the Vita.

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