mortal kombat mythologies: sub zero

anonymous asked:

Do you know of any games that were released in 1997?

Oh, so you want me to go a little further back in time? 

*cracks knuckles* Alright, here we go.  

Games that are or will be 20 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR: 

  1. GoldeEye 007 - August 25, 1997 
  2. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - March 20, 1997 
  3. Final Fantasy VII - January 31, 1997 
  4. Diddy Kong Racing - November 14, 1997 
  5. The Curse of Monkey Island - October 31, 1997 
  6. Star Fox 64 - April 27, 1997 
  7. Crash Bandicoot 2 - November 5, 1997 
  8. Mega Man Legends - December 18, 1997 
  9. Age of Empires - October 15, 1997 
  10. Quake II - December 9, 1997 
  11. Tomb Raider II - October 31, 1997 
  12. Mortal Kombat Mythologies Sub Zero - October 1, 1997 
  13. Fallout - September 30, 1997 
  14. Mortal Kombat 4 - October 15, 1997 
  15. Yoshi’s Story - December 21, 1997 
  16. Extreme G - September 30, 1997 
  17. Bomberman 64 - September 26, 1997 
  18. Tekken 3 - March 20, 1997 
  19. Postal - September 30, 1997
  20. Doom 64- March 31, 1997 
  21. Grand Theft Auto - October 1997 
  22. Street Fighter 3 - February 1997 
  23. WCW vs NWO: World Tour - November 20, 1997 

Art Dump # 31: Bi-Han with short hair.Mythologies quick sketch.

Note: It’s my last sketchy now. All my requests I’ve ever take and recieve in ask box now (sorry guys,i really missed it,because of ask box) and begin my art block for 1-2 months,while i will pass my art exams this summer.Don’t worry,I hope I came back very soon,but I really need to finish my study and take a rest,bacause I loose my temper so fast.Thank you so much for all your support and kind words,it really means a lot for me,in fact i could annoy sometimes and someone.See you all later! <3


Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero



some final thoughts on Dirge of Cerberus

i realize that this game has a bit of a sinister reputation within the Compilation of FFVII- it’s widely reviled as one of the very worst games that the series has to offer, on par with such legendarily bad spinoffs as Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero and Shadow the Hedgehog

in my experience, Dirge’s poor reputation is only partially deserved. yes, the story is awful and makes very little sense, that’s absolutely true. the seemingly arbitrary changes Dirge made to the FFVII universe are pretty much indefensible. putting that aside, though, mechanically? like, as a video game? i think it’s actually sort of fun

like, if you take the parts of the Compilation of FFVII that actually are games you can play, you have Dirge of Cerberus, Crisis Core and Before Crisis. Before Crisis can’t be legitimately played outside of mid-2000′s Japanese handsets, and while I did enjoy Crisis Core’s story (for the most part), the gameplay suffered from the same affliction that would later hobble FFXIII: it was a game that couldn’t reconcile what it wanted to be with what the player’s perception of Final Fantasy was. Crisis Core very clearly wanted to be a traditional action game, but elements of the ATB system remained in place seemingly out of pure obligation and hamstrung the whole thing. what could have been a fun, engaging experience became a bizarre mishmash of clashing gameplay styles that made very little sense, and wasn’t often terribly fun to play

Dirge, on the other hand, unapologetically does its own thing. this is a third-person shooter with very light RPG elements, and Dirge owns that right from the start. there’s no pretense about ATB meters or combat timing. stats are present, but mostly take a backseat. it’s all about action. and you know, while the action isn’t perfect and doesn’t always work as intended (this game has serious camera issues, something SE still struggles with if FFXV is any indication), i actually enjoy it when it does. in terms of gameplay, i legitimately think Dirge is probably the most fun part of the Compilation of FFVII, even if it’s the weakest in terms of story

speaking of story, while Dirge’s story is a nightmare cornucopia of bad ideas, i think that thematically, the game is very true to the spirit of the original FFVII. Dirge is a dark game with dark atmosphere by necessity of what it’s about, but the mood still pinballs between deathly serious, outlandishly goofy and strangely optimistic, much like the original FFVII did. the legacy characters that make appearances in Dirge are also very true to themselves, suffering almost no alterations (though Yuffie probably could have been treated better) and seeming to have retained all their character growth. it’s more than i can say for Advent Children and Crisis Core

Dirge of Cerberus is an absolutely awful Final Fantasy game, i have to agree with that. but as a video game itself, disconnected from the FF mythos at large, i have to admit that it’s at least passable, not nearly the abhorrent experience that most seem to believe it is

that said, i never want to play this mother crap of shit again


Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero | Midway (Playstation, 1997)