If you're trying to decide whether to get Mortal Kombat on the Ps3 or the 360, one of the best reasons to grab it on the former is that Kratos comes as a PS3 exclusive character. But how does he handle in comparison to fan favourites like Scorpion and Sub Zero?
Well, the first thing you need to know is that you shouldn't run in head first with fists and legs flying because you'll quickly find yourself impaled on a spear, frozen in place, or just plain old beaten to a pulp. You'll have to fight tactically with Kratos, waiting for your enemies guard to drop, at which point you can punish them with a nice combo.
The Helios Head comes into play as a ranged weapon, like sub-zero's ice blast and scorpion's spear, that's capable of stunning your enemy on impact and'll also pluck a jumping opponent clean out of the air.
If you've watched any of the Mortal Kombat videos that are floating around at the moment you may well have seen the combo video, which clearly shows that juggling an opponent in mid-air with a quick succession of punches is a very good idea when it comes to dealing damage. Bearing that in mind, it's a good job that Kratos has his own juggling move, The Olympic Ascension, which'll launch both fighters into the air, and provides you with the perfect opportunity to slam your opponent into the ground with another one of Kratos' mighty moves The Olympic Toss.
When you're manically trying to end your opponent's feeble attempt at combat, it can be fairly annoying when they're blocking your attacks, but if you're in control of Kratos you can put an end to their defensive stance using Hades Pain or Hades Edge. Now, Kratos isn't averse to blocking incoming attacks when he needs to avoid taking hits, in fact he's got the Golden Fleece to help him with that little task, and the shiny bit of material is also capable of reflecting fireballs!
Well I think that's enough hints and tips to help you shed a bit of blood with the God Of War. Have fun destroying your foes in Mortal Kombat today everyone! [PlayStation Blog]
We'll have our review of Netherrealm's blood-soaked, later on today.