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With the rise in popularity in games like Metal Gear Solid, it would appear that no title is safe from being influenced by its gameplay. With the addition of a first-person perspective button, such is the case with Mortal Kombat Special Forces. While you traverse the various levels, you have the option of holding a button to see the environment through Jax's eyes. It is an interesting feature in an MK title, but it has its flaws.
Amongst these flaws is the inability to walk around while in first-person mode. You can move your head and fire your weapon, but that's it. We also had trouble navigating the levels because of the games dark surroundings. Doors are difficult to see and enemies often attack you from off screen with no indication of their location.
The good news is that Jax has a few of his old moves like the ground pound and dash punch. He also has a myriad of weapons in his arsenal, consisting of: a 9mm machine gun, shotgun, grenade launcher, rocket launcher, detonator explosives, and a sniper rifle. In addition, there is a combo system that allows finishing moves to be executed at the end of a combo.
Check back later in the day for a more in-depth preview of the game.