I got the new issue of XBN, and the demo disc had Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (as well as Rainbow Six: Lockdown multiplayer only and the Incredible Hulk [which was fun, if a little chaotic]). The graphics are pretty lame. Its gameplay is simple. And yet I really enjoyed it. For one thing, the fighting brings up fond memories of Double Dragon and the like, though it's a little more varied than that. There's a definite platform element, too. And (and for me this is really great, though your mileage will probably vary) there's a secret in every room. I also found the boss fight against Baraka to be fun (in a typical stage-based, what-strategy-to-use way). It reminded me a lot of Duke Nukem: The Manhattan Project, which I think was a missed gem. Am I crazy?
Never played it, i havent even played the Mortal Kombat: Deception yet. The price too high. I look forward to playing Shaolin Monks tho, even tho i have to wait till the price drops to 9.99 so i wont be playing the game for a long long time.
Speaking of Duke Nukem Manhattan , i own that game, i love the first level where you have to jump from root top to root top is fun.