Can you hear that? It’s the sound of many film buffs crying. Why? Well, Freddy Krueger is the final of the four downloadable characters for the Mortal Combat game on the Xbox 360 and PS3 and can be yours for 400 Microsoft Points (£3.40) on the Xbox 360 and $4.99 on PlayStation Network from 6th August 2011.
S0 what’s wrong with that? Well, I suggest you take a look at the gameplay above. This Freddy Krueger is based upon the 2010 version portrayed by Jackie Earle Haley and is quite frankly… shit. To add insult to injury, the game character Freddy has 2 gloves! Blaspheme! Freddy Krueger has always worn one glove, both by the original actor, Robert Englund, and by Haley.
I suppose what rewarding factor the Freddy playable character does have is that he can drag his opponents to hell, followed by a surge of blood blasting into the atmosphere, a la Johnny Depp’s death in the first Nightmare on Elm Street film. Freddy’s trusty furnace also makes an appearance and plays a part in the deaths of Freddy’s opponents.
So what do you think of the Freddy character? Will you be shelling out for this downloadable content or would you rather it rot in hell?