Sooo... now I've finally played the full game, so I'll just leave a quick update before I get back to the game. To be short? The fighting engine is more or less flawless. The characters are awesome, without all the silly characters from later games. I've got the PS3-version, and it looks better than Crysis in most ways. The X-Ray moves are quite painful to watch (in a good way! especially Jax's X-Ray move makes me a bit sick)
and the difficulty spot-on. Some fatalities lack a bit umph, but they work too. After playing everything from Super Street Fighter IV to Tekken 6 to BlazBlue to King of Fighters to Virtua Fighter, I finally have a fighting game I really, really love. Mortal Kombat is back, baby!