Review Context: I wasn’t able to play the original Mortal Kombat in arcades because of my parents. It didn’t last long, as my counsin had me play Mortal Kombat II on Sega Genesis. I have played most of the games in the Mortal Kombat franchise, including Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (N64) **shutters**.
Date of Playthrough: December 14, 2015
Date of MiniReview Submission: March 27, 2016
After the success of Mortal Kombat for Xbox 360 and PS3, Netherealm Studios promised to expect more when the next game hit on next-gen platforms. That time has come and my experience with Mortal Kombat X exceeded its predecessor, but with content that came at a cost, literally.
The story mode is present and still reminds one of the best fighting games to have a good presentation, but most felt unhappy with it because it centers on the offspring of veteran fighters. Because of this, the roster is mostly new characters. I’m still surprised with the story surrounding Sonya and Johnny Cage. After that, with a twist of an ending, you have loads of content to mess around with, online and offline. The gameplay is still fresh for veterans to return to, while newbies will get a feel for it after some playtime. There is a tutorial to help you get the feel of the kombat. X-ray moves, fatalities, and the returning brutalities are back and gorier than ever, thanks to the updated engine.>
I prefer playing fighting games on a PlayStation controller versus an Xbox controller, since I feel that controller is made for shooters, but I had to adjust to using an Xbox One controller. Aside from other modes from the previous game making a return, Living Towers is my favorite, since the missions are constantly updated with new challenges, and Faction Wars have you helping your faction online to be the best clan with rewards. The Kyrpt returns with lots of hidden content to unlock. Nice to know some companies remember this. Sadly, with microtransactions you can say “screw this,” and unlock everything. Rest in peace cheat codes.
If you have waited for a reason to pick this game up, Mortal Kombat XL has recently been released with all the DLC fighters included. Take that, season pass! However, this added content in XL is excluded from the PC version.
Similar Games Liked:
Mortal Kombat (PS3)
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (Arcade)
Mortal Kombat Gold (DC)
Similar Game Disliked:
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (N64)
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