FLAWLESS VICTORY? A REVIEW OF MORTAL KOMBAT X


Mortal Kombat has been around for a long time, 23 years to be exact. During this time there have been 18 differently named games, 2 live action movies, a live action tv series, an animated series and movie, a web series and multiple comic book series. Needless to say not all of these have turned out well. Mortal Kombat X however is by far the the best game in the long standing series.

Graphically the game looks amazing. It is the best looking fighting game on Ps4 and Xbox one. The character models and backgrounds are more detailed, the animations are slick at 60 fps. Background interactions , xray moves and fatalities provide plenty of OMFG moments. Seperating an opponents limbs from the rest of their body has never looked better.

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Image Credit: Warner Bros. Interactive

As far as stories go Mortal Kombat has always had the best most coherent storylines. MKX is no different ,the story mode is well paced and just the right length and serves as an introduction to the new characters and their move sets. I dont want to spoil it for you dudes but I enjoyed it. There are plenty of other modes to play once you complete the story as well. Modes like living towers and Krypt provide high amounts of replay value.

This is however a fighting game and its at its best when played against human oponents. There are plenty if characters ,each with 3 different versions That play differently.

Theres nothing like beheading your best friend while you talk smack to him on the couch, or repeatedly stabbing a stranger online with Jason Voorhees machete. The online mode is not perfect but works well. I experienced lag a few times but it was fine for the most part and much better than MK9.

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Image Credit: Warner Bros. Interactive

Gameplay mechanics have also improved greatly.The controls are crisp and responsive. Movement is both faster and smoother than previous games. Combos and special moves are fluid and very satisfying ,especially match ending brutalities and fatalities which are as ultra violent as ever. I still smile ear to ear every time I pull one off.

While this game is far from perfect, its alot of and definitely worth playing. Dude, you wont be disapointed!

 

 

– Jose Luna

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