Monday, 4 May 2015

VIDEO GAME NEWS: Mortal Kombat X - Warner Brothers Interactive

Release Date:14/04/15
Publisher:  Warner Borthers Interactive


Mortal Kombat X is NetherRealm Studios' next highly anticipated installment in its legendary, critically acclaimed fighting game franchise, which propels the iconic franchise into a new generation. The game combines cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever, offering a new fully connected experience that launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.

For the first time, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character, impacting both strategy and fighting style. Players step into an original story showcasing some of the game's most prolific characters including Scorpion and Sub-Zero, while introducing new challengers that represent the forces of good and evil and tie the tale together.

New and Klassic characters
Featuring Klassics such as Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden and Kano, as well as new characters such as Cassie Cage, Kotal Kahn, Ferra-Torr and D'Vorah, the roster will include fan favourites where both good and evil must battle it out.

Character variations
Mortal Kombat X offers three different versions for each playable character, all of which have their own fighting style, special moves, abilities and strategies. The variation that players choose affects the style and overall strategy by which the game is played.

Epic cinematic storyline
A deep story mode continues up to 25 years after the events of 2011's Mortal Kombat and advances the dark tale, introducing new characters such as Cassie Cage, daughter of fan favourites Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage.

Visceral kombat
Mortal Kombat X introduces the next evolution of fighting with the return of X-ray and finishing moves that showcase brutal battles like never before with enhanced graphics and animations.


OK, this is the first time I’ve played Mortal Kombat, my other fighting experience mainly comes from Tekken and whilst I feel like Tekken had become a little stale, I was more than intrigued about MK as I’ve seen a few of the filsm. So thinking that I had nothing to lose I picked it up and cracked on to see what all the hype was about.

OK, lets keep this simple, the graphics are simply stunning, the moves incredibly smooth and whilst at times when playing Tekken I just mashed all the buttons to see what would happen, this one is more strategic as you have to try and plan what you’re doing and have a strategy to try and break the combo’s of your opponent.

Tis definitely a lot of fun and whilst a number of people can just jump in, I do suggest that you go through the tutorial first so you can find out what works for you. All round, I loved the way it looked, had a lot of fun beating the snot out of the console (and in turn trying to not get whupped by Lady Eleanor) and when added to a whole range of characters alongside solid storytelling generates something that you’ll play for quite a while. Great stuff.

My only real complaint is having to buy some of the “classic” characters separately as ti felt a bit cheeky especially when you’ve already [aid a good amount to start with. If they’d come as a separate DLC late in the year I could maybe understand it but to have them ready from the beginning, that’s a bit off in my opinion.

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