Thursday, March 3, 2016

Mortal Kombat X Review

The tenth installment in the franchise, Mortal Kombat X proves that there is still enough life in the franchise.
I held off reviewing this game, because of the amount of DLC content that I knew was coming. I picked up this game last April and it was one of the few games that I own that I constantly go back and play.
First, the best thing this game has going for it is its combat and character variations. Each fighter has three different variations that allows you to perform different moves. It's a great feature and allows you to master different play styles with your favorite fighter. Nothing seems out of place with these and it keeps the matches fresh and interesting.
Second, the combat itself. A fighting game needs to get the fighting down. Mortal Kombat X does that. It is by far one of the smoothest games I've played, which makes you want to play it more and more.
Now for some of the negative.
The biggest complaint I have about this game is its story.  I never felt fully engaged in the characters like I did with Mortal Kombat 9. I do appreciate them trying to pass on the torch to a new generation of characters, but I thought that new characters seemed a little silly at times and it pulled me out of the experience.
That's really my only complaint I have.
Now, let's talk about the DLC.
I'm not a huge fan of DLC. If you are going to give me extra content for a price then make it worth it. Fortunately Mortal Kombat X does.  Some of my favorite fighters have been DLC. I enjoy playing as Jason, Alien and Leatherface. Alien actually being my top choice right now. All of the DLC characters offer something unique and they are worth the $4.99 price tag.
The other DLC, which is costumes and stuff is cool but nothing I'll get.
With all that said, I still think that all the DLC in Mortal Kombat should be unlocks in the game. I mean, costumes should just be something hidden that we could unlock like the old days. Yes, I don't mind paying for something that I will get enjoyment out of, but I still think that all the DLC could be placed in the game for free.
So what did I think of Mortal Kombat X? I absolutely love t. If you have been a fan of the franchise for years or just coming into it, you won't be disappointed.


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