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Mortal Kombat X – Gruesome yet Awesome

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First Impression

Mortal Kombat is to gaming what Fast and Furious is to movies. Like the movie series, everybody knows or has played Mortal Kombat at some point in time. Well, here we have Mortal Kombat X, another addition to the legendary game franchise. Developed by NetherRealm Studios, MKX showed a lot of promise in trailers and gameplay videos by utilizing the power of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Mortal Kombat X comes four years after Mortal Kombat 9, and hence, expectations were quite high. I have to admit after some blood-shedding and spine-breaking fights, MKX did not disappoint.

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Review

Mortal Kombat X is set after the events of Mortal Kombat which released in 2011. The game introduces the next generation of kombatants such as Cassie Cage, Jackie Briggs, Takeda Takahashi and Kung Jin. To add to it, there are plenty of fan favourites like Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Kitana, Kenshi, Liu Kang, Raiden, and more. The story mode of Mortal Kombat X is highly interesting too. The chapters are split into stories of each character.

Once you start the game, you can choose to be thrown straight into the deep end. Choose a fighter and get started. The game offers you 25 characters with 3 variations each. Before you get into a fight, I advise you to go through training. That will only save you from getting beaten up. Some of the old combos and moves return along with some fresh ones. You will see a three stage meter on your screen to help you parry or execute a brutal X-ray move. And yes, I truly enjoyed the rib shattering and spine breaking. After all, that is what Mortal Kombat is all about. It will take a while to master them. But once you are through, ˜Bring it on\’ is what you\’ll say.

mortal-kombatGameplay of Mortal Kombat X is truly fantastic as Ed Boon and co have used the power of the consoles well. The attack animations are smooth, and most importantly, believable. Once you learn the basics, each fight scene looks like well-choreographed kung fu sequence in an action movie. As each move blends seamlessly into each other. The option to use the elements in the environment is also wonderful, and sometimes, you can use that as an ace up your sleeve.

After you are done and dusted with the story missions, Mortal Kombat X does not allow you to put that console off. You can either take part in the online activities, or fight your way through several of the living towers, which nets you koins, so you can unlock new outfits and other goodies in the Krypt. There\’s a large roster of characters you can master, plus if you have bought the DLC, you get to play as the legendary Predator, from the movies. If you step online to showcase your skills, you will find plenty of challengers. Just like Real Madrid or Barcelona in FIFA, everyone plays as Scorpion. If you manage to counter Scorpion\’s attacks, you will be golden online. In the one on one battles you can take part in the Faction Wars, which lets you pick one of five factions, and each time you perform a Faction Kill, your faction gets points. One frustrating thing about online play is that it is broken, and hence it needs some fix.

 

VERDICT

Mortal Kombat X is pure violence. Nothing more, nothing less. What makes the game intriguing, is that it makes no effort to step away from that. Mortal Kombat X is fun to play with buddies\’ offline or even step into the online world to showcase your skills. Mortal Kombat X is a must buy for all fans of the franchise and it is highly recommended to every gamer who wants to enjoy a competitive game other than FIFA.

Rating 4/5 

Price ₹ 999 for PC , ₹ 3,499 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One 

Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive | Platform PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

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