When you think mortal kombat .what first comes to mind ? The movies of mortal kombat is one of the most successful fighting game franchises of all time. But let’s see if the new baby to an old franchise will deliver on its promises. This new mortal kombat is a violent and gory game which in all honesty appeals to all our inner cavemen. But what’s new to this classic button masher of a game ? Well the new x-ray attacks are pretty awesome and the fatalities are top notch but the real question is, is it worth buying ? Let’s find out
Mortal Kombat gameplay
I begun by playing mortal kombats story mode. It basically goes like this, there’s a tournament where earth realm warriors must defeat warriors from the outer realm or face annihilation. Interesting I bet, but it’s been done so many times that it’s become monotonous there’s really nothing new to the story just the addition of some new characters and a few twists. Making it a bit interesting but truth is told mortal combats story mode really is not something to buy the game for.
Mortal kombat now runs on the unreal engine and it shows. Characters and sets are beautifully crafted. Textures are beautiful, clothing moves with fluid motion and the battle fields are very busy, backgrounds are teeming with life…and death, torture and blood. Spattering blood adds to the violent beauty of mortal kombat. And the x-ray attacks are beautifully made in a gruesome way.
The true gem behind mortal kombat like with most fighting games is the mastery of combos or in this case “kombos” and finding the character which you own with. And with a wide variety of characters, you will definitely find the character for you .and even the God of war Kratos is in it I mean is that variety or what ? Combat can become pretty complex and immersive. And the game just gets more fun the better you get at owning people on the various game modes : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pMDbHCeJrM
Mortal Kombat has an interesting variety of game modes like the original story mode where you fight your way to the top. Tst your luck where you fight under random conditions like without a head or arms. Test your might which includes breaking boards. Test your sight where you haveto follow the ball under three cups and test your mind where accuracy is the key to smashing some bricks.
Graphics : Graphics aren’t too bad, the various levels are teeming with life but there is something lacking. Maybe destructible environments ? 7/10
Sound : damage sounds good , mutilatingyour opponents sounds better . 9/10
Gameplay : some combos and moves tend to get sticky but nothing a bit of practise cant fix 8/10
Story : the same old story with some new introductions. Don’t get this game for the story. 5/10
Overall : a good attempt at a fighting game with all the elements that make Mortal Kombat so successful