The Virtual Boxing Ring Has Begun Again!

So if you are into fighting games you might have picked Mortal Kombat X this past week. I have been a fan of the Mortal Kombat franchise since, Mortal Kombat: Deception. Of course, my burning passion was reignited by the reboot with Mortal Kombat (2011). I played the game consistently for about a year straight. I actually became pretty good, especially with my favorite character Kung Lao. Kung Lao just had such finesse and style that kept my attention with Mortal Kombat. Now the new MKX is out and some say it has “revolutionized” and “evolved” the entire Mortal Kombat franchise.

I have been missing my proverbial warrior spirit for sometime now. I remember year after Mortal Kombat (2011) was released questions started swirling around about the next Mortal Kombat game. Netherrealm Studios was tight lipped about their next installment into the franchise. Just like most top games, MKX was announced at E3. Needless to say, everyone was excited for it, including me. So that it is out and gamers have their Dorito flavored fingers on it, how is the game.

The game is awesome! All new modes, characters, challenges bring an added spark to the MK franchise. Improved graphics and character model makes this smoothest looking and feeling MK game ever! The new characters such as Cassie Cage, Kung Jin, Jacqui Briggs, add in new fighting techniques and strategies, even if some of them resembles other MK fighters. The biggest push from Netherrealm is their Faction system, in which you picked one of six factions or groups to choose to be apart of. This is basically a worldly tournament in which everyone contributes points towards their faction to control over Earthrealm. I for one enjoy, especially because you add points to faction in whatever game type you are playing, including story mode. The story mode is hit or miss some people, which is the main reason why reviewers are giving MK between an 8 and a 9. I for one enjoyed the story, also the comics give interesting backstory on the characters which helps the overall lore of Mortal Kombat.

I am just happy that my warrior’s spirit has been revitalized for the time being. I will be practicing frequently because I really want to get good at the game. Mortal Kombat phenomes such Justin Wong and Perfect Legend have definitely taught me a lot about fighting games in general. Definitely check them out on YouTube and Twitch. This post was supposed to be more of a reflection of my memories with Mortal Kombat, but it turned into a mini review. Hmmm…seems legit!


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