When Mortal Kombat X was first released I avoided reviewing it because it was an absolute train-wreck, there were tons of video glitches, a locked framerate, and to top it all of some players couldn’t even launch the game. It looked as if Mortal Kombat X was going to be yet another crappy console port. Well all of that has changed.
Mortal Kombat X has become a well polished fighter for the PC in a very short period of time, sure the cutscenes are still running at 30 FPS and possibly a lower resolution? (I ran the game at 1080p). You can tell some distinct visual differences between cutscenes and gameplay.
but considering it is a port from consoles a lower resolution and framerate is to be expected.
Mortal Kombat X is divided into 7 game modes: Story, The Krypt, Faction Wars, Single Player, 2 Player, Online, and the Living Towers. 3 of the gamemodes are essentially the same mode though…
The Story of Mortal Kombat X is rather short as it only took me 3 hours to complete, but I play a lot of fighting games, so for the average player it should take 4-6 hours with 6 hours pushing in in terms of time. Despite its short length the story for Mortal Kombat X is one of the best stories I have seen in a fighting game despite the dialog being a bit cheesy at times. Netherrealm studios definitely knows how to make a good story mesh well with a fighting game.
The Krypt isn’t so much a game mode as it is an interactive store where you can use your Koins earned in game to unlock different items like concept art and character fatalities. The Krypt has some random button events that if executed properly doles out its own set of Koins for the player to spend.
Factions wars is something that I have never seen in a fighting game. When you first start up Mortal Kombat X you are prompted to join a faction and every time you win a fight in the faction wars you earn points for your time. The team with the most points at the end of the week wins. After a faction has won, it must then defend itself against other factions by building towers of combatants for other factions to fight, not unlike the Living Towers.
The Living Towers is Mortal Kombat X’s take on the challenge system we often see in other online titles. There is a hourly, daily, and a weekly challenge and when those challenges are completed they pay out Koins for the player to use to unlock more items in The Krypt.
Single Player and Multiplayer:
These game modes work just as you would imagine either online or offline, each player chooses (or the player chooses both in single player) a fighter, a costume, and a fighting style. Then a map is chosen and the players fight. These modes are pretty self-explanatory.
If you are a fan of Mortal Kombat and the fighting genre then this is a title you definitely can not miss. Mortal Kombat had a bit of a shaky start, but it looks like the worst of bugs have been worked out at this time. If you don’t like fighting games…. then what are you doing here?
Those interested can purchase Mortal Kombat X from GreenManGaming.