Choose your destiny! These iconic words can only belong to one video game franchise- Mortal Kombat. Funnily enough, the newer versions of the game do not say that anymore. And the changes don’t end there.
NetherRealm studios have changed Mortal Kombat yet again with the new release to bring about some subtle yet important improvements. In Mortal Kombat 11 you can only trigger the ‘Fatal Blow’ once your character has below 20% health. There is no meter to build up and everyone gets a great chance to equalize a one-sided round. The kicker is though, you can only use it once during a match. Also in Mortal Kombat 11, the movement and action seem much more deliberate and less frantic. This makes gameplay a lot slower, more technical and honestly, more rewarding. Getting the timing right and smacking your opponent to kingdom come has never looked better. So much satisfaction.
The graphiks in Mortal Kombat 11 are jaw dropping. The grungy Mortal Kombat look remains, but everything is just so much sharper. I found myself lost in the arena and gameplay graphics more than once, only to have my butt kicked by an engaged gamer on the other kontroller. Each punch or kick lands with an effective thud, the kind that you can almost feel. We played the game on an Xbox One X, using a 65 inch Sony TV and Bose surround audio. Mortal Kombat has never been this immersive. The game is also available on Playstation 4 and PC.
The changes in gameplay make Mortal Kombat 11 more engaging than the last iteration. Old diehards of the game may complain, but only for a moment. Mortal Kombat 11 is just way too engaging and rewarding for anyone to complain about the mechanics. Kombos fall at hand easier and parries and recoveries are better to access too. Even casual gamers can pick up a controller and bash away. You’d be surprised with the moves some people can pull off just button mashing! Fun and campy as always, Mortal Kombat 11 is a great game to play with friends and online. Buy it. Play it. Alone, in a dark room, getting better and better and better…