Hello friends and gamers alike! Welcome back for another nerdy edition of our Treasure Trove series where we go back into our game chests and shed some light on a title you may not have played, or even heard about! In this edition, we are flashing back to a little over a year ago and looking at one of the best, most in-depth, and cinematic fighting titles that have been released in recent years. Without further ado, we present to you: Mortal Kombat X.
Although short, the Mortal Kombat X story mode follows a new generation of fighters approximately 20 years after the world shattering events of Mortal Kombat 9. Fighting against Quan Chi and the resurrected revenants of the heroes whom were killed by Sindel, you seek to stop Quan Chi before he can resurrect Shinnok and wreak havoc on Earthrealm once again. One of the most interesting factors about the story is the seamless integration of new characters into the beloved story line. They took great care in selecting and designing newcomers like Cassie Cage, D’Vorah, Ferra Torr, and Kotal Khan and placed them into the world as though they had always been there. Furthermore, it was quite interesting to see Netherrealm include the older, slain characters as shades of their former self, only to be released through stringent efforts made on behalf of the heroes. Another awesome story addition is the banter and pre-fight dialog that the characters engage in just before they wallop on one another. These tidbits of humor provide that extra flavor that makes one want to continually come back and enjoy the game.
Although the game play doesn’t stray far from the basics of the games core, there are slit tidbits of modifications here and there. Though the real meat and potatoes of the changes comes from the ability to select from one of three styles to take into combat with. This choice grants different special moves and combos that are unique to that particular style. For example, Quan Chi in his summoner style can common a fire bat and use that to sustain knock up combos on his opponents, while his warlock style allows him to make greater use of his portals to stay tricky and escape from corners with ease. This makes every character have completely different play styles simply on the basis of what you choose to fight like. This even extends to the DLC characters, which all have banter and three styles to choose from to cut down your foes. There is simply just so many interesting caveats each and every character has to offer. Although we will provide you with a video or two down below to enjoy, we encourage you to venture off into the inter-webs and see just what the game has to offer for yourself!
All in all, Mortal Kombat X is a notable addition to anyone’s game library and has easily taken an honored position in our forgotten treasure section. Even though the DLC is a little costly, if you buy the XL edition (which we highly recommend) then you get all of the content anyways so it greatly saves you money in the end. If you happen to pick up the title or already own this marvelous game, let us know what you think in the comment sections below! Happy gaming!