Released in 2015, Mortal Kombat X is the tenth installment in the Mortal Kombat series. It is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. You can enjoy the game on Android & iOS devices as well. Did you know that it was the fastest-selling video game in the Mortal Kombat franchise? Moreover, it was among the top ten highest selling video games in 2015. Did it match the expectations of those who bought it? Well, here is a candid and comprehensive Mortal Kombat X Review that answers this question.
Differences between the Console, PC, & Mobile version
The controls, graphics, storyline, characters, and overall gameplay are excellent when it comes to the console version of the game. In fact, the developers of the game, NetherRealm Studios, canceled the development of the game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 because the expected level of quality on these consoles would be low. Unfortunately, the PC version of Mortal Kombat X suffers from significant hitches including slow netcode and frequent crashes. These technical issues create a negative experience for gamers who play it on their PCs. The mobile version of it has many problems as well. For example, it does not have a storyline. Instead, it only has a battle mode.
Mortal Kombat is famous for its incredible fights including sound effects and gory scenes. People expected that Mortal Kombat X would live up to this legacy. Sadly, that did not happen. In fact, Mortal Kombat X is not a pure fighting game. Instead, it is a combination of fighting experiences, character building, and cards. Swipes and taps are the only ways to combat your foe. In other words, you cannot use button combinations for fatality and combo attacks. More specifically, the commands that are at your disposal include blocking, tapping, and switching a player. Others are using an allied assault and special attacks.
The Final Verdict
Sadly, it does not meet the expectations of Mortal Kombat fans. One of the reasons for this disappointment is the fact that the developers reduced the fighting experience that most gamers enjoyed in the Mortal Kombat series. Additionally, the in-app purchases in the game are off-putting because they are numerous and expensive. However, the development of heroes in the game in addition to its impressive graphics makes it a worthwhile experience even though it is not as good as many peopled expected it to be. Try it. You can also try an upgraded version of it known as Mortal Kombat XL. It is available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.