Still one of the best fighting games ever.
Anyone who has played a console should be familiar with Mortal Kombat. With Mortal Kombat X being released in 2015, it’s high time that a new game in the franchise is introduced – and Mortal Kombat 11 doesn’t disappoint.
Mortal Kombat 11 features new characters, an awesome story and over-the-top (yet enjoyable) combat that leaves a feeling of satisfaction after every round. This game acts as a direct sequel to Mortal Kombat X, so expect some story elements and characters to be featured. For Mortal Kombat 11, you can now choose and create your own fighting styles so you can create your own collection that you would want to use on every fight.
Mortal Kombat 11 still uses the same meters like previous games, but now includes new meters for defense and offense where you as the player can use it to your fighting advantage. Most of the combat is largely unchanged, so if you’ve played a Mortal Kombat game before, you won’t have trouble playing 11.
Also being introduced on Mortal Kombat 11 are Fatal Blows. This lets you perform one last attack when your health is below 30 percent. It acts as a last chance for you to deliver your blows – though it can be easily blocked and can only be performed once in every round.
Of course, the over-the-top gore is still present. The gory ways that each character dies made me laugh and squirm at times, but it’s this cheesiness is one of the things I love about the game. It also includes Kombat League which is the multiplayer part of the game, but it only launches next month.
There’s also the traditional arcade, survival and endless gauntlet mode. You can also try and unlock the ‘what if?’ endings of the game, which is a cool way of knowing alternative stories for the characters when they defeat Mortal Kombat 11’s big baddie, Kronika.
Challenges found on The Towers of Time will give you various rewards when completed – but it’s definitely for seasoned players of the series. As for me, I’ve enjoyed playing the story mode. This is where the game also excels, continuing the story of Cassie Cage and introducing Kronika. Thanks to a time-traveling plot, old and younger versions of popular Mortal Kombat characters are all present and it made me reminisce my childhood playing the early games in the series.
Mortal Kombat 11 levels-up the franchise in more ways than one, all while respecting the series’ early roots. The excellent fighting styles and crazy visuals along with an engaging storyline easily makes this one of the best in the Mortal Kombat series. Highly recommended.
+ Engaging plot
+ Awesome new fighting styles
+ Cool (and gory) kills
– Towers of Time isn’t for everyone
Final Rating: 4.5/5