“Mortal Kombat X”, the tenth installment in the critically acclaimed fighting game series, launched last January on PS4 and Xbox One, and now, Netherrealm is launching the XL edition of the game. “Mortal Kombat XL” is now available for Xbox One and PS4, sporting more content than ever before. But is it worth the purchase?
“Mortal Kombat X” was among the most critically acclaimed of last year’s releases, sporting a very diverse cast of characters with exceptional powers and abilities, and varying fighting styles to allow numerous ways to control even a single character. This versatility keeps fresh, unique, and stylized gameplay while still being comfortable and familiar to longtime fans of the series.
Unlike most other games in the genre, “Mortal Kombat X” offers something that most fighting games don’t. The game features a deep, immersive, narrative driven story mode, picking up where its predecessor left off. The story chronicles Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade, along with many others in their attempt to defeat the Elder God traitor known as Shinnok. The story features full motion captured cutscenes, and some spectacular sequences, translated into quicktime events making even the cutscenes somewhat interactive.
Perhaps the thing that this series is most well known for is its impressive amount of sheer brutality and gore. “Mortal Kombat X” is one of the most graphic games available right now, not sparing any quarter when it comes to showing exposed intestines, spinal columns, and much much more. This game is not for the faint of heart, and should be approached by the squeamish only with the utmost caution.
XL offers quite a bit more in the way of content. All Downloadable Characters are included with the game, as well as extra costumes for your playable fighters. Characters like Triborg, Jason, Predator, and even Goro are playable.
For players with less interest in the downloadable content in this game, perhaps purchasing the original might be more preferable. This also affords the player the opportunity to only purchase certain characters if they see fit. Any player who would like to be considered a “Mortal Kombat’ superfan, “Mortal Kombat XL” might be a game worth trying. “Mortal Kombat XL” is available now for PS4 and Xbox One.
I myself had quite a bit of fun with Mortal Kombat X when it first came out. The game has longevity, though I don’t agree with the way Netherrealm handled micro-transactions this time. It was a bit more reminiscent of the way Street Fighter handled its DLC and it felt a little bit gratuitous and perhaps even greedy. Still, it’s a game worth playing, you just have to decide whether or not the DLC matters to you. Thank you for reading and come back soon for more from the GAME ROOM!!!