Innovative but incredibly violent and gory game, not for the faint of heart.
Mortal Kombat X is the latest installment in the long running series of fighting games that revolutionized the ratings we have for games now days with its absurd amount of gory violence. Well Mortal Kombat X doesn't just hold that standard, its also one of the best fighting games out there, and by far the best Mortal Kombat game ever made. Mortal Kombat X takes some bold new innovations in storytelling, game play, characters, and much much more. This MK is mechanically richer, more detailed and an excellent fighting game. The story is excellent and very well written, each character is given depth and the Mortal Kombat universe is fleshed out, giving it an excellent hold on its characters and well done good vs. evil story. One of the other man things it does right is updating old characters to give everyone a unique look and play style. But it doesn't stop there, it offers 3 different variations for each fighter, each one adding different moves or particular tweaks that keep it from ever getting repetitive is introducing 8 completely new characters to the fighting roster, each one as cool as the last, and with the new interactive environments, its not so much how many times someone can use the same move over and over to win, but how good you are with the characters, as the environments prevent you from spamming. However don't be fooled, while the game play is excellent, this game is the most violent, bloody, and goriest one since the series began. The gimmick for each game is the Fatalities, a finishing move that each character has that's usually absurdly gory and gross. And let me just say... Wow. With MK X's new beautifully rendered environments and fighters, the gore tech in this game is insane. Characters are killed in various ways, you name it, MK X does it. Characters are dissolved in acid, have there guts pulled out through there mouths, have there heads/limbs/chests/torsos explode, ripped in two, dismembered, decapitated, disemboweled, eviscerated, impaled, with either spears, knives, guns, fists, swords, lazers, or elemental weapons including fire, ice, and electricity. Its very cartoonish and over the top, but its still very detailed with the new graphics, that show insides, spinal cords, rib cages, and more being brutally mutilated in various ways. In the end, I love this game, its one of the best fighting games out there, but its not for the faint of heart, so be careful going in.