10 August, 2013

Review: Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition

written by Blain Newport on Saturday, 10 August 2013

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition (3 of 5)

 There are very few surprises in MKKE
 Here's a colored, elemental ninja doing a colored, elemental thing.

Here's a fight in front of a bunch of monks

Here's some brutal violence that won't mean anything in three seconds.  Oh video games.

The most impressive achievement in this game is that it reboots over a decade of Mortal Kombat history and makes a fairly cohesive (if still full of plot holes) narrative out of it.  I personally don't care about any of it, but for fans of the series, it's probably very satisfying.

Other than that, the experience is largely forgettable.  Fighting games are one of the most demanding genres and if you don't have a community at your skill level, it doesn't seem worth it to get invested.  Still, I wanted to see what had become of Mortal Kombat, and it appears to be getting along fine.

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