Mortal Kombat XL – Updated Faction and Fatalities Video Game Review
What is Mortal Kombat XL?
Mortal Kombat XL is a updated version of Mortal Kombat X with downloadable content. Included Alien, Predator, Bo Rai Cho, Jason and Leatherface. I am happy I don’t buy X because of DLC practices and all content in one disc. Mortal Kombat is known for it’s grotesque fatalities and bone-crushing moves. XL is more improve than it’s predecessor Mortal Kombat 2011 video game. More faster gameplay, improve netcode and cinematic cutscenes. The story takes places after Shao Kahn is defeated. Shinnok leads a army of Netherrealm demons on earthrealm. Earthrealm warrior Johnny Cage, Sonya, Jaz and Kenshi battles Shinnok and Quan Chi. New earthrealm warriors Cassie Cage, Jacqui Briggs, Takeda and Kung Jin assemble by Johnny Cage. Take on Quan Chi forces and destroy Shinnok.
The story have subplots such as Sub-zero becoming Grandmaster and his backstory. Scorpion turning into human and the amulet (key part of the story. Story mode is interactive with quick-time events. Just like Injustice Gods Among Us story single player mode. Introductions of the characters is movie-like and interaction fill with chemistry. Mortal Kombat gameplay is more refined than 2011 series. There is five factions in the game (Black Dragon, Brotherhood of Shadow, Lin Kuei, Special Forces and White Lotus). Depending on your choice, you can level up and fight other factions to win. There is a fatality called faction kill, where your team member defeat your opponent for you. Speaking of fatalities, they’re back by popular demand. There are more gory and deadly than ever before.
Ed Boon shows us easy fatalities instead of inputting commands. That’s a mechanic for newcomers and sometimes vets. X-Rays is back and bone-snapping than MK history. Each meter have a simple role. For example, two meter is combo back. Three is X-ray moves and one ex attacks. Environment interaction is still available from Injustice. Move variations is implemented in Mortal Kombat X. There are three move variations for each character. Players can experiment with different movesets for a particular character. Choosing skins in the character select menu along with variations. All your favorites are back, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Liu-Kang, Kitana and many more. There are more game modes to choose from. Living Towers is a classic Mortal Kombat arcade style mode. Test your Might is a strength testing minigame that appear in MK1. There is a new one called Test your Luck.
Test your luck is a hazardous mini-game where the game decide the battle. Tutorial mode is to home your skills and great for newcomers. Learn the mechanics and step into the battle field. Online gamers, there is a lot of things to do online. Create a session with numerous game types (King of the Hill, Versus and many more). Mortal Kombat XL is one of my favorite fighting games. It’s a great step in the MK series. The presentation is impressive and movie-like entertainment. NetherRealm Studios did a fantastic job with this game. The game makes you want to enjoy it more. MK will always be the top dog went it comes to deadly combat. Mortal Kombat XL is available now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at Amazon.