[Review Revisited] Mortal Kombat
Very few franchises have seen the resurrection that Mortal Kombat experienced back in 2011 with the release of Mortal Kombat, which is technically the ninth game in the series. What made this game so strong? Find out in our Mortal Kombat review!
The Mortal Kombat franchise was dead before this game was released. The series, even though technically not as good as the Street Fighter franchise, had its fans due to its gore and violence, as well as to the refined gameplay found from its sequels and on. For me, the series peaked at Mortal Kombat 3 – a high-quality sequel that did everything that the first two games did and then some with a large and very interesting cast of characters.
After this, the series left its 2D look behind and went into the realm of 3D. For many, the series just didn’t feel the same way, and the sales numbers for the 3D games showed this. You can imagine my surprise when Mortal Kombat (this one) was announced as an entry that was going back to 2D combat. Not only did it resurrect the franchise, but it also managed to give us a game that is even better than the originals. The game had a great roster and it got the best story mode a fighting game has ever seen.
Since the release of the Mortal Kombat, NeatherRealm Studios has also given us Injustice: Gods Among Us, Mortal Kombat X, and next month we’ll be playing Injustice 2. All of these games have used the same basic framework set by this title, since why fix what ain’t broken? If you missed this back during its original release then be sure to pick it up today as it is very cheap and features a ton of content to enjoy.
Check out the original review right here.
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