New MORTAL KOMBAT video game review by Rachel Parker

New MORTAL KOMBAT video game review by Rachel Parker

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The long awaited Reboot of the popular fighter game, Mortal Kombat, has hit shelves once again. I know the game has been out a few weeks already. However, I shelled out some of my birthday bucks to get this one and have only had it for about a week and only been able to play it for a couple hours.

Okay for those that don’t know, Mortal Kombat is a tournament game. Where fighters with special abilities face off and fight to the death. It’s violent, its story doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, and it’s possibly the second best known fighting game franchise of all time, second only to Street Fighter. Which is kind of a similar concept.

So far I am finding myself addicted to this game. You have tons of options so it has yet to get boring. There’s story mode, tower mode, online mode, challenge tower, and even training/practice. Essentially the story mode and challenge tower teach you how to play fluidly with multiple characters. Which mixes things up and I actually like that.

If you want to just play as one character then the tower and arcade modes are your best bet. Something else that’s kind of neat, they have a tag team mode, so you can technically get four players going on one tv.

The graphics are alright, nothing to impressive, but I don’t think they are supposed to be comparable to something like a fps (first person shooter). However I would like to see the cut scenes in better quality. That would have been nice. But as far as actual game play its more detailed than any Mortal Kombat before it and there’s a really cool X-Ray feature which might be my favorite thing about the new game.

I’ve honestly never seen this much blood and gore in a game before. It’s almost like the Saw of video games. The Fatalities set the standard for bloody disgusting! I can not believe my parents let me play this game as a kid. All in all I think I still turned out pretty normal despite that.

Young Adults who used to play the original will find this game will be a great bit of nostalgia. No it isn’t breaking any boundaries of gaming, but it sure is fun. Parents I do strongly caution you if you’re thinking about getting this game for a youngster. Maybe check out some of the game play on youtube to see if it’s really what you want your child to be playing.

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About the Author

Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.