Metareview: Mortal Kombat X


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Guess who hasn’t a launch day review for Mortal Kombat X.

Yes, us.

Why? Well, that’s conspiracy territory:
We requested a PC copy and as it turns out, the PC version seems to be broken for many people.
But we all know that a games publisher would never do something like this on purpose, so I’m sure this is only a very unlucky coincidence, as proven by the abstinence of Xbox One reviews. (Hell, even well known PC only magazines got PS4 code)

With that out of the way, let’s take a look at some already released reviews.

Game Informer (9.25/10 PS4): “Mortal Kombat X is a fantastic successor in every sense. The mechanics may be similar to 2011’s strong release, but with so many new modes and features permeating every part of the experience, it’s a worthy upgrade. Mortal Kombat X is more than the continuation of NetherRealm’s successful vision for the franchise; it’s one of the best fighting games in years.”

The Escapist (4.5/5 PS4): “Mortal Kombat X offers the best story mode I've ever personally seen in a fighting game. Its cohesive plot and extended cinematics makes you feel much more like a participant in a film than a player on the couch. The fighting is frantic, fluid, and dynamic, with the glorious goriness of the X-Ray moves often turning the tides of battle.”

Metro (8/10 PS4): “Surprisingly generous is not a phrase that gets used much nowadays but in terms of the number of characters, modes, and unlockables Mortal Kombat X exceeds expectations. And more importantly it’s a really fun, and amusingly grotesque, fighting game. It’s still not the deepest fighter around but that’s not what’s its aiming for. Instead, there are several things it does better than its rivals and even just being identifiably different is no mean achievement for such a crowded genre.”

Videogamer (8/10 PS4): “With fighting games requiring pinpoint precision and timing, input lag in online multiplayer is a noticeable and disappointing issue. Each of the online matches I’ve played has suffered with input delay. When trying to pull off special moves or X-Rays, having to wait half a second for the command to pay off in the fight is nigh-on impossible to compensate for, and more often I’ll fail to do the attack. It remains to be seen if this will be fixed, but it's not a great start.
Overall, however, Mortal Kombat X is the most entertaining fighting game on next-gen.”

GamesRadar+ (3.5/5 PS4): “As a whole, Mortal Kombat X is a rock-solid fighting game that owes a lot to the power of its presentation. The story mode is unparalleled in terms of sheer entertainment, but MKX has a way to go in terms of teaching the player how to get the most out of its core systems. Once you've wrapped your head around the many variations and found some actual people to play against, the blisteringly fast back-and-forth matches really start to open up. If you're not willing to make the commitment to seeking out challengers and learning beyond the basics, though, this fighter definitely has a shorter life expectancy.”