ESRB: MThe lead up to the release of Mortal Kombat X demonstrated how a venerable gaming franchise relied almost too much on its trademark feature to the exclusion of all else.Nearly everything we had seen from the trailers and previews over the past few months focused on the hallowed Fatality the end of match flourishes that usually feature an eruption of gore and grisly dismemberments.Defeat your opponent in one on one combat, and you allowed to put an exclamation mark on the victory with a final hit. Input the correct combination of buttons, and your character plays out a grisly execution designed for maximum humiliation.NetherRealm Studios first foray into the current generation of consoles meant that they been able to make their wildest and most disturbing dreams a reality, to the point where the gruesome violence has made even decades old MK fans wince.The first time I saw Scorpion use his sword to slice off a victim face, making it slide off and prompting the brain to flop out of a bisected skull, I had to take a deep breath and recollect my composure.It makes sense from a marketing perspective Mortal Kombat, after all, has been so known for its Mature rated violence that the original in 1992 was actually one of the games that spurred horrified parents and lawmakers to demand a video games ratings system in North America.But fighting games are about throwing down with another human opponent You choose your fighter, and face off in a battle of wits and psychology as much as button mashing and dexterity tests. What attack will your opponent use next? Can mix up your rush downs to confuse his or her defences? Are your nerves calm enough to chain together a series of moves to make the perfect combo the split second he or she becomes open to attack?At its highest level, MKX is an entrancing ballet of brutality.
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