Mortal Kombat came out when I was a kid, and like many children in my generation I played it many years too early for my age. But it was fascinating and just like no other video game at the time. Now getting close to three decades later, Mortal Kombat has seen a lot ups and downs, Mortal Kombat X seemed to have good positive results. So when Mortal Kombat 11 came out on Nintendo Switch, I had the chance to play the newest Mortal Kombat.
Graphically this is the best Mortal Kombat I’ve laid my hands on. But since it’s the newest game in the series, that’s an obvious given.
Many years ago, Mortal Kombat’s story was rebooted when it got too chaotic and silly. Now the new timeline has caught up with that. There’s more characters than you can remember and there’s this strange goddess of time manipulation making things worse.
The game play Mortal Kombat 11 is more or less the same as it was in all the other games. I have noticed fatalities have changed into last-minute super moves rather than gimmicky ways to show off after you already won.
But at the end of the day, I have been having fun with Mortal Kombat 11. I’ve pretty much been engrossed in the single-player, but eventually I’ll move on to online battles. I just hope there isn’t any lag when I start fighting human players.