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25 minutes of Mortal Kombat X (and more!)

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I don’t think I need to tell you all how I’ve abandoned impartiality and reason, and am currently shovelling mounds and mounds of coal in to the engines powering Mortal Kombat X hype train. It essentially means my ability to critique the game has gone out of the window, which is why I won’t be the one reviewing it, because it’s all about ethics in games journalism.

I will, however, provide a bit of opinion on what I think of the game once I’ve played it to completion, only without a score on the end of it because our scale doesn’t go up to eleven. Everything I’ve seen from the game to date just makes me want it more – and though I know I’ll be playing the multiplayer most, it’s the single player bits that have me most excited. NetherRealm really seems to have hit it out of the park, with a story mode that makes those in other games – even NetherRealms’s own efforts – seem lame by comparison. The folks at IGN have recoreded a great big chunk of the game’s opening 25 minutes, which you’ll find below for your viewing pleasure.

Obviously, there may be a spoiler or fifty, so if you want to go in with a clean experience you may want to give it a skip. Interestingly, it seems that neither Darryn nor I was right about who the big bad at the end of the game will be, for reasons you’ll see in this video. So who then?

Something else that has me really intrigued? The sheer amount of effort that NetherRealm is putting in to the game. Check here, for All of Johnny Cage’s wise-cracking intros – and notice how many wholly unique ones there are. That’ll happen for every single one of the character interactions, which is pretty damned amazing.

And lastly, here’s videos of every single Fatality and X-Ray move so far. As I’ve said before though, I don’t really care much for fatalities; I find them too damned violent, and they distract from the meat of the fighting.

Mortal Kombat X is out on April 14.

Last Updated: March 31, 2015


  1. Lord Chaos

    March 31, 2015 at 12:32

    No Spoilers!!! 😛


  2. Lardus-Resident Perve

    March 31, 2015 at 12:40

    Will give the game a whirl some time, but not at release. Played it at Rage with Sub Zero and totally sucked haha!!


    • Lord Chaos

      March 31, 2015 at 12:49

      Ditto. Will wait for complete edition, if I have a current gen console by then.


  3. Lardus-Resident Perve

    March 31, 2015 at 12:48

    Wow, went through the Johnny Cage stuff – excellent!


    • Geoffrey Tim

      March 31, 2015 at 12:53



      • Lardus-Resident Perve

        March 31, 2015 at 13:20

        Just checked out the story video as well…wow, very tempted to “not wait”…I love a good story mode!


        • CuddlesaurusRex

          March 31, 2015 at 14:03

          I watched it mute in an attempt at not too much of the spoiling.


          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            March 31, 2015 at 14:40

            Luckily, by the time I get the game, I will have forgotten what I saw today 🙂

  4. Hammersteyn

    March 31, 2015 at 12:50

    Not one for spoilers. Will settle for this…


    • RinceThis

      March 31, 2015 at 12:52



    • Lord Chaos

      March 31, 2015 at 12:54

      Poor pool


    • Sageville

      March 31, 2015 at 13:35



  5. CuddlesaurusRex

    March 31, 2015 at 12:54

    Still think Onaga will make a return here.


  6. RinceThis

    March 31, 2015 at 12:59

    Rather excited about this game!


  7. justlikemo

    March 31, 2015 at 13:02

    oooh, so jumpy in my seat about this game, love it, cum hear! I will watch the rest when I get home tonight.


  8. Jonah Cash

    March 31, 2015 at 13:16

    I won’t watch that 25 minutes!! I will wait till I have the game in hand for those precious minutes!!


  9. HvR

    March 31, 2015 at 13:22

    • Sageville

      March 31, 2015 at 13:34

      you had me at base64…..


  10. CuddlesaurusRex

    March 31, 2015 at 14:01

    Holy meat sauce those fatalities are looking brutal!


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