Mortal Kombat X


#1

Anyone playing it? I’m loving it so far, although, I haven’t done any of the story yet.


#2

There’s a story?


#3

Yeah, supposedly it continues off all the other “stories”


#4

I was surprised to learn that Kung Lao died in the last game as part of the story.

I’ve been considering this on Steam so I can bust out my fightstick.


#5

I remember playing Mortal Combat (the original) as a kid at the arcade. We used to take bets and stuff. Those fighting games were so much fun in that setting.


#6

It is a lot of fun. The story was short but very good. I’m looking forward to losing some online matches!


#7

So far, I love it. It’s by far the best fighting game I’ve played since MK2 IMO. I’m partial to Mortal Kombat, but I think they really did a great job of it so far, including the Krypt and Tower modes as well.


#8

I agree, I’ve only got two sessions in so far because of time, but what I’ve done so far has been really fun. I like that you can choose from different variants of fighting styles for each character. The Krypt is a fun way to spend coins, because you never know what you will get, skins, concept art, new fatalities (I think… that’s what I got). Hits really feel brutal, like you are doing a devastating attack.

I wish I knew how to do a lot of the stuff like x-rays and brutality attack though…

There has GOT to be a reason why everyone is fighting!


#9

X-ray is L2 and R2 at the same time, when your meter is completely filled at the bottom of the screen. I haven’t quite done the brutality yet, because I’ve been focused on doing fatalities, but I assume it works just the same as the fatality


#10

Brutalities are harder to execute than the fatalities. There’s a command list for each character on the options menu. I think it even lists the distance you need to be from the enemy (sweep distance, etc).


#11

The fatality lists the distance, and it is definitely a harder combination than the brutalities. What I thought was that the brutalities are supposed to be easier, but I can’t say because I haven’t tried them. Have PT, then I’ll look them up


#12

It’s true that there is a move list in the options, but most is “???” due to not being unlocked in the Krypt I think.

Thanks Burger! I was trying to figure out how to use the Meter. I know you can use that to “break” combos as well (At least I think that’s what the AI does to me). I did an x-ray one time by accident and it was… cool.


#13

What’s your favorite character Burger?


#14

I’ve always been a huge fan of Raiden and Skorpion. That’s all I’ve ever really played in any Mortal Kombat.

You?


#15

I was using Kitana for a good bit of yesterday and was pretty pleased with the three variants. Tried out Ferra & Torr, which was interesting… I gravitate to big brawler characters like Zangief, my favorite Street Fighter but want to do something different.


#16

Ahhhh good old Zangief. I can’t say I’ve ever really played street fighter, but I can say I’ve watched a lot of it because I have a few friends that are pretty into it. Did you get Goro?


#17

Yeah, that’s one of the reasons why I bought it now instead of when I actually get time to play it. I played against him but not as him yet, because he is another big brawler. I don’t get how something that big can just fall from the sky and do massive damage.


#18

Yeah, he can be pretty cheap sometimes. Thankfully, you can step forward or back to avoid the damage from it once you get the animation down


#19

This was an impulse buy last week, and, to quote Gob, I think I’ve made a huge mistake.

I have zero experience with fighting games, but it got good reviews and looked interesting. But, I cannot for the life of me do the combos. I only tried to do the tutorials, and could not get past it. My guy would just jump up & down, or move back and forth. I did not realize the amount of skill it takes and I’m not sure I have the time and interest to devote to learning how to play. :frowning:


#20

Are you using console or PC? If it’s console, you might try learning to maneuver and perform combos with the D-Pad if the game allows it. That might help with the basic back-forward or down-forward rather than the thumbsticks.