Mortal Kombat 11 is released today and the property continues to show that it can last the test of time. Originally developed by Midway Games’ Chicago studio in 1992, the development of the first game was originally based on the idea of making a video game starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, but eventually it turned into a horror-fantasy themed fighting game instead. That original game has spawned many sequels and spin-offs consisting of several action-adventure games, films (animated and live-action with its own sequel), and television series (animated and live-action), as well as a comic book series, a card game and a live-action tour.
Along with Street Fighter and Tekken, Mortal Kombat has become one of the most successful fighting franchises in the history of video games and one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time. And today, many people are still running to the store to get the newest edition and cause havoc on their friends for bragging rights.
In my video below, I discuss the latest game in the Mortal Kombat series, Mortal Kombat 11. I take a look at the improvements, how does the game look, is it more narrative than fighting game, and even how this game might be consider “problematic”… Enjoy my novice opinion on this game and the overall direction of the series.