Mortal Kombat X – newest F2P fighter From NetherRealm, Coming Next Month
Mortal Kombat X isn’t going to surprise anyone who’s played Injustice on their mobile. Or the bonkers superpowered wrestling spin-off, WWE Immortals.
This is another impossibly good-looking brawler, squished down and streamlined for playing on a touchscreen. Only, this time, instead of Batman or Hulk Hogan, it’s using the cast of characters from the upcoming Mortal Kombat X.
So you fight using a series of gestures: taps for quick attacks, swipes for heavy blows, and two finger prods to block. You can tag in other characters by tapping their pictures, and they’ll often do a quick attack when they appear.
It’s not exactly deep nor sophisticated and it’s plenty polarising – Peter hated Injustice, but Harry loved WWE.
For my money, I think I’m siding with Peter when it comes to Mortal Kombat X. It’s hard to feel like you have much control over your character, and your options are always sorely limited.
Compared to the console games, this feels restrictive and gets maddeningly repetitive.