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Hello, my name is Eric Rogers from parentinggamers.com and this is Parenting Gamers Review of Mortal Kombat X. In this video, I am going to give you a quick overview of the game, go over the rating and content, and let you know if I think it is good for your gamer.
So the first question is, what is Mortal Kombat X?
Mortal Kombat X is a fighting game. The player selects a character from large list. Each character has their own set of moves which the player uses to try to damage the other character. You can get an idea of what I mean through this clip.
The appeal of fighting games like Mortal Kombat comes from learning the intricacies of a character and then fighting against other people. There is a story mode but the game is mainly about the fights.
So what about the content?
A quick warning. I am about to show you some clips explaining the rating Mortal Kombat X received. These clips are extremely graphic. If you are at all squeamish, you probably do not want to watch.
Mortal Kombat X is rated M, which is the equivalent of an R rating in the movies. The rating includes the descriptors “Strong Language”, “Intense Violence”, and “Blood and Gore”.
Mortal Kombat has made a name for itself among fighting games by being extremely brutal. During the fight, the player is able to perform x-ray moves which are powerful moves that show an x-ray of the opponent with bones breaking and organs being crushed.
Once one player is defeated, the announcer says “Finish Him!” which gives the winning player the opportunity to execute a special move for their character. The player can execute either a “Fatality” or “Brutality”, both of which result in the losing player being killed in the most brutal fashion.
One other thing to keep in mind is that Mortal Kombat X includes a multi-player feature. This allows the player to fight against other people instead of just computer controlled opponents. The issue is that you have no control over who your gamer plays. For the most part, this won’t be an problem but it is something to be aware of.
So, what’s the verdict? Is Mortal Kombat X a game you should allow your gamer to play?
If I am being completely honest, the Mortal Kombat series holds a special place in my heart. The original came out when I was 14 in 1992. I remember hearing about this game at the arcade that allowed you to rip out someone’s heart or pull their head and spine off and being completely intrigued. It was one of the first games to take violence to the next level and the teenage me thought that was really cool.
However, with the advances in technology, the graphics in these games are so much more realistic. Mortal Kombat X takes things to a level that makes it hard for me to play anymore. With that in mind, I cannot recommend this game to you as a parent.
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