Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Mortal Kombat X (Xbox One Review)


Mack’s Quick Thoughts

Mortal Kombat X is the game that Xbox One fans have been waiting for especially since there are a limited # of games on the system and none that can rival the game play or graphics. Blood, Guts & Glory pretty much sums up this review of the best game on X Box One to date yet I am still holding out for a Marvel vs Capcom 4 or another rendition of Gears of War which are console favorites but I digress. The age progression of mainstay characters is as refreshing as their new characters and faction changes with off course guest characters. Who would have thought Sonja Blade would have become a General and procreated with Johnny Cage to produce Cassie Cagie or that Liu Kang, Earth Realms Champion would become damn near a replacement for Scorpio with other heroes under dark influence, Mortal Kombat’s storyline and content never ceases to amaze me since its conception in 1992 by the now bankrupt Midway for arcade game play which has spawned merchandise, tours comics, movies, tv-series and web series both animated and live-action.

Fun Knowledge: When you first start playing you have to choose to be part of a faction. There are ongoing Faction Wars and if your faction wins that challenge for the time you will get a bonus. The storymode has you playing as various characters after a cut screen occurs. FYI pay attention to the cut screen. Do not look at your phone while it is happening. It is interactive and you will be required to push certain buttons. Same goes in the krypt! Yes, there are things that will attack you, so be prepared. Typical tower climb is there so do not worry. Overall a bloody game so be prepared. They really paid attention to details with this game and you will get to enjoy it!

Original Cast of Mortal Kombat
Goro, Johnny Cage, Kano, Liu Kang, Raiden, Reptile, Scorpion, Shang Tsung, Sonya Blade, and Sub-Zero

List of Mortal Kombat Games (1992 – Present):
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Mortal Kombat II
  • Mortal Kombat 3 and updates
  • Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero
  • Mortal Kombat 4
  • Mortal Kombat: Special Forces
  • Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
  • Mortal Kombat: Deception
  • Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
  • Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
  • Mortal Kombat (2011)
  • Mortal Kombat X

SUB-ZERO is the only character to have appeared in every incarnation of MK game franchise.

Mortal Kombat – Mortal Kombat X (Wikipedia)

The series takes place in a fictional universe consisting of eighteen surviving realms which, according to in-game backstories, were created by the Elder Gods. The Mortal Kombat: Deception manual described the six realms as: "Earthrealm, home to such legendary heroes as Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage, and Jax, and also under the protection of the Thunder God Raiden; Netherrealm, the fiery depths of which are inhospitable to all but the most vile, a realm of demons and shadowy warriors such as Quan Chi and Noob Saibot; Outworld, a realm of constant strife which Emperor Shao Kahn claims as his own; Seido, The Realm of Order, whose inhabitants prize structure and order above all else; The Realm of Chaos, whose inhabitants do not abide by any rules whatsoever, and where constant turmoil and change are worshipped; and Edenia, which is known for its beauty, artistic expression, and the longevity of its inhabitants."The Elder Gods decreed that the denizens of one realm could only conquer another realm by defeating the defending realm's greatest warriors in ten consecutive Mortal Kombat tournaments.

Mortal Kombat X sees Shinnok and Quan Chi enacting their plan, leading an army of undead revenants of those that were killed in Shao Kahn's invasion against the realms. A team of warriors led by Raiden, Johnny Cage, and Sonya Blade oppose Shinnok, and in the ensuing battle, Shinnok is imprisoned, Quan Chi escapes, and various warriors are resurrected and freed from Shinnok's thrall. Twenty-five years later, Quan Chi resurfaces and allies himself with the insect-like D'Vorah in manipulating events that lead to Shinnok's release. Though Quan Chi is killed by a vengeful Scorpion in the process, Shinnok resumes his assault against the realms. After a grueling, protracted battle, Shinnok is defeated by an alliance between a new generation of Earthrealm warriors and Kotal Kahn, the new emperor of Outworld. With both Quan Chi and Shinnok gone, the undead revenants of Liu Kang and Kitana assume control of the Netherrealm.

Mortal Kombat X Cheat Codes for XBox One (Courtesy of
There are 26 secret fatalities in the game. The required button combinations are hidden in the moves list. Performing these fatalities once will unlock their button combinations permanently in the moves list. You can also buy them from the Krypt. The following is a list of all secret and normal fatalities, and most brutalities:

Cassie Cage
    Brutality (Between The Eyes): Left, Right, X
    Fatality 1 (Bubble Head): Right, Down, Left, Right, X (Mid)
    Fatality 2 (Selfie): Down, Right, Down, Left, B (Mid)
    Brutality 1 (Migraine): Down, Left, B
    Brutality 2: Down, Right, X + Block
    Brutality 3: Down, Left, X + Block
    Brutality 4: Jump, Down + Throw, Left
    Brutality 5: Throw or X + A
    Fatality 1 (Bug Me): Left, Right, Left, A (Mid)
    Fatality 2 (Heart Broken): Right, Left, Right, Y (Close)
    Brutality 1 (Nether Force): Jump, Down, Left, B + Block
    Brutality 2 (We Win): Down, Left, X
    Brutality 3: Left, Right + Y
    Brutality 4: Left, Right + X
    Brutality 5: Left + Y
    Fatality 1 (Inner Workings): Down, Up, Left (Mid)
    Fatality 2 (Head Out): Right, Down, Down, Up (Mid)
Erron Black
    Brutality 1 (Tunnel Vison): Throw or X + A
    Brutality 2: Down, Left + X, B
    Brutality 3: Down, Left, Right + Y
    Brutality 4: Down, Left + Y
    Brutality 5: Down, Right + Y
    Fatality 1 (Sand Storm): Down, Left, Right, Down, X (Mid)
    Fatality 2 (Six-Shooter): Left, Right, Left, Right, Y (Far)
    Brutality 1 (Speed Bag): Down, Left, Right, A
    Brutality 2 (Krush): Down, Up + Block
    Brutality 3 (Chest Bump): Left, Right, Y
    Brutality 4 (Tail Spin): Down, Left, Y + Block
    Brutality 5 (Shokan Flame): Left, Right, Y + Block
    Fatality 1 (Peek-A-Boo): Left, Right, Down, B (Close)
    Fatality 2 (Shokan Amputation): Left, Down, Down, Up (Close)
    Brutality (Trample): Left, Right, A
    Fatality 1 (Better Than One): Right, Left, Right, Left, A (Close)
    Fatality 2 (Play Time): Down, Left, Right, Left, Left (Mid)
Jacqui Briggs
    Brutality (Mind Blown): Left, Right, Y + Block
    Fatality 1 (Blown Out): Left, Right, Left, Right, Y (Close)
    Fatality 2 (Fist Pump): Right, Down, Left, B (Close)
    Brutality: Left, Right, Y, Down
    Fatality 1 (T-Wrecks): Right, Left, Down, Y (Close)
    Fatality 2 (Jax The Ribber): Down, Left, Right, Right (Close)
Johnny Cage
    Brutality (Eye Popping): Left, Down, A
    Fatality 1 (Here's Johnny): Left, Right, Left, Right, X (Close)
    Fatality 2 (Little Improv): Right, Left, Right, Right (Mid)
    Brutality 1 (Ballin'): Jump, Left, Right, A, Block
    Brutality 2: Down, Left + Y, Block
    Brutality 3: Down, Left + X + Block
    Brutality 4: Down, Right + X
    Brutality 5: Down, Right, Left + B
    Fatality 1 (Head Case): Down, Right, Down, Left, A (Close)
    Fatality 2 (Knife To Meet You): Down, Down, Right, X (Far)
    Brutality 1: Y, Y, B
    Brutality 2: Down, Left + X
    Brutality 3: Left, Right + Y + Block
    Brutality 4: Left, Right + A
    Brutality 5: Throw or X + A
    Fatality 1 (Tele-Copter): Left, Right, Left, Left (Far)
    Fatality 2 (My Puppet): Right, Down, Left, Up (Far)
    Brutality: Left, Right + A
    Fatality 1 (Dark Fan-Tasy): Down, Right, Left, Right, Y (Mid)
    Fatality 2 (Splitting Hairs): Left, Right, Down, Down (Mid)
Kotal Kahn
    Brutality (Kotally Awesome): Down, Right, B
    Fatality 1 (Be Mine!): Down, Left, Right, X (Close)
    Fatality 2 (Tight Squeeze): Right, Left, Right, Left, Y (Close)
Kung Jin
    Brutality (A Little Heart): Down, Right, Y
    Fatality 1 (Target Practice): Down, Right, Down, Left, Y (Close)
    Fatality 2 (Pinned Down): Right, Left, Down, Down, X (Mid)
Kung Lao
    Brutality: Down, Right + Y
    Fatality 1 (Face Grind): Down, Left, Down, Right, B (Close)
    Fatality 2 (Flower Pot): Down, Right, Down, Left, X (Close)
Liu Kang
    Brutality (Hot Head): Jump, Left, Right, X
    Fatality 1 (Sore Throat): Down, Down, Left, Right, Right (Close)
    Fatality 2 (Splitter): Left, Right, Down, Up (Close)
    Brutality (High Roller): Left, Down, B
    Fatality 1 (Face Feast): Down, Left, Down, Left, A (Close)
    Fatality 2 (Tasty Treat): Right, Left, Right, Left, Y (Close)
Quan Chi
    Brutality (Kurb Stomp): Down, Left, B + Block
    Fatality 1 (Mind Games): Right, Left, Right, Left, B (Far)
    Fatality 2 (Both Ends): Down, Right, Left, Right, Y (Close)
    Brutality (Super Shocker): Down, Right, Y
    Fatality 1 (Bug Eyes): Right, Left, Right, X (Close)
    Fatality 2 (Conducting Rod): Down, Right, Left, Right, B (Far)
    Brutality (Acid Wash): Down, Right, X
    Fatality 1 (Bad Breath): Down, Right, Down, Right, B (Close)
    Fatality 2 (Acid Bath): Down, Down, Left, Right, X (Close)
    Brutality: Left, Right + X + Block, Block
    Fatality (Stop Ahead): Down, Left, Right, Y (Mid)
    Fatality (Who's Next!): Down, Left, Right, Up (Mid)
    Brutality (Gory Hole): Left, Right + X
    Fatality 1 (The Grinder): Down, Left, Right, Down, Up (Mid)
    Fatality 2 (Flick Trick): Down, Up, Down, Up, Block (Mid)
Sonya Blade
    Brutality (Thigh Master): Left, Right + B
    Fatality 1 (Target Marked): Down, Down, Left, Right, Block (Close)
    Fatality 2 (Head Hunter): Right, Left, Down, Left, Y (Mid)
    Brutality: Down, Right, Y + Block
    Fatality 1 (Chest Kold): Left, Right, Down, Left, B (Close)
    Fatality 2 (Bed Of Ice): Down, Left, Down, Right, B (Close)
    Brutality: Throw
    Fatality 1 (Whip It Good): Down, Right, Down, Left, Y (Mid)
    Fatality 2 (Head Cage): Right, Left, Down, Down X (Mid)

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-Mack Nichols

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