Created on: January 23, 2013
Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition is the original Mortal Kombat game released in early 2011 but with a few added bonuses. Like all the Mortal Kombat games, it is a fighting game with lots of blood and gore. It is also one of the best fighting games ever made, and the series continues to win awards and the hearts of video game fans everywhere. The Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition is a great way to get the newest game in the series.
Like all fighting games, Mortal Kombat pits two (or more) fighters against each other. Players press buttons on the controller in specific patterns to make the fighter perform moves of varying strength. Every character has a different move list, and every player has a favorite. Mortal Kombat is one of those fighting games that is easy to learn but difficult to master without lots of practice.
Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition has the same gameplay as the original. Characters fight on a 2D plane, but the characters themselves are multi-dimensional. They have fatalities and babalities as expected. The new edition to the battle system from past games is the x-ray attack. This attack allows players to see inside the body of the guy getting pummeled; it’s a gruesome way to see bones shattering.
Mortal Kombat begins in a future where Raiden is about to lose to Shao Kahn. He gives a warning to his past self, and then the game jumps to the past as Raiden tries to decipher that clue and change the future. The story works its way through the games in the series, changing the outcomes at times.
There is no change to the graphics with Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition. The characters look amazing, and the arenas are creepy cool. Sadly, the graphics aren’t really the best the PS3, or even the Xbox 360, has to offer. While the x-ray attacks are fun, they look a bit cartoonish.
The only difference between Mortal Kombat and the Komplete Edition is the extras. The Komplete Edition has all of the downloadable content without having to purchase or download it. It has the extra downloadable characters, all the skins for every character, as well as download codes for the soundtrack and original movie. Really, the Komplete Edition just makes playing easier and is a reward for buyers who didn’t obsess with downloading everything.
As of early 2013, Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition sells for as low as $20, but most places sell it for $30. Considering Mortal Kombat sells for $20, purchasing the Komplete Edition means either getting the extras free or only $10. Purchasing every download would cost way more than that.
On the downside, purchasing the Komplete Edition used means risking not getting the download codes for the soundtrack and movie. The previous owners most likely used them before selling the game back to a store. Want the soundtrack and movie? Buy the game new.
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