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The Finally part to my review of Mortal Kombat X took a bit longer because of the nature of the beast! Anything ONLINE normally takes me a bit longer to write about because so much really goes into it. Plus I wanted to add the little details about the game I didn’t get to earlier. So let’s just start!

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Booting up the game you are sent to make the decision on which FACTION you choose. Your Faction is based on the concept that your joining a group ONLINE to build up points and Earn currency and bragging RIGHTS. The game has 5 Factions to choose from Lin Kuei, Black Dragon, White Lotus, Special Forces, and Brotherhood of Shadow.MKXFACTIONS

So over all 2 Good, 2 bad, and 1 sort of neutral? The grouping really doesn’t change much to the actual game short of the Online points you can POSSIBLY build up. The thing to be noted is that everything you do in the game goes towards that ONLINE group. So for example if you join the “White Lotus (like me)” Every Fatality, Brutality, Online Faction Kill, win, lose and even the single player mode you do builds towards advancing that group. At the end of the week the decision is made as to which SINGLE group wins and based on that you build up points to advance.

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Now during the course of the week each group will be given a chance to fight back at A INVASION. Each Invasion is a chance for the groups to pool to do three things. Fight a INVASION BOSS, INVASION TOWER, and a INVASION ASSASSIN. The boss works in that it’s a group effort. YOU CAN NO NOT KILL THE BOSS ON YOUR OWN. It’s life bar is based on the pooling of groups effort. Invasion tower pretty much is exactly what it sounds like. You fight the invasions enemies in a tower constructed to that INVASION. The Invasion Assassin can pop up at any time during a single player match on any of the towers. It’s sort of tricky to get it..but completely all three can be done in a 24 hour period.

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Now let me take a step back and explain that before each battle “no matter the mode” you will choose a character from 1 of 23 characters “Not Counting DLC”.

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Each Character after choosing him/her has 3 variations to that 1. Each Variation has it’s own fighting style to it. Basic moves, Special Moves, and combos are all changed based on how you choose it. This also makes picking a character online sort of open to different concepts unlike previous games. If you knew you could fight well against one character that character now has the open option to change based on the 3 variations.

Honestly it’s built well into the social aspect of the game. It keeps each week open to something and adds to re playability. It’s fun and has a ton of content that even after 3 weeks I have yet to find all of. Not to count that the game is currently adding new stuff each week. It’s worth every penny spent and is fun!

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So this is going to be a bit of a strange story. I purchased my Playstation 4 as any normal person would and I knew buying it that it only came with one controller. So eventually I know if I want to play any two player games I need to buy a new PS4 controller. For whatever the reason the ps3 controllers aren’t compatible with the PS4 “I think this has to do with the fact that ps4 controllers have different button schemes “Share button, Option Button, Touch Pad”. I found that part fair enough..

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However recently with the purchase of Mortal Kombat X I also understood that they made “the game” compatible with old Arcade sticks. Which means if you have a PS3 Arcade stick like the one I have you can use it to play MKX. It won’t have the same functions as the ps4 controller but it runs the game the same as you would play it as a arcade game. Giving it that amazing arcade feel!

Now here in is the problem I didn’t know till yesterday! You can have the Arcade controller “TEKKEN 6 Wireless Legacy fight stick in my case” connected to the ps4 and IT WILL WORK. However you can NOT use it as a second controller to play the game. WHY?

Because the game and the system NO LONGER HAS A CONTROLLER ASSIGNMENT Setting. On the PS3 you could assign the controllers to whatever player you wanted. For example if I connected a controller to my PS3 Was able to assign it “going into settings” to be player 2 or 3 or 4… whatever the number maybe. However with the PS4 it doesn’t work that way.. You have no way of assigning players for each controller. So if you connected a Arcade stick to the game it reads both THE ARCADE STICK AND THE PS4 CONTROLLER as PLAYER 1! Pretty dumb if you ask me!

Now I am hoping this will be addressed in the future by either SONY or Neatherrealm STUDIOS… which ever can figure out how to assign controllers would be great! Yet for now..it looks like I need to get a second ps4 controller …blah

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The Fight goes on!So my last post I explained only a few details about the game this post will be WAYYY more detailed. Yet again.. NO SPOILERS!

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After finishing the story mode the next mode to move to is the Tower mode. Now traditionally the game gives you one option for this. During Mortal Kombat 3 and 4 this would be the spot to set the difficulty. This time around they used it to set up the other modes for the game such as Test Your Might, Test Your luck, and so on. I wanted to get the endings for each character ” only maybe a quarter of the way done”. Naturally you get to choose a difficulty and a character before fighting 10 characters up the traditional tower.

According to reports from the game company more towers will be added. I am assuming this will be to add more replay ability.

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Now the game also uses a currency system that allows you to build up coins to spend in an area of the game known as “The Krypt”. They started this reward system back in Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance and have continued to make it better and better since that point. The rewards you can gain from it vary from character outfits, fan art, concept sketches and so on… Tons of content can be found in this part of the game.

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The really cool thing about it this time around is that you can find items that will give you access to other areas to find more stuff. You should be warned! Surprises happen down in the Krypt that while I will not spoil but yes… BE WARNED. Over all it’s a fun concept that uses the first person point of view to travel around. Fun and time consuming! Over all a good bonus!

In the next part I will explain the online of the game.. and Factions.. which I didn’t talk about in part one..but really that is the first thing you do when you start the game.. choose a faction! So yea… NEXT PART!!

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Thanks to my UPS guy I managed to get hold of the one game I have been waiting several years to play MORTAL KOMBAT X!! This is the first part of what I hope to be a 3 Part review…so..here… We….go!

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First off I want to make note of a couple of things on installing the game. When you install the game it will take about 8 minutes to do the start up install. However!! Once the game starts up you will only have access to the practice mode and the tutorial. The rest of the options will remain RED UNTIL you finish the install which IT DOES NOT give you notice for! So be patience with that. I didn’t know this detail and no place on the internet explains it. So I am saying it here! After about give or take 40 – 50 minutes all the options will open up!

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As everyone knows who reads this blog I am NOT about spoilers! I will say that I finished the story mode in about 7 hours. Some people have noted it’s in total about 4 hours but I did it in 7. Yes I failed some matches but regardless it was a fun filled ride that was more then pleasing to me and soooooo worth the wait! Very much like watching a movie. I should also note that this time around the story mode included some quick time events. So be ready to always push buttons even when not fighting.

Short of that I also managed to finish 1 the classic Tower with Farra torr. Finishing the classic tower is just one of the ways Single player mode works. You fight 10 characters and receive a single ending from it by completing it. I have yet to touch much else from the game short of exploring a little of the krypt which is massive and has tones of rewards… I will explain more about that in the next post.😂

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So this is a love story about a event that accord recently. More specifically yesterday “04/07/2015” it involves Customer Service and how THINGS SHOULD BE DONE ALL AROUND!

So I have had my Nintendo Wii “Not Wiiu” for about let’s say.. 8 or 9 years now. The machine runs great! All but once did I have to send it to Nintendo to get it repaired and even at the time that I did send it in.. they REPAIRED IT FOR FREE. So really no big deal on my end.

Now at first my thought was that maybe it was the memory card. I have had that GameCube Memory Card since 2002 so that was more then 10 years ago I figure maybe I needed a new Memory card. I went on amazon and managed to purchase a NEW memory card for fairly cheap. No big deal! I put the memory card in and played Resident Evil Remake and it worked fine. The card saved my data no biggie.. didn’t think anything more of it.

Then I played Mortal Kombat Deception and managed to get all the way to the Second Quest of the Conquest mode and for whatever the reason when it went to load the next Chapter it started the issue again. Only this time the game said it was corrupted and needed to DELETE EVERYTHING off the memory card. Sad to say..it did that.. and I was back to START on ALL GAMES.

So I looked up the phone number for NINTENDO CUSTOMER SUPPORT. The phone call lasted over all perhaps 20 minutes. I spoke to a really nice gentlemen and explained my problem to him. He listened well and was very helpful at trouble shooting the problem. In the end it came down to me sending my Wii in for a repair. Not really a big deal because I sort of knew this was going to happen when I called.

Now here’s the best part! The guy would explain to me that a price would be required “something I also knew would happen”. He started out explaining the price of shipping tax and how much the repair would cost at about 99$. So I questioned him.. “at 99$ couldn’t I just go out and buy a new one?” and he replied.. “Yes you could so I tell you what.. I WILL DROP the price to 75$ is that a better price?” I was like …yea that’s not to bad.. but I think I will just wait it out then because that’s still sort of High for me…HE REPLIED AGAIN..”Ok 75 is too high how about I cut the price of shipping and make it 50$” …

I…WAS…IN…SHOCK… Because not only did he cut the price down to 50$.. but he added a renewed warranty on the machine IF they could repair it.. OR A BRAND NEW MACHINE with all my data transferred for the same price.. SO TO SUM IT ALL UP.. FOR 50$ I GET MY MACHINE SHIPPED AND REPAIRED “OR REPLACED” in just a week and halfs time!

no company I have dealt with in the past has been this giving..”I AM LOOKING AT YOU SONY”.. Hell Sony when I called about my ps3 being yellow lighted.. WANTED 150 BUCKS TO REPAIR IT .. PLUS I HAD TO SHIP IT… SO MORE THEN 200 BUCKS..

Honestly.. I will be shipping my Nintendo this morning.. I already have my shipping information.. and really.. I LOVE HOW AMAZING NINTENDO IS FOR BEING SO COOL WITH A MACHINE I HAVE HAD FOR ABOUT 8 OR 9 YEARS AND WILL PROBABLY CONTINUE TO HAVE FOR ANOTHER 8 OR 9 YEARS…

THIS IS WHY NINTENDO IS THE BEST!!