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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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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.😂

How Do I not write about this? As a Mortal Kombat Fan I would be insane not to write about all the things presented in this one Trailer. From Sub-zero outfit “as shown in the comic book” and the 5 new characters ” Also some revealed in the comic”. It’s like Christmas day for a fan! Lots of hidden stuff in this video which included a cameo of dead Sindel, Kitana, and living Rain kicking Kotal off a rooftop. It’s all just 46 days away!! I CAN’T EXPRESS HOW EXCITED I AM!!

I must have watched it at least 100x already.. I CAN’T WAIT!!!

Sugar! Lots was reveled yesterday on the topic of many games at the E3 Press Conference..  To start the day off Sony showed a very cool gameplay video of MORTAL KOMBAT X!! Which if you ask me was well worth the wait! As the day progressed to follow the names of 3 new characters was revealed but very little is still known about any of them.. outside of the two returning characters sub-zero and Scorpion these are the new one’s shown..

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Kotal Khan “who at this point really nothing is known about him short of the fact he is probably related to Shao Khan in some way..”

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Cassie Cage “Whom is the Daughter of Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage” Thought that was adorable!

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D’Vorah “who at this point is just really known as a bug lady..considered this because she is crawling with bugs!”

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and last but not least.. we have Ferra/Torr “the tiny one up top is Ferra who is assumed to be the brains.. and Torr is assumed to be the big guy on the bottom..” CUTEST CHARACTERS IN MORTAL KOMBAT HISTORY if you ask me!

Now of course they showed a few videos from the sony press confrence..some other interviews had been cast out also.. you can search it on youtube.. today I expect more gameplay videos will come up… but I am waiting to see what happens with that.. the game so far has a very brutal, dark, and very gory tone to it… really looking forward to seeing what will happen with this!

On other stories later on in the afternoon NINTENDO released it’s press conference showing several other games being released..

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Nintendo Revealed lots of games yesterday which most of em got release dates assumed for 2015. Probably the biggest to show for it all was The LEGEND OF ZELDA…Which according to some sources..MIGHT be the first Zelda game to star someone who is either a Genderless LINK…or Not Link at all… Could be a very interesting spin on the series which really at this point people are calling it Skyrim/Zelda.. Only time will tell and really details should come into focus more today…

Aside from that they showed off a new Yoshi Game that looks really really FUN “YAY for being a Yoshi fan!”..they showed off a cool mario MAKER game..that allows you to create super mario stages both old and new…A very brief tale about the new Star Fox was shown…which also …really cool… and details about this…

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Amiibo which according to what I understand act as Skylander type characters that can transfer to different games..which include Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Brothers and future titles… From the reports they will also be releasing a platform that will allow the 3DS to use these characters for games on that as well.. Not much is really known other than they act as glorified Memory Cards for your games to add details to … said titles…  We will see how this continues to develop

Moving on from that.. Several  other games had been announced which included a New Tomb Raider, Assassins Creed, Uncharted 4, and a very interesting looking battlefield game that really… kinda caught my eye..which really while I hate most military based games…this one looks pretty cool… More to write about..later..

THAT’S RIGHT!! The tenth installment of the series has been announced.. It’s titled Mortal Kombat X

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http://www.themortalkombat.com

has a link to the new WWW.MORTALKOMBAT.COM

it also has a small link to the old 2011 released game.. which is cool… but the new site  www.mortalkombat.com has some pretty cool stuff on it also.. namely the trailer, a forums board, and some quick links to updates on twitter and facebook..

So far not much is known about the game but that it will feature Sub-zero and Scorpion.. as displayed in the trailer.. it has also been announced that it will be for the xbox360,ps3,ps4,xboxone and pc.. not word on wiiu yet.. but ONE CAN HOPE! You can check out the trailer here..or go to the web site

http://www.mortalkombat.com for more details… so far.. I AM THRILLED! MORTAL KOMBAT!!!!