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One of the first things I did when I purchased my PS4 was download the PT Demo. I knew before hand because it was written every place! “Spoiler” it had something to do with Silent Hill. However I was curious and honestly the experience was worth it. The ending result is kinda sad but regardless of all that.. we will jump into it and I WILL explain what I can about it. so..here…we….go!

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To begin with the demo starts the way I WISH every game would start. It explains the controls, highlights the options for lighting, language, and so on. The moment you are done with that you jump right into it. Now in terms of first person games this game is without question one of the most beautiful games I have seen in terms of design.  Every texture is as clear as could be, every sound is crystal and creepy! Also jumping into without any previous knowledge it sets you into a world that has no answers but plenty of questions.

Why am I here? Why is it so dark? What is going to happen? Can I die? WHAT THE F@## WAS THAT!!!?

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Writing it down it sounds so uninteresting..but the game repeats the same hallway. However each time you enter that hallway something different happens. From something as simple as strange sounds to something really strange like people standing in the hall. It varies each time.

Now with all this in mind it is with a sad heart I say that unless you downloaded it before the 29th of last month. You CAN’T PLAY IT NO MORE. It’s actually very sad.. but the creators are still talking so something might come of it…who knows…

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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!!!

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Skylanders Swap Force was the first game I received on my Wiiu because it came with the system. That was the bundle I purchased because I had played and finished Skylanders and Skylanders Giants. It even became a sort of ritual for me and my girlfriend to play and finish each of these games in December. Last month was really busy with work and what not.. so We managed to pull this game off yesterday in the span of 13 hours. WAS IT WORTH IT? LET’S FIND OUT!

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To begin with like the previous games you “the player” are expected to expand your collection of figures to get further in the game. While the plays you had for the previous games work on this one.. they added the Swap Force Characters in this iteration. Meaning only if you have Swap Force characters can you get to particular BONUS parts of the game. Really they don’t effect the games main line but they do add to the hours upon hours of game play that this game has. Really the foundation that was built on skylanders 1 and 2 keep and stay faithful in this version of the game. Your still given elements to open portals to get you items that upgrade your armor health and so on. Each stage follows suit and really if you played the other two you already know how to play this one so really nothing new is to be learned short the mechanics of new characters and of course following the story line which is probably the best I have seen so far.

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This game I should also add does come with a “required” new portal. I am guessing it had to be upgraded to provide a platform for the new Swap Force team. This team is comprised of only a few new characters but they can interchange to make different characters. So if you have two swap force characters you can mix them to make 4 new characters. It’s all easily done and pretty fun to do but it isn’t REQUIRED. Just another fun part of playing the game and a new aspect to dive into.

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The game itself is beautiful. This being the third in the series the graphics you can tell have been slightly upgraded. Sound is epic and really the story is driving to get you from place to place. You will find a great innocent humor in the series that continues to charm the hell out of players who enjoy it. I can see why it has become so popular considering it’s really just a ton of fun to play and with each game in the series you want to learn more about the universe it’s building. It’s fun and simple to say the least. Sort of like Gaunlet “of my day” and over all a good game to play with really ANYONE. This particular game however I will say is the LONGEST in the series so far. With Trap Team already in my hands I expect it to be longer than Swap force which really took us a matter of 13 hours STRAIGHT.. to finish.. This is more than enough time to play any video game but yea.. the amount of content involved in the game is just OVERWHELMING and without question is worth every penny spent! For whatever the price if you are looking for a game to play with anyone .. I HIGHLY Suggest playing anyone of the skylander games!