One of my favorite games in history. Mortal Kombat goes down in history as one of the first games to be as gory as it was and still fresh. The game itself starting as one of the few choices of characters (personally dislike most especially subzero!) and entering a tournament between life and death. Now as you can tell Mortal Kombat is fictional which makes it all the more better because you can push the boundaries of real to the unreal.
Being able to unleash devastating combos and bloody endings (fatalities) is what really makes me appreciate this game as I think the starter of violent games.
Characters also have individual attacks like Subzero and his freeze attacks and Scorpion with his famous "get over here" attack. If I may go in depth of the game itself, it has also many more games that have came out from Mortal Kombat 2 to Mortal Kombat Deception. Each game adding new attack, characters, levels, weapons, fatalities and many more. Mortal Kombat Gold even opened up the ability to move more freely about. No longer having to step only away and towards, now you can move up, down, left, right and anything else you can think of.
Now the newest games have new modes like story mode, chess mode and a mode in where you select your guy and play a Tetris type of game.
The winner of course lives and the loser suffers a painful death. Sounds fun to me. Anyway, Mortal Kombat being such a controversial game makes it even more the better.
People such as parents accuse games such as this as the reason for all the violence in the world. But I think that is total crap because this is still a fictitious game. None of this could ever possibly happen. Not one creature on this earth has shards coming out of his wrists.
Now that I'm done saying my perspective on this story, people should just give this game a try, and if they like it perhaps even move up to the newer Mortal Kombats. With that said, I can still give this game a rating. And whoever thinks that violent, fictitious, blood squirting, pummeling, adrenaline pumping type games are dumb, should really try to join a Mortal Kombat of there own. (That was my own personal opinion so take that as you will.) As I said before, this is one of my favorite games in history, and definitely a window into the gaming world.