NetherRealm wants you to pay for easy fatalities in Mortal Kombat X

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I remember the good ol’ days of playing the Mortal Kombat games as a kid at my local arcade. I had a notebook with me that contained every character fatalities, thanks to Electronic Gaming Monthly. It felt good finally pulling off a fatality, and after time I came to memorize it. I kept the notebook in case I wanted to play with other characters, or even share it with other players.

The times are changing, since you’re now able to look at the moves via your phone and etc. NetherRealm has made it easier.


That’s right, with the newest Mortal Kombat X game you can now just buy easier inputs for Fatalities. Who needs your old Block, Block, Run, Block, Run in close distance (Sub-Zero Fatality in MK3) when you can now make it as simple as a single button.

“Now, we’ve learned through years and years of study that there are a lot of people who just can’t pull off Fatalities, or they get freaked out or they can’t figure out the timing,” said NetherRealm Studios’ community specialist Tyler Lansdown. “So when the game launches, you’ll have a couple of those–maybe three of them–day one. You’ll have those just to use and do easy Fatalities on.


Of course you don’t have to buy the additional DLC, but it just creates that sense of laziness that takes away from that fun experience of finishing your opponent and showcases just how bad some DLC can be. Buy five easy fatalities for a dollar or thirty for five bucks, only to repeat the process when you are done? Honestly I think it’s one of the worst implementations of DLC I’ve seen and there have been some worse for a AAA game. It’s like those free-to-play games that charge you a dollar when you run out of life just to keep going; however, in this case it’s just so you can end your opponent in the most gruesome way possible.

With so much effort put into making Mortal Kombat X such a unique game, does it really need to add that element to make an extra dollar to five bucks? Of course this just ties into the whole adding new ways to make a few dollars off customers, aside from DLC characters and other add-ons which we recently talked about.

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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.

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