Yeah, I bought Mortal Kombat 11. Because, of course I did – it was foretold long ago by the ancient gods! Nah, I’m just a sucker for this genre.
While probably slightly better than Mortal Kombat X, it’s true you’re not missing much if you have that and are more than happy with it. You can always see the fatalities on YouTube if you are so inclined.
I do love the Krypt, though. It was a better shame that you didn’t have space to talk about it, GC as it’s very clear what sort of game NetherRealm would like to do next. And I can imagine them doing a good job.
So, by all means boycott the game if the crunch abuses and grindy nature of the Towers of Time put you off – but what would be better is writing in to places like this and leaving comments on other social media and causing a stink. NetherRealm won’t like hearing it but hear it they will. Mortal Kombat 11 is great, but nothing is worth abusing your staff over, especially the lower tier staff who have no other financial security.
It does make you think retrospectively, doesn’t it? What was it like to work for Nintendo when they did The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time, Majora’s Mask, or Super Mario 64? Were people close to breaking or outright broken working on Dark Souls? Or Resident Evil 4? These are not happy thoughts.
On the brighter side, I also really love the new villain in Mortal Kombat: Kronica. As I was a child of the 1980s it always makes me think of a very old Konica advert. They made cameras, boys and girls.
GC: Those are all Japanese developers, where the general work culture is already very different to the West.