On Mortal Kombat X

So I’ve been meaning to write about the new Mortal Kombat game for a few days now, but life has gotten in the way. I also wanted to play the game a bit so that I could talk about it with at least some amount of time played. So here’s the thing, the last mortal kombat game I enjoyed was Mortal Kombat 3. I don’t remember much about it other than it had a large roster of characters. I did play one of the later games in the series, one that tried to use full 3D environments similar to games like Soul Calibur and Virtua Fighter. I absolutely hate trying to do fighting games in 3D. So when I heard there was a new Mortal Kombat game coming out I was a bit apprehensive. I hear MK9 is very similar to MKX, so I will probably go back and play … Read more…

On Microtransactions

Recently I have been reading reports that say there is speculation about microtransactions appearing in the next Mortal Kombat game (Mortal Kombat X). Whether or not this is true has yet to be determined. Personally I hope that this is not true for one reason: I don’t think that full retail games should require them. Now I understand the reason for cash shops or microtransactions in mobile games, or really any MMO that is based on a Free-To-Play system. For mobile games that is the most common source of revenue. Most of the popular game are free to download and the developer has to have some means of compensation. Same as MMO’s such as ArcheAge where you don’t pay a monthly subscription fee. I’m totally fine with that. Those items generally are only cosmetic and don’t give any kind of advantage. My problem with games like Assassins Creed Unity, Dragon … Read more…