If you were a child of the 90s with a taste for blood, a videogame system, or a handful of quarters, then it’s safe to say that you fell in love with Mortal Kombat. The fighting game series devoted to ultra-violence made a major mark on pop culture, pissing off parents, enthralling kids, inspiring a decent movie with an astounding theme song, and causing an entire generation to shout out “Finish Him” in deep distressing tones. Few games have made such an impact for good or ill and even if the series petered out in the early 2000s, it came roaring back in a PS3 update a few years ago and was bloodier than ever. Now the folks over at NetherRealm and Warner Brothers Interactive have gone and done it again. Mortal Kombat X brings back all of your beloved kung fu psychopaths, wizards, monsters, and warriors with a next gen facelift and just enough new bells and whistles to make the series feel fresh again. Make no mistake, this is still Mortal Kombat. By now, you’ve got a pretty definite opinion on the franchise and this sucker will do nothing to change it. Personally I love it and the new edition made me fall in love with button-mashing blood-letting all over again. Joy!