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Is Mortal Kombat X Too Violent?

Has the game that created the Fatality crossed the line? Has the bloodiest fighting game series ever created finally become too bloody? Gamemoir's Victor thinks so… to a degree.

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Yi-Long3151d ago

... Mortal Kombat has always been about overexaggerated violence, and there's a market for that.

As always, it's simple: Don't like it? Then don't buy it.

Abash3150d ago

Mortal Kombat can never be too violent, it is the essence of violence

BullyMangler3150d ago

creative gore at its finest

luoshuigui3150d ago

what this guy said.
saying MK is too violent is like saying a cake is too delicious or a cushion is too soft....

Gazondaily3150d ago (Edited 3150d ago )

If this question is being asked, the game is doing it right ;) MK was always a violent game series and Im glad they aren't holding back on this.

I would love to go one of their meetings where they come up with the fatalities.

Hey Josh. Any ideas for a new fatality?

"Yeah I was stuck in traffic the other day and I thought, wouldn't it be great if you could blow a hole through someone's stomach but leave their spine intact only to snap it with your hands. That poor old lady won't know what hit her".

"What poor old lady?"

"Uhh nevermind..."

Sharingan_no_Kakashi3150d ago (Edited 3150d ago )

Actually, I'd say yes. But that's kind of the point. Over the top gratuitous violence.

Not really a fan of the gore myself but I do enjoy the kombat system so I give it a pass. I liked that Injustice didn't have as much gore.

@Hammad

Dunno. I know you could turn the gore off in Demon souls and The last of us.

HammadTheBeast3150d ago

Didn't it have an option to tone down the gore at some point? Or am I thinking of another game...

zeuanimals3150d ago

Certain versions of the game had gimped fatalities and replaced blood with "sweat", the problem is it was white "sweat" and kind of creamy looking, if yacatchmahdrift.

Some of those versions also had "blood and gore" cheats which turned it back on for real fatalities and blood instead of sweat. I don't think SNES version allowed that cheat though, and that's why everyone bought the Genesis version.

TheFutureIsBlue3150d ago

Gamemoir's Victor needs to go punch a wall and eat some glass to regain what little manhood he still has left.

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Hellsvacancy3150d ago

Yes, it is too violent, as you will see when it comes to release, Austraila will probably ban it, the EU version will get censored somehow (like The Last Of Us was)

I doesn't bother me, i'm all for violence in games

kenshiro1003150d ago

It's rated M for a reason. Can't handle the heat, get out of the kitchen.

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iamnsuperman3150d ago

Depends on how it is received. Sometimes being too violent has the opposite effect of what was intended. Sometimes it is less about it being too gruesome and more about it just being comical, ridiculous or just plain stupid. That is the fine line Mortal Kombat must not cross.

Fireseed3150d ago

No. I like the more intimate and grotesque violence X offers. Rather than the goofy semi slapstick of 9, it goes for a more... screaming in pure agony and horror as the characters watch themselves get mutilated.

SpiralTear3150d ago

A game in the Mortal Kombat series being considered "too violent"? Where have we heard that argument before?

thehobbyist3150d ago

Every politician trying to ban video games ever.

BitbyDeath3150d ago

No, but I will be taking your man card away.

zeuanimals3150d ago

Honestly, it doesn't phase me at all. It's too cartoony to take seriously, something like the crazy stuff that happens in Lars von Trier's Antichrist though? I got literal blue balls throughout that f*cked up film.

If a game gets blood, gore, and violence like that film... Jesus Christ (see what I did there?)

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