Mortal Kombat 11

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Mortal Kombat 11

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Test Your Might!
Genre: Fighting
Platforms: Microsoft Windows
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Stadia
PlayStation 5
Xbox Series X/S
Release Date: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
WW: April 23, 2019
Nintendo Switch
NA: April 23, 2019
EU: May 10, 2019

Stadia
WW: November 19, 2019
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S
WW: November 17, 2020
Game Engine: Unreal Engine 3
Developer: NetherRealm Studios
QLOC (PC)
Shiver Entertainment (Switch)
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Made in: United States
Poland
Franchise: Mortal Kombat
Previous Game: Mortal Kombat X


Mortal Kombat 11 is a fighting video game developed by NetherRealm Studios[1] and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

It was released on April 23, 2019, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. A re-release subtitled Aftermath Kollection was released for the same platforms in May 26th, 2020, followed by another version called Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate for those platforms, as well as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S releasing on November 17, 2020.

Why It Rocks

  1. The series is even gorier than ever as the Fatalities in this game are much more gruesome and show a lot more details when a character is mutilated in some shape or form.
  2. The gameplay is overall brutal, fun, and addictive.
  3. The three newcomers, Cetrion, a corrupt Elder God, Geras, a servant of Kronika, and Kollector, an Outworld merchant who is loyal to Shao Kahn, are all very interesting and a lot of fun to play as.
    • The main villain herself, Kronika, is also an interesting character, and her motivations are pretty decent.
  4. Like the last two entries, this one has guest characters, except it has five of them: those being the Terminator (the T-800 version), The Joker from Batman, Spawn, who was one of the most requested guest characters in a Mortal Kombat game, Robocop, and Rambo.
  5. This game features returning characters who were absent from X, such as Baraka, Noob Saibot, and Skarlet.
  6. Visually impressive graphics, They are so impressive that you would really want to look at them, especially in the Nintendo Switch version.
    • It's also surprising considering how it ran on the outdated Unreal Engine 3.
  7. This is the first game in the series to feature character customization, where you can alter the head, body, and even the weapon of a character to your liking.
  8. The Aftermath expansion comes with a free update where Friendships, a feature that was only in Mortal Kombat 2 and Mortal Kombat 3, make a comeback.
  9. The characters have pre-fight dialogue before the fight starts once again, except this time, each character has a specific dialogue for one another.
  10. Top-notch voice acting, such as Richard Epcar as Raiden, Erica Lindbeck as Cassie Cage, and Steve Blum as Sub-Zero. And to add to that, Hollywood celebrities like Keith David, Peter Weller, and Sylvester Stallone reprise their roles as Spawn, Robocop, and Rambo, respectively.
    • And as part of the Klassic MK Movie Skin Pack, actors Linden Ashby, Bridgette Wilson, and Christopher Lambert reprise their roles from the 1995 movie adaptation as Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, and Raiden, respectively.
  11. Very memorable and intense soundtrack composed by Wilbert Roget, II, especially the main theme of the game. It would make you want to try to get it to your head or go to the stages longer to listen to the music, or even go to YouTube and download the music on your computer, phone or tablet.
  12. A lot of very cool easter eggs are present in this game, like when the Terminator makes references to other movies with Arnold Schwarzenegger like Total Recall, Predator, and Jingle All The Way during his pre-fight intros to certain characters.
  13. This game introduces a new mechanic called "Environmental Attacks", where a character can grab a piece of a stage and use it to attack his/or opponent.
  14. Watching Fatalities is very entertaining, because they all go in slow-motion at the end.
    • A perfect example is that of Johnny Cage, in the first Fatality, you can see Johnny Cage tearing off the body in 2, and suddenly Johnny Cage with the body without legs, makes a quite amusing show spoken as if they were a puppet and then the audience throws tomatoes at him, the second fatality is where Johnny Cage does acting but realistic, where Johnny Cage tries to rip his head off and after many takes, he eventually rips off his head and throws it at the camera.
    • Jax's, in second fatality, we can see Jax ripping off his arm and then pulling his head out with his arm ripped off and doing like a baseball and his head pops out and the skull is visible.
    • Kano's, in the first fatality, we can see Kano drinking a beer and after finishing it, he breaks the wrestler's head, and Kano puts his neck on it and Kano does a dance with a wrestler with the broken bottle that is placed on it neck.
  15. The Nintendo Switch version is surprisingly good (except memory and loading screens).
    • While the graphics can degrade for some people, the graphics look surprisingly beautiful and excellent, which shows the effort to be a port for Nintendo Switch and wow if they did it very well.
    • Like Rayman Legends and Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on Switch, while the frame rate is a choppy, it runs almost perfectly fluid, especially if you're playing it in Docked mode, as starts running at 30 and 60fps but it's awesome.
      • In addition, it is really enjoyable and entertaining played in 1080p and 720p in TV or handheld mode.
  16. Solid story that while not perfect, it's very thrilling to watch. Plus, during some scenes, you get to choose whoever fights a certain opponent depending on the scene.

Bad Qualities

  1. Microtransactions are present in this game, and they can be used to skip through certain parts of the Krypt, which is otherwise pay to win. Not to mention that the Krypt can be rather grindy without them.
  2. Speaking of the Krypt, you need to be connected to the internet (Also requiring an Xbox Live account on Xbox One/Series X, A PlayStation Network account on PS4/PS5 and a Nintendo ID account on Switch) in order to access it.
    • A few other features such as unlockable items and skins also require internet, also applies to leveling up and gathering Koins.
  3. There are a few times where this game panders to SJWs, such as when the female characters have their sexiness heavily toned down, because the developers deem skimpy clothing for women is too "unrealistic". This is also hypocritical, because they think brutally murdering a woman is fine, but giving her a sexy outfit isn't. Thankfully though, the developers listened to the fans' complaints by adding their Klassic outfits back.
    • Jax is also completely out of character in this game (especially his ending). He has never been focused on race. It also makes him unintentionally unsympathetic as he could have erased a lot of people judging from his daughter's ending when she erased herself from history for her parents. See point 7 for more details.
  4. While the Nintendo Switch version is still surprisingly good, it does have a few flaws:
    • A perfect example is the memory of the game, since it monopolize more than 100% (32.4 GB), which is absolutely terrible and unacceptable, and to put salt in the wound, and the box says that it takes 20GB, which is false advertising, and worse still, due to the memory of the Switch that has 32GB, you might recommend an SDcard, and it is one of the few from Switch games that has an incredibly full memory.
  5. The Fatal Blows are a weak replacement for x-ray special moves, and is unfair because they can be used when the player's health is critically low, which is basically rewarding them for losing.
  6. While fun, the gameplay is a lot slower than the previous installments were. Plus, dashing was removed for unknown reasons.
  7. Some of the characters are flanderized. For example, Shao Kahn went from a cunning and intelligent villain to a dumb brute who utters cringe-worthy lines like "Let us make Outworld great again!", and Sindel's backstory was completely retconned as it was apparently revealed that she was evil all along and she actually killed her own husband and willingly married Shao Kahn, despite past games showing very clear evidence that she was a very kind and caring person who was under the spell of Quan Chi.

References

  1. The Windows version was ported by Polish company QLOC, and the Nintendo Switch version by American studio Shiver Entertainment.

Comments


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AlvaroNovaes-BR

5 months ago
Score 2
What? I thought this page was forbidden in this wiki and on CGW.
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SuperStreetKombat

5 months ago
Score 2
It was, but it was removed from the Forbidden Pages, and since it's been a year it came out, it can be on one of the wikis now.
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Mr. Dready

5 months ago
Score 10
It's finally here, since the controversy ended.
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Lukaaa640

5 months ago
Score 4
Not gonna lie, that's a pretty badass cover.
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SuperStreetKombat

5 months ago
Score 0
Which one, Standard or Ultimate?
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Lukaaa640

5 months ago
Score 2
Ultimate
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SuperStreetKombat

5 months ago
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I agree. Especially having Terminator and Rambo in the back and Scorpion in the front.
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Mr. Dready

5 months ago
Score 6
I was always thinking about the game being on the wiki, because i find it very fun, and i think it’s just as good as Mortal Kombat (2011) and Mortal Kombat X.
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SuperStreetKombat

5 months ago
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Same here. I mean, sure, it has some issues like the grind and the toned down appearances of female characters, but I still think it's a great game.

I especially wanna get the Ultimate version, so that I can play as Spawn, a character from one of my favorite books ever.
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Nonstopmaximum

4 months ago
Score 2
Some of the new voice actors are pretty meh, especially Cassie and Sonya's new voice actresses.
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SuperStreetKombat

4 months ago
Score 1
I'm not really that fond of Scorpion's new voice actor, 'cause I kinda like Patrick Seitz (his previous voice actor) more, but I do like Erica Lindbeck as Cassie Cage and Sean Chiplock as Noob Saibot.
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Mr. Dready

4 months ago
Score 0

Scorpion in MKX: I WANT AN ICE CREAM!

Sub Zero’s Friendship in MK11: Gets an Ice Cream bike.
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HunterZolomon

4 months ago
Score 0
I tried to like this one I really tried but NO
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SuperStreetKombat

4 months ago
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Why didn't you like it?
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AttackerAngel85

4 months ago
Score 1
They should have focused on actually making the game good instead of appeasing SJWs.
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SuperStreetKombat

3 months ago
Score 1
Well, it does suck that game catered towards SJWs, but if you can get past that, you'll find that the game is very well-made, especially the gameplay, intros, fatalities, customization, and the guest characters.
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ItsaDrake2001

4 months ago
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Never thought this would make it in the reception wikis, let alone on here.
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SuperStreetKombat

3 months ago
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The game is just about a year old, and the whole controversy has died off since then, so I thought it was an appropriate time to make a page about it on one of the wikis.
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ThePCGamer

3 months ago
Score 1
I'm surprised that the PC port was made in my country (Poland)!
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The Obscure One

3 months ago
Score 1
The gameplay, graphic, and voice actings (except Ronda Rousey) are good but the story is a mess with so many plot holes, unnecessary retcons, and wasted opportunities/potentials. The worst offender is probably Sindel's retcon which pissed off so many if not the majority of her fans or MK fans who care about the story. And another hypocrisy is for them it's fine when Shao Kahn and Sindel have intros that they would like to turn some characters into their personal sex slaves but female characters can't have sex appeals.
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AttackerAngel85

3 months ago
Score 2
Unfortunately, they were more focused on appeasing SJWs than actually making a good game.
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Obi-Wan Skywalker86

3 months ago
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I'm not trying to be racist or anything but How about Jax's ending?
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The Obscure One

3 months ago
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MK is the last game you want to hear about racism among humans. Giving someone that kind of ending just because of their skin color is racist especially it's Jax who never had a racism problem and he seems to get along with his friends without anyone bringing up his skin color. It would make more sense if that kind of ending was given to someone like Reptile because it would fit more with his character and MK's lore.
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Obi-Wan Skywalker86

3 months ago
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This could be a much better idea for game's ending for Reptile than Jax. If he was playable character in the game.
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SuperStreetKombat

3 months ago
Score 2
Dudes... how awesome would it be if the Doom Slayer from DOOM was the next DLC guest character for this game?
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Mr. Dready

3 months ago
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Yes, I think even Michael Myers from Halloween would be a good addition.
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SuperStreetKombat

3 months ago
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That'd be cool, but it'd be pretty weird seeing him in pre-fight intros with other characters since he can't talk.

As for the Doom Slayer, he didn't talk in DOOM (2016), but only does in one of his flashbacks (spoiler alert!) in DOOM Eternal. Additionally, he had some unused voice clips that were taken out of Eternal, so I can still imagine him speaking to other characters in his pre-fight intros.
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AttackerAngel85

3 months ago
Score 0
Honestly, it cools as though they should have just made a game about the guest fighters as most people seemed to have brought the game for that.
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The Obscure One

3 months ago
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Dammit i tried to edit the page but i accidentally removed the comment section. Maybe someone can help if the points that i proposed acceptable?
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SuperStreetKombat

3 months ago
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What point did you add to this page?
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The Obscure One

3 months ago
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About the bad qualities of the story mode lore-wise. You can check the edit history of this page to see them.
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SuperStreetKombat

3 months ago
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Well, personally, I would've just made the character retcons a single bad quality, instead of multiple.
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YukariWayne

one month ago
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the new clothings of the female characters still look cool anyways
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LA2002

one month ago
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I have that same thought.
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Mr. Dready

one month ago
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For me the slower paste combat doesn't bother me, despite the fact i'm a Dragon Ball fan, i got used to it, i also think it still has challange added to it.
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LA2002

28 days ago
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If I were to make a movie adaptation of this game, it would follow the same story but with a number of changes to be coherent with the MK lore and add in a happier ending, in which despite the timeline being erased, Liu Kang manages to save some of his allies before that happens (i.e. Cassie Cage, Jacqui Briggs, past Kitana, past Jade, Kotal Kahn, Sub-Zero, past Kung Lao and past Scorpion as well as a few others like Kung Jin and Takeda) and creates the new era for them to live in, and he introduces them to the Great Kung Lao before making him his new champion for the tournament.

But regardless, the ending still has a bit of a bittersweet tone, since as said before, the timeline gets wiped out of existence and Liu Kang, despite all his efforts, is unable to save everyone, not to mention that in the final battle, both Jax and Johnny Cage are killed off, leaving Cassie and Jacqui orphans, though they get their happy ending when Liu Kang reveals to both girls that they can be happy with encountering new versions of their parents.

And afterwards, Liu Kang departs with Kitana to the Hourglass where Liu Kang turns Kitana into a Goddess by giving her some of his powers, and the two vow to protect the new era from any possible threat before kissing.

All of this sounds a tad crazy, but it's my vision and I think this could make for a decent adaptation.

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