The Cynic News: Early Mortal Kombat 11 Kontent Impressions (Towers)

The Cynic News: Early Mortal Kombat 11 Kontent Impressions (Towers)

BREAKING: MK 11 teaches 4 valuable life lessons

Just like always. Some lucky Kombatants have found their way to early Kopies of MK11. Which means… New facts about the game are surfacing and with them some valuable life lessons by none other than MK11!

Everything’s got a price

Youtube Screen Capture by Forum User KillstealWolf

As you Shao Khan(pre-order bonus) see, there are 7 Kurrencies in the game! Though to be fair, some of them are probably just special tokens for specific actions such as skipping fights or easy fatalities.

You have to earn it

According to Prateek Shekhar at Forums not only do you have to pay for the entry to the Towers. You also have to fight your way through it with additional challenges to earn your rewards.

Any other game with a different economy would just reward you the victory poses and skins for doing 100 krushing blows and 25,000 blood spilled as a challenge. And the other trinkets could be purchased by spending 75,000 koins or 300 soul tokens. But here, all of that just gives you the privilege of playing the towers. You still need to beat them to get the stuff, which gets me to point 2.


Life is not fair

2) The Towers have inconsistent difficulty spikes, and some of the worst balanced fights in fighting game history. I know a hard fight from bad game design. This is the latter. Trust me I’m not throwing this term around lightly. I’ve played old SNK bosses, I’ve done the MK9 challenge tower, cleared IJ2 multiverse bosses, and cleared SFV extreme survival. All of those are downright friendly compared to what we have here.

Most of the fights in the Towers of time are pushovers if you’ve been playing fighting games seriously for a while. They’re just moderate difficulty CPU battles where the CPU does 3-4 hit combos and occasionally reads your inputs. But then there are occasional fights that make you question your reality. Try fighting Kano while your normal and special move damage is halved, your Fatal blow damage is nerfed by 75%, while the Kano calls in an unblockable air strike that drops 4 explosives that do 10% of your health each, and also a single missile that reverses your controls, and both of these on a 5 second cool down. You tell me that is good game design.

Prateek Shekhar at Forums

Let’s remember what Rocky Balboa said:

“You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”

– Inspirational Speech of Rocky in the Movie “Rocky Balboa”

Either this or just use some Fight Skip Tokens.

Guilty until proven Innocent – Always online or Always on the line

If you thought you could use your time on the plane or while traveling to do some challenges to unlock things or customize your favorite character,  think again.

You can’t play Towers of Time, go to the krypt or customize your fighters. Why? Because you have to be online to do that! Can’t have those pesky cheaters not-earning the rewards while others spend their sweat, blood and tears (and money for time save options. MTX not yet online.). You wouldn’t want to:

“You cheated not only the game, but yourself.

You didn’t grow.
You didn’t improve.
You took a shortcut and gained nothing.

You experienced a hollow victory.
Nothing was risked and nothing was gained.”

Would you?

Bottom Line – Q.E.D.

Not only brings MK11 some gratitious graphic fun, it also teaches the player valuable life lessons as this news piece has shown. If this isn’t value, then I don’t know what else is.

For some more juicy details make sure to head to the forums. There is even some proof in the form of videos. If you like playing Fighting Games solo and finish some of the games challenges to unlock things make sure you head over there for the in-depth look. Especially when it’s on-the-go.

Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the review by our very own Hovermask.

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