The Game Guy
The Mortal Kombat series has carved its own space within the fighting genre. Popularity within the genre is usually achieved through high level play at tournaments like Evo. If a game headlines there, it’s reached the pinnacle of the genre. But “Mortal Kombat” has found a way to appeal casual fighting game fans, while being a part of that tournament scene.
Other games in the space could benefit from taking some of the ideas in “MK 9” and recently “MK X.” The game is packed with offerings that are more substantial than just local versus matches and online multiplayer. While offering this abundance of content, “MK X” suffers from a bloat of downloadable content. Both the fighting genre and the “Mortal Kombat” series would benefit from observing each other.