What really makes this game unique is the fact that it strives to come up with a new set of ideas especially when it comes to the story.
Yes, the game does continue the Mortal Kombat X story but it also brings in some ideas like time travel and alternate timelines. It’s great because you will have younger versions of Raiden, Jade, Erron Black, Kano, Kung Lao and so on. The story itself is quite long, it has impressive cut scenes and you will like it quite a lot especially if you liked the previous versions.
Aside from the favourite brutalities and fatalities you also have Krushing Blows. These are a cinematic variations of a special moves, similar to the MKX brutalities which is very nice. That being said, you also have the Fatal Blows that are similar to the X Ray movies, but this time you can access them only if your health is under 30%.
Mortal Kombat 11 also adds a unique Flawless Block mechanic that offers you a comeback window after you blocked an attack. They even brought back Mercy, a mechanic from MK3 where you can revive the opponent and give them some life. This is a unique approach towards the game and it does bring in front new ways for all of us to play and enjoy the title.
Just like Injustice 2, you do have character customisation, which is named a custom variation here. This one is allowing you to customise how the character looks, there are some great outfits that you will enjoy. But this time around the way you dress is not changing your abilities in any way. So you can rely on your own skill here, not on the cosmetics.
Speaking of cosmetics, Mortal Kombat 11 does rely on micro transactions for those and you can end up paying a while lot of money here, which can become a problem most of the time. Either that, or you can expect playing the towers of time, living towers and challenge towers to get the coins you want for a certain unlock. Sure, it’s ok to have cosmetics that you have to grind to unlock, but there are a lot of them and some calculated that you will have to spend upwards of $6000 to acquire everything. But cosmetics are not affecting the game in any way, so if you choose to ignore them for a while you can probably grind for them and eventually acquire these through regular play.
Mortal Kombat 11 has lots of DLC characters too. But even with the core roster and their variations you get quite a lot of stuff here and you will appreciate the unique array of visuals and quality brought to the table. Yes, Mortal Kombat 11 might have micro transactions, yet the game play is fresh, fun and full of creative ideas. If you are very passionate about action-packed, unique fighting games, this is by far one of the best out there.