The latest title in the Mortal Kombat series was released this morning, with longtime fans waiting in anticipation for the various new characters, settings, and horrifically violent fatality moves. However, fans who chose to buy the game on steam will have to wait longer, as in the current version the game crashes whenever many PC players attempt to start the campaign. This crippling bug results in PC players only being able to play the tutorial or enjoy the main menu screen, a hindrance frustrating fans of the series. It’s rumored that the bug is somehow connected to the steam streaming download function, which ideally was supposed to allow gamers to start the game mid-download. However the function appears to have failed spectacularly rending nobody on steam able to play the game.
On top of that, Nether Realm Studios made the decision to add micro-transactions to the game called “easy fatalities”. Fatalities are finishing moves which showcase the various gruesome ways to dismember and mutilate opponents in typical Mortal Kombat ultra-violent fashion. Triggering these moves usually require a difficult button combination, but gamers willing to shell out some extra cash can rebind these fatalities into simpler combos. This marketing choice has unsurprisingly been met with criticism. While fatalities are finishing moves that players trigger when the fight is already over, thus the increased ease with triggering them has no effect on gameplay, charging to make a gameplay element more user friendly leaves a bad taste in some gamer’s mouths.
As of the time of writing, Mortal Kombat X is still unplayable on the Steam version as Nether Realm Studios is undoubtedly scrambling for a fix. Hopefully the bug fix will be out soon, so those who bought the game will be able to enjoy Mortal Kombat X in all it’s Gorey glory. Edit: as of time of writing, an update is released that fixes the bugs in the game, so PC players should be able to enjoy all the game has to offer. Need more gaming reviews and news? Be sure to give @APGNation and our Steam Curator page a follow and like our Facebook page!