You Know, Mortal Kombat X Might Be Too Disgusting To Play
Yeah, it's unfortunately true that most of us are so unbelievably jaded that we barely even acknowledge violence and gore.
Gone are the days of people having what would be deemed an honest, human reaction; now, most people just laugh. That's a little disgusting in and of itself, but I'll be the first one to admit that I'm not grossed out by anything anymore.
And yet, I think Mortal Kombat X actually succeeded in making me wince. Obviously, I'm familiar with the franchise; over-the-top violence is the MK calling card. Those of you who remember their industry history know that Mortal Kombat helped bring about the ESRB that we know today. There were enough complaints from concerned parents watching their kids play MK in the arcades, so now we've got a rating system (which I wholeheartedly support, by the way).
Therefore, it makes sense for the developers to push the envelope. This isn't Mario; it's Mortal Kombat. It's what the fans want, right? Well, maybe, but I'm a little uneasy with the viscera I've already seen, and I have a feeling it's only going to get nastier. We're only seeing the tip of the iceberg for MKX, and that could end up being one ugly iceberg. I understand that we don't draw lines in the sand, anymore. I know that everything is allowed and everything is fair game.
But maybe the individual should take it upon himself to draw his own lines in the sand.
Related Game(s): Mortal Kombat X
6/18/2014 10:14:50 PM Ben Dutka