The success of Mortal Kombat X, popular passion and understanding as well as experience of the previous games by Nether Realms suggested that GOTY-edition with all heroes will eventually come out. Mortal Kombat XL was this full and ultimate edition of updated MKX, that was came for consoles with numerous additions in one pack with updated hero roster. No one of fans would like to miss it.
In fact, two things connected with MKXL should be taken into account – this edition includes MKX and both season pass, but it was made only for consoles of new generation. XL-edition is unavailable for PC, and developers said that they would not work on PC version. The second feature – this is an update rather than a GOTY-edition in other words some content will still be closed in the game.
To make clear the second point, it is necessary to consider what XL-edition means. XL is mostly just a big add-on, which can be bought in three ways – as a stand-alone game or update for original MKX or MKX with the first season pass.
All heroes have been rebalanced, especially DLC ones from the first Kombat Pack – along with XL-edition, each character got a set of buffs and debuffs in favour of game balance.
Four new heroes joined the roster, including both Mortal Kombat universe and aliens. A long awaited by players cyborg, Triborg combines Smoke, Syrax and Sektor. Each of them adds their own unique attacks. Besides, players can open the fourth variation of Triborg – Cyber Sub-Zero.
Bo’Rai Cho is well-known for MK fans, and this master of “drunk style” was highly expected. The Leatherface from “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” uses even more bloody techniques, than his mate Jason. Chainsaw allows him to dominate in the mid- and short-distance fight.
Alien from the series of the same name – is one of the best characters in terms of visual representation, with excellent animation, quality combat model and good pool of combat techniques. It will be good for playing both for novice and hardcore gamers.
After testing new heroes, it seems that the developers have finally managed to focus on realization of characters in the way they like, so each of them looks and is felt much better than almost all characters of the previous roster. Mortal Kombat XL should be considered as the sole game, but it is a good patch and pack – all-in-one for fans of console MKX. In fact, the game is really worth playing and worth its price.