Since childhood, Mortal Kombat has stood as my all-time favorite fighting game series. Crazy characters, graphic, over-the-top violence; what’s not to love? In my opinion, the 2011 reboot, simply titled Mortal Kombat, towers as the best entry in the series. But is it one of the best games ever made? Once again, Jack Gardner invited me on his podcast, The Best Games Period, to discuss that burning question.
Check out the episode to hear me dive into my personal history with Mortal Kombat and gush about its insane mythos. Prepare for a geek-out of epic proportions. Most importantly, I talk about the ways the ninth entry successfully honored its past while moving the series, and genre, forward. I also try to get Jack, a non-MK fan, to wrap his mind around the idea of a death tournament that decides the fates of worlds. Let’s just say that’s easier said than done.
Download the episode, as well as others, by visiting The Best Games Period’s hosting site, Soundcloud, or iTunes. Or you can just play the YouTube version below. If you like what you hear, be sure to follow the show on Twitter @BestGamesPeriod.
Be sure to also check out my previous appearance on The Best Games Period where we debate Sonic the Hedgehog 2.