Last year, we got the eleventh part of the famous fighting games series Mortal Kombat 11, which provided a distinctive experience directed to the professionals of fighting games with a focus on the strategic dimension of the experience in addition to presenting a story phase that is considered one of the best in the level of fighting games, the development team Nether Realm Studios has not finished supporting The game is now offering us a new expansion for the story stage entitled Aftermath, and in this review, we will focus on the expansion and the content it offers. If you want to get an idea of the original experience, you can read its review on the next page.
Warning: the next paragraph will talk about the story and contain a burning of events, in case you have not played the story phase or have not tried the main game yet, we recommend that you move to the next paragraph.
The story of the expansion begins right after Kronika is defeated at the hands of Liu Kang, who is quickly going to try to rewrite time and nullify the new era that Kronika was aiming to build, but before he can rewrite the time, Shang Tsung appears accompanied by Fujin and Nightwolf who warn Liu Kang of the possibility Destroying the course of time if he tries to rewrite history without Kronika's crown that was shattered during the fighting, Shang Tsung suggests sending him to the past so that he can steal the crown before Kronika gets it, confirming that it is the only way to completely nullify Kronika's plans and here Liu Kang agrees to send Shang Tsung into the past Fujin and Nightwolf will watch the evil wizard to make sure he doesn't execute any suspicious plans during this mission.
The story of the expansion consists of 5 chapters that present an experience that lasts about 3 hours, which mostly present several film clips with many confrontations that separate between each event and the other, the new chapters present exciting events that are not inferior to the original story in terms of directing and perhaps the events Somewhat expected, but this did not prevent enjoyment of the experience. While the primary ending left open possibilities for what the story could turn to in the future, the new story gives us a clear hint of what we can expect.
The expansion adds 3 new playable characters, the first of which is the Fujin character, which finally returns with a distinct fighting style that makes it a suitable character for short and medium-term fighting with a distinct diversity in its abilities and the different abilities of the character are balanced by being slower than other characters, the second character is Sheeva, who It returns with a fierce and fast fighting style, but it requires confrontations from the near term all the time, and there is no doubt that both characters will satisfy two different classes of players.
The third character is the new guest RoboCop from the famous classic movie, which comes to us armed with different weapons and is undoubtedly strong, but her fighting style lacks the touch that distinguishes her from other guests such as Terminator and Spawn, for example, in addition to the new characters and additional story chapters, the expansion introduces a number From new fashion packages.
Speaking about the expansion overall, we found that the content does not justify its price, which is $ 39.99. The story breakfast as we mentioned offers 3 hours of gameplay and the three additional characters are not a convincing reason either. If you do not try Mortal Kombat 11 and want to obtain it with the expansion, it is a great deal, especially with The content is satisfactory provided by the original game, but obtaining the expansion on its own is not very attractive at present due to its very high price.
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath
- The sequel to the story offers the same excellent directorial level and excites what the series will head to in the future - Fujin and Sheeva characters return with a distinct and fierce fighting style.
- The new story short and the limited contents of the expansion do not justify the high price.
- The Aftermath expansion is not attractive enough to be purchased separately, but it is a great bargain for anyone who gets Mortal Kombat 11 for the first time with the complete package.