I want to tell 12 year old me he was right about Mortal Kombat’s story

A Most Agreeable Pastime

MKlogoI found myself replaying 2011’s Mortal Kombat the other day.  Not because I wanted to relive some sort of crazy bloodlust, not because I wanted to hear Scorpion’s “Get Over Here!” one more time before the new game, not even because I wanted to get myself hyped for what I think is one of the smoothest and most intuitive fighting games of last generation.  I started playing it again to refresh my memory on the lore of Mortal Kombat.  Yes, you heard that right, the story of Mortal Kombat.

It’s hard to comprehend now, but when I was a young’n, I took the story of Mortal Kombat very seriously.  Fighting games weren’t the highly competitive tournament headliners they are today, rather they were a great way to pissfart around with a couple of friends, while perversely enjoying the violence play out on screen.  But for my pre-pubescent male tastes, it…

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