Mortal Kombat X is the latest addition to the already famed series by developer NetherRealm. As expected, the game builds upon the previously released Mortal Kombat 9 with a new storyline, amplified gore and new fatalities, brutalities and characters.
The game was also recently decorated with a new DLC pack that introduced Friday the 13th's Jason Vorhees in the already teeming MK X roster. Not only that, the Horror Pack also brought new costumes for the likes of Reptile, Mileena, and Ermac, inspired by classic horror movies.
The game recently receive its newest DLC that introduced another fighter to the roster Tanya, who came along with the Klassic Skins Pack. But while the new pack sounds as exciting as the last one, is it worth the download?
Well, if a slight comparison is made between the first two DLCs for the game, people would agree that the Horror Pack is much more intense than the Klassic Skins Pack. As the name suggests, the new pack brings skins from Mortal Kombat 1 for Kano, Sonya, and Liu Kang.
While some of the fans will indeed be swept away by the skin addition to the game, others may not be that moved by nostalgia and could find the skins a bit bland. To be perfectly honest, the Klassic Skins pack is nowhere compared to the likes of Kold War skin pack or the Samurai Pack (we loved the costumes there).
Skins aren't the only things that are on offer with the Klassic Pack. Most of the excitement will indeed be surrounding the new fighter Tanya and the kind of moves she might have in her arsenal. In case you haven't got a clue about Tanya, read her full bio here.
NetherRealm has actually lived up to its reputation and seamlessly fitted in the new 'kombatant' with the others already present in the roster. The toughest thing here is to strike a fine balance between a new character and the old, and haven't NetherRealm achieved that and other things as well?
We remember a long time ago when Tanya used to be present automatically in the MK roster, and we were ever-conscious of her strengths and weaknesses. However, it goes without saying that the new Tanya for next-gen would be introduced with considerable tweaks and upgrades.
Going by what we felt while playing as Tanya, it seems she's quite versatile. She has the tendency to inflict more damage with her long-range attacks, while also knowing how to zero-in on her targets at short distances when required. She's as light as a feather and can use that to her advantage, mixing it with her teleportation abilities.
We can't put a pointer on whether she's one of the strongest fighters in the game, but if you are indeed looking to play her, try out her two distinct fighting styles – Dragon Naginata and Pyromancer – for a considerable edge over your enemies.
But that's about it from the Klassic Pack. If it's Tanya you are looking for, then you should be happy with the content of the new pack. However, to us, it really is a no-deal, since all other costumes are sort of bland. The only great thing about the pack is Tanya herself.
Truthfully though, unless someone is driven by nostalgia, we don't see enough enthusiasm for the Klassic Pack. Maybe NetherRealm will get things right with the next DLC for the game.
Stay tuned for more updates!