CAUTION - POTENTIAL MK1 SPOILERS AHEAD!
Over three hours of the Mortal Kombat 1 Story Mode gameplay has been leaked online. Links to the leaked content were shared on popular platforms, but some have already been taken down due to DMCA requests.
The game, set to release in just a few days, has been much anticipated by fans. Some are amazed at how early this leak occurred, while others note that leaks are common in the days leading up to big game releases, given that many copies are already on store shelves or distributed early due to various reasons.
Here's a breakdown of the community's reactions from users on Reddit:
Boss Fights and Gameplay: A user, MistahJ17, commented on the thrill of the boss fight with The Deadly Alliance, praising its unique death animation. Another user, wheelz_666, pointed out potential missing content that might be addressed in the Day 1 patch.
Availability: Poetryisalive revealed that the story mode is already up on YouTube, though it's being removed intermittently. Regular_Watercress75 added that it's not uncommon for footage to leak shortly before a game's release.
Alternate Timeline Storytelling: Aquiper expressed frustration at the game revisiting the alternate timeline plot, similar to the previous game. This sparked a series of witty comments, suggesting humorous alternate storylines, including a Council of Johnnies and various versions of the character Johnny, drawing parallels to other multiverse concepts in popular culture.
Multiverse Critique: Several users voiced concerns about multiverse storylines, highlighting that they can undermine stakes and consequences in the game. kanekikochaboggy criticized the lack of consequences with multiverse storylines, while Carusas countered that most players are more interested in a compelling cinematic experience than a tightly-woven plot.
Mortal Kombat's History with Storylines: Lucas579376 and Queso_luna discussed Mortal Kombat's history with character deaths and returns, suggesting that the franchise has never taken its plot too seriously. The general consensus seems to be that while the stakes may be high within the game, canonical consistency isn't the series' primary focus.
In summary, the Mortal Kombat 1 Story Mode gameplay leak has sparked a range of reactions. While some players are thrilled with the sneak peek, others have taken the opportunity to debate the merits and drawbacks of Mortal Kombat's storytelling approach. As the official release date approaches, the anticipation is palpable.