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Like many of my Unwinnable brethren, I am enamored of the latest installment of Mortal Kombat. I got to see it in Manhattan ahead of PAX East, and wrote about it for Complex:

The first three Mortal Kombat titles were a benchmark of gaming quality and popularity, but the series struggled under the weight of its own success: A string of lackluster sequels and spin-offs (Mortal Kombat: Special Forces?), cartoons, comic books, movies and even a live-action stage production. After the puzzling crossovers and the closing of Midway Games, the future of the series looked bleak. But the latest installment, simply called Mortal Kombat, is shaping up to be a fantastic return to form, mixing the camp, violence, and story that made the originals some of the best games of the ’90s.

Check out the rest of my Mortal Kombat preview at Complex.