Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath review: One of 2020’s best action films (and a pretty good fighting game)

“Cease your magic, before the hourglass shatters!�

[Note: This is a review of an expansion. Expect spoilers. Like, in the very next sentence.]

When last we left Mortal Kombat 11, Liu Kang had saved the world. Having been granted the powers of a god by Raiden himself, Liu Kang defeated the time-bending deity Kronika and prevented her from remaking the Mortal Kombat universe in her own image. It would be Liu Kang who reshaped the timeline instead, ushering in a kinder and (perhaps) less kombat-filled world. Roll credits.

Or don’t. It’s in this moment, as Liu Kang prepares to reset the timeline, that a warning reverberates through Kronika’s chamber. A portal appears, and out walks Nightwolf, Fujin, and perennial Mortal Kombat antagonist Shang Tsung.

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