There’s something to be said for people who can lovingly make fun of a game they actually enjoy, as well as those who can take a joke about a game they like. While some die-hard fans may be a little too serious about their favorite games, other players can enjoy and appreciate humorous poking at a game’s drawbacks.
The YouTube channel Smosh Games is particularly good at making fun of a game’s problems in a comedic manner. Fans of the Mortal Kombat series may be intrigued to know that Mortal Kombat X is the latest target of Smosh Games’ playful jabs.
Smosh Games has decided to take on Mortal Kombat X with its comedic parody series, Honest Game Trailers. Honest Game Trailers comically highlights what a game is actually all about, including the good and the bad, unlike official game trailers that just highlight the most impressive features of a game. The Honest Game Trailers series frequently makes fun of games, their fans, and gaming culture as a whole, and judging by the intro, it’s clear that many watchers eagerly requested Mortal Kombat X get its own parody trailer.
The video does a great job of pointing out Mortal Kombat X’s biggest draws, like its extreme gore and fatality moves, and some of the sillier game mechanics, like throwing random bystanders as weapons, or the survivability of bone-crushing X-ray moves. It also covers a lot of the legitimate problems that most Mortal Kombat X players have probably experienced frustration with themselves. Whether it’s Mortal Kombat X’s connectivity problems, overly dramatic and dull dialog in cutscenes, or the ability to purchase easy fatalities, Honest Game Trailers covers almost all the problems that Mortal Kombat X has.
Judging from the comments and the likes and dislikes of the video, the vast majority of watchers enjoyed watching Mortal Kombat X bear the brunt of Smosh Games’ jokes. At the time of this writing, the video has over 18,000 likes, but merely 159 dislikes. Mortal Kombat X fans seem to have a good sense of humor in general, as the series has actually generated a lot of YouTube humor videos, like elders pummeling each other in-game, or dubbing over characters’ intro sequences with goofy dialogue.
Honest Game Trailers is usually quite funny, and their trailer parodies can take a lot of the frustration out of the most irritating aspects of a game – even one as great as Mortal Kombat X.
Mortal Kombat X is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Smosh Games