Now Loading…Purchasing “Easy Fatalities” in Mortal Kombat X

Over the past couple of years, quite a few AAA developers have experienced their fair share of controversy over questionable DLC policies and micro-transactions. The gaming community itself seems to be split on these topics, with some being critical of what they believe are cash-grabs while others advocate freedom of choice.

Mortal Kombat X is the latest game to end up in the limelight for offering players a chance to purchase “easy fatalities.” We can now use simplified inputs to perform the finishing moves that have been one of the defining features of the Mortal Kombat franchise.

Understandably, some of us were baffled by this. We already knew that the game would contain easy fatality tokens, and that it would offer players a chance to unlock more. But being able to purchase an entire pack of them separately wasn’t something we can say we saw coming.

Here at PlayStation LifeStyle, we decided to have a discussion on the implications of such a move, and like the rest of the gaming community, we have varied opinions. Flip through the gallery below to read our thoughts.

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We’d love to hear what our readers think. Can we justify allowing players to pay to make certain in-game features easier? Should such settings be included in a game by default? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Now Loading is a recurring staff-driven feature where PlayStation LifeStyle discusses anything video game-related under the sun (yes, even non-Sony platforms).