Mortal Kombat 11 is looking amazing, but there are a few major issues that need attention; Maximilian and SonicFox offer their stress test impressions

Things are a bit slow, and the Breakaway mechanic actually lets you punish people for landing combos

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • March 19, 2019 at 8:34 a.m. PDT

Those lucky enough to get into the Mortal Kombat 11 stress test have had a few days now with an early build of the game and thus the reactions and impressions are beginning to pour forth.

Today we have the impressions of both prominent streamer Maximilian and NetherRealm Studios fighting game champion Dominique "FOX|SonicFox" McLean to help give you an idea of how MK11 is shaping up thus far.

Without giving too much away, the general reactions seem to be that Mortal Kombat 11 is extremely promising, and both Fox and Max feel that there's something special on the horizon, coming April 23rd.

That said, there are a few glaring issues such as the excessively slow movement and the fact that the new Breakaway mechanic can actually allow defenders to punish aggressors for having landed a combo. Here's a small excerpt on that matter from SonicFox.

"So my honest opinion on the new fall out of combos tools is that Injust blatantly think it is bad design. There is absolutely no risk for the person getting hit to just do it and punish me. For example as Skarlet, I can do 212, 212, 44 Cell Siphon, and if my opponent elects to just drop out of the combo on reaction, I get full combo punished in return.

"I am a firm believer that if I am the person that gets the hit, I should be rewarded as such, and I should be securing my damage without the risk of just losing the game for it. Literally me and Semiij came to a point where we just dropped our combos because it was too dangerous to continue it without dying for it, and we extremely disagree with the design."

You can check out all of Sonic's impressions in his TwitLonger post right here, and see Max's mostly glowing review in the video below. If you were able to check out the stress test, we'd love to hear what your experiences were like in the comments.

Photo credit: Stephanie Lindgren.

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