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Mortal Kombat 1 lacks a helpful feature

Players discover that Mortal Kombat 1 lacks a move-saving feature, leading to frustration and inconvenience during fights.Early access and the shari...

Sakshi Venkatraman Sept 16, 2023
Mortal Kombat 1 lacks a helpful feature

Players discover that Mortal Kombat 1 lacks a move-saving feature, leading to frustration and inconvenience during fights.

Early access and the sharing of player experiences have revealed new gameplay mechanics, redesigned characters, and the effects of the lore reboot in Mortal Kombat 1.

The absence of the ability to save moves has sparked complaints among fans, who are now resorting to taking notes or relying on external lists.

Players have learned that Mortal Kombat 1 lacks the feature of star moves, which allows them to save moves so that they are displayed on the screen with the corresponding button presses during a fight. The latest installment of the acclaimed fighting game series has not been officially released yet, but some fans already have access to it and are diving in. With various editions and different release times for Mortal Kombat 1, those who have received early access are currently in competition and discovering what the game has to offer.

Thanks to this early access opportunity and the ability to share gaming experiences online, the community gains a first glimpse into new gameplay mechanics, the top redesigns of combatants in Mortal Kombat 1, and how the reboot of the lore impacts the narrative. Of course, this early access also gives us a hint of errors and missing features that fans should also expect. Unfortunately, the absence of a useful function seems to genuinely frustrate the players.

On Reddit, a user named "gobble" started a thread expressing their frustration over the absence of the ability to mark moves in Mortal Kombat 1. This function, also known as "Pinning Moves," allowed players in previous games to select specific moves for their chosen fighter and display them on the screen during the fight, along with the required button inputs. It was incredibly useful for anyone struggling to differentiate between various combos and particularly helpful for getting accustomed to a new character. Now, gamers appear to be forced to study and memorize moves outside of the fights.

Many other players quickly joined the thread to vent their own frustrations. Some are confused about the absence of this function, while others hope that it will be added in the future through a patch. There are even fans reporting that they are now forced to write down combos or take photos with their phones and refer to these lists during fights. While Mortal Kombat 1 is receiving some of the best reviews of the year, it is not perfect, and this issue will be noticeable even to some hardcore fans of the series.

This is not the only feature missing in the release of Mortal Kombat 1, but the absence of move storage is noteworthy because there are currently no indications as to why it is missing or if it will be added in the future. With dozens of fighters and more to come through DLCs, each having their own unique combos and strategies, it is a surprising decision to not provide players with a way to quickly learn their moves. There may be further complaints from fans until NetherRealm Studios makes an announcement regarding this feature.

Mortal Kombat 1 will be released on September 19th for PC, PS5, Switch, and Xbox Series X/S.