The Fine Brothers have been doing reaction videos for quite some time, and their latest video tackles elders watching the Fatalities from Mortal Kombat X. The video contains explicitly gory material so it's obviously not safe for work. You can check out the video below from The Fine Borthers.
The reactions are completely and entirely typical. Most people have reacted to the Mortal Kombat X Fatalities in the exact same manner. Most of the elders were not pleased with the Fatalities in the game, a couple of the men laughed it off despite noting how grotesque the finishing maneuvers were while the women were more disgusted with the overall level of violence depicted.
The interesting thing about it is that seeing people react to the Fatalities offered a different take on how people view the violence in Mortal Kombat X. Even though each of them viewed the Fatalities separately and individually, most all came to the same conclusion about the game: that it was disturbingly violent.
The one thing that really stands out is that the Fine Bros didn't even include some of the most gory of Fatalities in Mortal Kombat X. By far, the worst of the worst is Mileena's second Fatality, where she begins to rapidly eat up her opponent's mid-section. All the meanwhile the opponent regains consciousness while being eaten alive and attempts to crawl away, however things don't go as planned and Mileena eventually eats through the opponent while their upper half crawls away from their lower half, leaving trails of blood, gore and viscera on the ground. You can see the Fatality in action below from MaximumGuarded.
Most of the YouTube commenters on the Fine Bros video mentioned that the Mileena Fatality above was obviously one of the most gruesome finishers in the game, and they were surprised that it wasn't used in the Fine Bros reaction video.
The only other Fatality that most people compare Mileena's to is Ermac's Fatality. However, Mileena's second Fatality has creeped out even the most hardcore of gamers, with commenter SoldBadguy314 writing...
Been playing MK since the first one, and this is the first time I've been creeped out by a Fatality.
For those who don't remember, Mortal Kombat was the game that brought the ESRB game ratings into existence. Some gamers have used this as a way to explain away the overt gruesomeness of the Fatalities in Mortal Kombat X, noting that NetherRealm Studios is just pushing the boundaries once more.
Of course, the debate rages on whether or not too far is far enough and some people have claimed that the shockingly violent Fatalities have turned them off from the game. How do you feel about it? Are Mortal Kombat X's Fatalities too gruesome? Are they pushing the boundary of fantasy violence to levels that make you feel uncomfortable? Or is it all just a little bit of fun entertainment?