In my opinion the sound is not less important than any other aspects of the game. I’ve been listening carefully to many of the sounds effects in the game during battle. I was amazed how many of them were and how important they are to elevate the fighting experience.
Take Goro for example. He is a big beast and every punch fills like a very mighty punch in this game. D’Vorah stings and they’ve chosen an excellent sound effect to make you feel hut by her attacks. This is the same with the other characters.
Just think about it, if you turn out the sound it’s like watching a completely different game. You have not feeling of the fighter’s power and pain.
I also stumbled on a very funny videos that demonstrated how the sound producers make up all those sounds effects — take a look.
Bloody hell, this is hilarious!
So the graphics is awesome, the gameplay is slick but challenging, there is a social aspect to the game, lots of characters, lots of variations, costumes and amazing sound effects – Mortal Kombat X is going to be one hack of a game (as I said, already pre-ordered).