Absolutely was. Sadly, I consider Mortal Kombat X's story to be the lesser of the trilogy's seeing as how it has actual plot holes. I don't mean continuity errors or retcons, but actual plot holes of things never properly explained.I don't know about anyone else but I felt that the civil war part of MKX's story was the best part of it so much so it should have very well been the plot of most if not the whole story.
Overall, the entire trilogy's story isn't anything spectacular (but it is fun), people praise Mortal Kombat (2011)'s because of nostalgia. It has a host of continuity issues that no one ever seems to acknowledge or care about.