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Started by "Bad News" Hoffmann, July 08, 2011, 11:05:24 pm
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#1  July 08, 2011, 11:05:24 pm
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Yarr,

we have Tekken, KOF and SS discussion threads..so it cant hurt to have a Mortal Kombat Series discussion thread i thought.. and before someone else starts it...GBK does it.


I am a big fan of fighting games since 1992 ..first one i played was SF2, soon followed by MK on the SNES. While it is not my all time favourite series when it comes to playing it, MK was always something special for me. Maybe because i got a quite cool Movie back than..maybe it was the characterdesign or simply the realistic looking digi sprites, the violence, the music or the story.

The series has it ups and downs...but probably more downs than any other big fighting game series. While tekken went on a straight route - every sequel had more characters, more moves, better graphics, gameplay tweaks - the MK series gameplay changed nearly from game to game...instead of having a stable roster, they excluded even fan favourites for some parts (Scorpion, Raiden in MK3 as example, Liu Kang in MK DA etc.)

There are many many...too many mistakes done in the MK games..but after all..since the new Mortal kombat was announced and released it seems that the MK series has a good chance to be taken as a serious competition for Street Fighter and Tekken. Just everything what could be improved was improved, from the characterdesign to the gameplay.

A web- series was and is in production re-telling the MK story in very different views, and chances are that we see a new MK movie, done by Warner Bros somewhen in the future. I wish the Mk developer team good luck and success with future Mortal Kombat games..since MK2011 seems to be a success, it looks like we will see more games of the series sooner or later.

I myself wouldnt mind a new Mk game like Shaolin Monks..that was seriously the best game in the last 9 years.


What are your opinions about the series now after Mortal Kombat 2011 ?

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#2  July 08, 2011, 11:08:10 pm
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MK games are always good drinking party games. especially when you are then only one not drinking.
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#3  July 08, 2011, 11:16:50 pm
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If you are someone who needs to play against drunk friends to win..well  how do MK fans call such people?

... noobs?

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#4  July 08, 2011, 11:17:57 pm
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I love MK, but I understand why it's the black sheep of fighting game franchises.  However, I think MK9 has easily trumped SF4 as far as being a solid game goes.  Not because I think SF4 is bad, just because I really really like MK9.
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#5  July 08, 2011, 11:26:06 pm
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I always liked Mortal Kombat 2 better, MK3 was too disappointing and specially Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 with that penguin animality for Scorpion O_o Well, I liked Mortal Kombat 4, but I'm not sure if I'll try MK9 (which got polemic due a certain brazilian who got stolen copies from the game direct from the factory, he got jailed and may not play the game again, even though he ended up being the first in illegal means).
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#6  July 08, 2011, 11:35:34 pm
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If you are someone who needs to play against drunk friends to win..well  how do MK fans call such people?

... noobs?

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What i mean that they are absolutely hilarious to play. I keep cracking up at the game and my friends.

I dont play MK seriously. I might with MK9 but i need to get it first :V
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#7  July 09, 2011, 12:05:04 am
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I honestly think the mortal kombat series has one of the most interesting plots for a fighting game.

Not only as a whole but in individual character stories as well. Scorpions story for example. What other fighting game has a ninja zombie from hell who wants to kill an ice ninja from a rival tribe for causing his family and tribes death?

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#8  July 09, 2011, 12:09:02 am
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mk has and most likely will always be a mess of a series.

but there's one thing i will give the series, and that's a great sense of humor. ermac/skarlet's origin story, 'toasty', the massive line-up of rumored characters including a mexican stryker headswap and an oni platypus cyber ninja, countless anagrams using the names of staff members, rain being a jojo's-esque music reference, and fergus mccgovern
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#9  July 09, 2011, 03:48:00 am
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   I think the MK series has a real chance to redeem itself in the eyes of the fighting game fans, who have long held a disappointed view of the game.... Although the original MK series was one of the biggest fighting game franchises (maybe even THE biggest, that's debatable), it became a household name, that even fareweather fans of fighting games had esteemed (probably more than any other fighting game in history).... However, in a since, that was the problem... Fareweather fans ate it up, but the hard core fighting game fan, the critics, weren't so much fans of it.... Largely because there were many other fighting games that were all around better put together... Gaming series' like Street Fighter, Tekken, King Of Fighters, Art Of Fighting, Fatal Fury, Darkstalkers, etc... But, Virtua Fighter meanwhile was massively popular, even though they lacked unique chars or storylines (which was one thing MK had plenty of). Of coarse I'm not saying VF was a bad series either, I love VF's game play, I do see signs that they may be trying to get better at making more unique chars and storylines as well... But that's another issue entirely.
 
   So I see this as a chance for the MK series to regain (or more accurately, to gain) the respect of the more hard core fans of the fighting game genres...... Rather than relying on the appeal to fareweather fans.
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#10  July 10, 2011, 04:56:20 am
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#11  July 10, 2011, 12:44:08 pm
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I was actually talking about MK to a friend the other day. We were talking about how MK was a "cool" fighting game. When I was younger I played MK1 1st and thought it was awesome with Scorpion and Sub-zero (brilliant character names). Then played MK2 and got to play as Reptile, who is probably still my sentimental favourite MK character (no doubt because he was a secret character in MK1). I didn't really like MK3, but much preferred UMK3 and MK3T. I thought MK4 was a step in the wrong direction; I enjoyed deadly alliance, and hated Armageddon. I don't think MK9 is really a great game.

MK used to have things like fatalities, which the only way to learn was either by discovering it by yourself or through word of mouth. I remember a kid telling me "this is how you do Liu Kangs dragon fatality", I went home all excited and it didn't work! But then I went through and tried the combination with other characters and it ended up being Jax's fatality ;D MK for me has lots of memories like that which make me look back on the series fondly and why I am still always interested in MK.

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#12  July 10, 2011, 01:06:28 pm
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That with the cancelled HD Mortal Kombat and the MK 1-3 arcade trilogy instead was definitive a big step in the wrong direction from the looks of the screens, made by a dissapointed UI developer of the game

I have still hopes that we might see something cool next year  for the 20 years anniversary of Mortal Kombat


@ the_mith yes MK 4 was indeed a step into the wrong direction, while they added from 2D to 3D they didnt use the 3D really, but instad the franchise lost its back than really cool gimmick of the digitized actors.

I believe that till today, fans of the series were hoping for a new Mk with real actors. I myself did..when the ps3 was announced i seriously hoped for a nearly photorealistic looking Mortal Kombat.

I guess the technique itself is there..maybe its just too expensive?
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#13  July 10, 2011, 03:04:58 pm
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I'm really loving Mortal Kombat 9! It is well worth the money!
(I got the 360 version) So no Kratos, but its not like I care...   --;

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#14  July 11, 2011, 09:24:31 am
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I'm really loving Mortal Kombat 9! It is well worth the money!
(I got the 360 version) So no Kratos, but its not like I care...   --;

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    Why would Kratos be in a MK game?
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#16  July 11, 2011, 09:33:33 pm
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I've enjoyed Mortal Kombat manly because its easier for me to perform combos than any other fighting games. Special moves were sort of a pain to remember in the MK 1-3, but thanks to the newer MK games, I can perform them a lot easier (resulting in better combos lol).

Speaking of which, whatever happened to Mortal Kombat HD Collection? Were they using new actors to recreate the sprites or where they just making everything HD?

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#17  July 11, 2011, 10:15:17 pm
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I'm really loving Mortal Kombat 9! It is well worth the money!
(I got the 360 version) So no Kratos, but its not like I care...   --;

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    Why would Kratos be in a MK game?

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Kratos is in MK9 as a guest character!

   This I didn't know... I haven't really played MK9, I've seen trailers of it and what not though... What other guest chars appear in MK9?
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#18  July 11, 2011, 10:54:56 pm
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Kratos is the only one, and he is obviously only in the PS3 version
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#19  July 12, 2011, 03:22:19 pm
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Kratos is the only one, and he is obviously only in the PS3 version
Kratos fatalities are quite brutal, pretty much like the other characters as well. I believe he may appear in a future sequel of MK on Playstation 3 or other videogames made by Sony.
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#20  August 05, 2012, 07:01:19 am
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well, since this is the official mortal kombat thread it seems like the appropiate place to ask this since asking someplace else would just result in a "lol mortal kombat" reply.

... anyhow. i suddenly had the urge to play mk thanks to the "injustice" trailers and whatnot. so i've dug some good ol' mk2 (juano16's full game to be exact, which i do reccomend). well long story short i wanted to try one of those fancy 3d mk games you kids play nowdays

sadly i'm a poor person and only own a ps2 and a wii (sad, isn't?) so well, my options are narrowed to: deadly alliance, deception and armageddon (there's also shaolin monks which i DO plan to get)

so for someone who's last game in the franchise was mk4 and the last game i liked was mk2 which of the above do you guys reccomend?