Posted by GreenZed in AI discrepancy (Started by Hihoshi June 18, 2022, 03:29:44 PM
Board: M.U.G.E.N Discussion
Board: M.U.G.E.N Discussion
Just to remind you, Alba Meira is 22 years old when KOF MI happens which is set over a decade after KOF. So that means they have to declare that it's a completely different Alba that has nothing to do with KOF MI's iteration or retcon him so hard that it's going to end up like KOF XV's Rock Howard's inclusion where logic is thrown out the window even on SNK's standards.
Whichever the case may be, both don't seem to be feasible options SNK is willing to take. Mind you, it took them over two decades to reintroduce K9999 to KOF, but he's hella popular. Alba (or most of the MI cast) isn't really a fan favorite if you get the drift.
But for real, we're not getting them. That sudden Falcoon departure from SNK as MI3 was planned for 7th gen consoles, must've been result of something ugly happening behind the doors. It took how long SNK to get over Eolith? We would have to double that, and that would still be pretty generous.
And on the topic of KOF MI, it's because the game literally takes place after Geese's death. It happens to be the same game where Rock is a full grown adult and Terry is a bit older too. Putting characters from that time period into the same game where Geese is alive is just weird knowing that KOF XV takes place before MI. Unless the characters are solely for gameplay-only, then:As non-canon DLC? Maybe.
More like, they have no interest in bringing them to the main timeline. They have no issue using the MI characters in other things.
Characters like Terry, Ryo and K' are essential to the game, especially the latter as he was literally the main character from a previous arc. And my point still stands in regards to the agency part. We've lost characters like Kim, Daimon, Mature, Vice, Kensou, Chin and many others who were considered to be "staples" of the franchise in XV and the main reason why is because they simply did not make the cut due to lack of relevancy. The ones who made it like Ryo and Kula were just purely based on popularity (I'm not saying the cut characters aren't popular, but they're not as popular as some others).
The other probable main reason of the character's non-inclusion in the initial roster is due to the recent death of the real Kim Kaphwan, founder of Viccom, a Korean company that for many years licensed SNK's games, and that inspired the fictional character.
Krohnen was aesthetically overhauled, but was still accepted by the community as his story was consistent with his old persona (K9999). MI characters will be the very opposite as much of their stories would have to be retconned (unless Jivatma returned, lol) and that'd be just silly.
Characters which require story retcons are not favored over characters that only need visual updates.
they could effortlessly just make a *new* backstory for those characters that fit into KOF current """""canon""""", if they really gave a shit about it.
Because they lack agency.
Just like how 60+% of the KOF 14 characters like Sylvie were cut from 15, characters that lack presence in the story just don't seem important. Shun'ei isn't really popular, but the reason why he keeps being included in the franchise is because he's an integral part of the overall arc.
If MI characters were included with a retconned backstory, that'd be simply recycling character designs and would be deemed lazy on SNK's part.
So I doubt they'd want to open up another can of worms just to bring back familiar faces. As non-canon DLC? Maybe.
FYI: That's the same reason why grown up Rock is never canon or part of the main storyline and is always DLC.
- You disabled debug mode but not the debug keys (you can just F1 through arcade mode)
8. I personally think that would work better for an after-credits scene.
4. No Heat Haze for Ingrid? How could you? There's even an instrumental version, if you don't like it's lyrics.
Man of culture.