Street Fighter's Ono Gives His Opinion On Mortal Kombat

Capcom's Yoshinori Ono discusses his views on his "rival" series, Mortal Kombat.

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Stealth20k2572d ago (Edited 2572d ago )

hardly a rivalry when most mortal kombat games are shit
in fact as a series mortal kombat is probably one of the worst fighters

nano882572d ago

yeah you right but this mortal kombat is going to be the best one

SasanovaS19872572d ago

mortal kombat is for casuals, not pros. its always been like that. and dont you dare call out the casuals, they get emotional when you talk about their skill level

Sony3602572d ago


lol @ "pros" thinking that they're the most important people in gaming.

I'd much rather enjoy a game than spend hours of my life practicing it till the novelty wears off. Been there, done that, grew out of it.

You aren't special for taking a game seriously.

Hudahudahuda2571d ago (Edited 2571d ago )

Oh he's special alright, just not in the way he'd like to be.

afterMoth2572d ago

Whatever, I'm sure he'll try to milk the Street IV further.. Arcade Edition, super ex IV, ulta. Which now includes:

Evil Ryu
De-furred Blanca
non-slutty Chun-Li
Catholic Dhalsim
Shy Ken
Nice Mr. Bison

MaxXAttaxX2572d ago

Ono is my least favorite Street Fighter game designer.

JudgeDredd2572d ago (Edited 2572d ago )

they add one new character per release. whats next? golden street fighter 4 triple platinum rainbow edition.

OneSneakyMofo2571d ago (Edited 2571d ago )

Ultra Hadouken Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Redux: Director's Cut: Game of the Year Edition

BiggCMan2572d ago (Edited 2572d ago )

The hell they are, there is only a small few that are bad at all, don't know where you got that from. I never did think of Mortal Kombat as a rival to Street Fighter though. I always thought of Tekken to be the rival. I love all three though so it doesn't bother me. I am very hooked on the demo for Mortal Kombat, its really shaping up to be a stellar game.

Raf1k12572d ago (Edited 2572d ago )

I'm guessing he hasn't been playing for long. One of the new generation of gamers who haven't experienced the first 3 MK games.

edit: I can understand why he'd say it though since a lot of the MK games haven't been good. This one seems to be returning to it's roots and therefore should be great.

supremacy2572d ago (Edited 2572d ago )

I don't know i mean i am a big fan of both, but i tend to lean more to that which offers me more at that given time, and in this case to me its clearly obvious that MK is that product this time around. With capcom trying ever so hard to pull that call of duty monetizing scheme on character skins and new editions.

However when it comes to rivalry i suppose this is the only other series to be out there as long as street fighter has.

So what if there are a few bad mk games, its not as if street fighter ex and sf the movie were any good either.

Besides capcom tend to drag a certain series long enough with the subtitles. every other MK game has been different or direct sequels so fair is fair.

Guys logically when i match something like two different products, i try and look at both products and see how similar they are to each other and based on my findings determine whether or not its a rivalry.

So example of this would be...

MK vs killer instincts
Tekken vs Virtua fighter
Street fighter vs king of fighter
Dead or alive vs soul caliber vs battle arena toshinden
Smash bros vs power stone?
Guilty gear vs blue blaze
Primal rage vs bloody roar
Bleach vs naruto ect

Besides i am more for the dark theme of MK, i mean i rather hear this over say...this? lol too pop for my taste.

firefoxprime2571d ago (Edited 2571d ago )


Wait what? I see your point but Guilty Gear vs BlazBlue???

You do understand those titles are created by the same company...right?

Haven't you noticed the 2 protagonists from BB look like cropped out version of the GG guys i.e SolBadguy?

gamingdroid2572d ago

MK has always been shallow too me. The way the movies are executed makes it very difficult to get any depth in the combo system.

It's all about flashy violent moves, which is fine by me. Street Fighter still rules the roost, and games like Guilty Gear and Blazblue is the real competitor to SF, not MK.

Personally I always felt MK to be a sh!tty series, except for the 2-3 first games that came out eons ago.

Enigma_20992572d ago

... Mortal Kombat has a combo system?!?!? When did THIS happen?

Enigma_20992571d ago

Oh stop living in denial... compared to a game like Street Fighter, it DOESN'T have a combo system. That's actually the one thing it really needs... not more blood and dismemberment to hide behind.

Hell, the only thing that it had that caught MY interest was Liu Kang. And they even screwed THAT up!

Then Street Fighter comes along with Fei Long...

Daver2572d ago (Edited 2572d ago )

Personaly I never liked Street fighter much, I prefer Mortal Kombat even if they made some bad games lately, the new one looks awesome!

As for fighting games, well Killer Instinct is still on my top.

Sony3602572d ago

..said the fanboy of a rival fighter.

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Djinn2572d ago

Mortal Kombat character are more badass. I hate the word "badass" but whatever

Scyrus2572d ago

they arent lol, tho just like SF most characters r copy paste designs, like 10 scorpions, syraxes and goro types, same with meleena's etc, pretty sad. also stiff and bad gameplay

newer one improved alot tho, but nothing compared to other fighting games

Rocket Sauce2572d ago

I hadn't really thought of that, but Mortal Kombat is much cooler.

Just compare the menu screens. MK has Scorpion breaking Sub Zero's neck and SSF4 has Ryu and Ken about to bang each other.

InLaLaLand2572d ago

LMAO about the Ken and Ryu part totally forgot about that. Also you forgot about this (although it's not a bad track).

linko18-19902572d ago

@ the-peoples-champ
I have to admit, that's definitely the worst, most annoying song, in a fighting game ever!

cochise3132572d ago

Mortal Kombat is awsome, and this new one is going to kick some serious ass.

Baka-akaB2572d ago (Edited 2572d ago )

My only beef with mortal kombat is that without the gore , it would be nothing noteworthy .

Granted its a huge boon and integral part of it and atmosphere already , but i usually prefer fighting games to be a bit less shallow on the mechanics and gameplay side .

Still the more franchises and flavors , the better . The recent times have been awesome for 2d fighting games , while the 3d ones grew complacent

Panthers2572d ago

The thing that always kept MK as my favorite fighter, was that the story was actually interesting to me. I love the characters more than any other game. No fighting game has a rivalry like Scorpion and Sub-Zero, or bosses like Goro.

And most fighting games, especially Japanese ones, dont take the story portion of the game seriously at all. Watch the endings to Tekken 2. Half of them make no sense. And I beat that game with every character just to see the ending.

kvg882572d ago

Growing up I was always more of a fan of Mortal Kombat than Street Fighter - then the PS2 days came around... Well, at least this MK is going to "rectify" that bittersweet past by rewriting the story from 1, 2 and 3.