Why Most Girls Will Never Be Mortal Kombat Fans

Sometimes it almost feels like MK was created to repel women.

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KentBenMei1525d ago

"Why" is because it isn't Candy Crush.

NotEvenMyFinalForm1525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

But it's true. Surveys show that girls overwhelmingly prefer puzzle and social games over anything else.

Women's most liked game is Tetris.

But going back to the article, the author says that girls won't like MK because of the sexualization but, has she played MKX? Because things have changed. A lot.

Mr Pumblechook1525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

Not all games need to appeal to all people.
Some games by their nature are mass market and some IPs have a more specific audience and that's fine. If developers try and make their game to the lowest common denominator then they might destroy the qualities of the game and so it becomes weaker and doesn't sell.

Aenea1525d ago


Well, I do love puzzle games, even Tetris, especially when on the go, not a fan of Candy Crush, just played a couple of rounds of Battlefield 4, so I'm certainly not one of them.

I know many people don't want to separate the two, but people who only play simpler games on mobiles and tablets are in a different category and always find it weird to throw them on the same pile. I wonder how the percentages would be if you only looked at non-mobile gamers.

Even then I'm sure some games are more liked by one gender than the other, but to say women don't play MK 'cos it's not Candy Crush is idiotic...

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WeAreLegion1525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

Most girls? Every female gamer I know loves Mortal Kombat. A great number of them do, in general. What are you talking about?

opinionated1525d ago

It's true. Ever since the first mks. It's one of the few games where they can mash buttons and win. Only .01% of the dingbat broads in San Francisco care about "revealing clothing". Breaking news! Females find Victoria's Secret sexist in new study!

NotEvenMyFinalForm1525d ago

dude that's is not true. You can only mash buttons and win against someone who is mashing buttons to win too. But if you play online against people of modest ranks you just won't be able to win by simply mashing buttons because they understand the system and they will punish every nonsensical thing you do.

opinionated1525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

I'm talking about couch play. The old mks didn't have online. I'm not trashing mk, I'm just saying its a lot easier for a chick who doesn't play games to hop in and play this opposed to battlefield for example.

Hold_It1525d ago

It's not the manly jaws that the female characters have in MK9 is it?

donwel1525d ago

Did they have manjaw in MK9? I thought that was more MKX/L

Hold_It1525d ago

Yeah, their jawlines look like they were chisled by Spartans.
Ah, lol. They did somewhat better in MKX/L compared to 9 as far as the jaws went, but caving in to PC was just lame imo.

Ristul1525d ago

Cool, you don't have to like it, just don't ask to have it changed you entitled b***h.

KentBenMei1525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

Hear, hear!

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