Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Personally I think it would be exciting if they only bring back a dozen or so from games past and add a TON of new fighters.
I think all fighting games moving forward should follow suit with Smash and include every character ever created for any franchise.. but maybe wishful thinking lol.. they want to make you pay for dlc characters =(
Agreed. It sucks when picking up a sequel to a fighting game and a character you might have mained isn't in it anymore
It's not like Smash ISN'T including DLC characters, but I get what you're saying. There are more than enough base characters and the DLC ones really do feel optional. Unlike other fighting games where you only get 12 characters and you feel more obliged to buy the DLC to build a small roster.
I would say that for most fighting games but...MK is a fight to the death so.......i dunno. There should be some turnover lol.
Yeah, that would be cool. Keep the main fighters that really need to be there, and then create some new ones to keep things fresh.
If they're going to pick an ip-based character, I would really like to see Ash from Army of Darkness in this. I also really want another Evil Dead game LOL
You might have the Street Fighter 3 problem, in that case. People did not warm to SF3 until 3rd Strike, because initially the only returning character was Ryu. They should try and avoid the Namco scenario, though (rarely diverging from the core roster).
Man I just like the idea of brand new universe. Maybe add the classic fighters for arcade play but remove them from the story mode or whatever.
oh he should come back FOR SURE!
I would love for the order realm Hotaru to make a return. He was my main in Deception towards Armageddon
I cannot find another example of a video game getting rid of it's core fighters due to it's aging universe. Without some of the Characters the author claims should be omitted, would this even feel like a Mortal Kombat game. Is that really a risk developers should realistically be expected to take?
its not only age. johnny cage, sonya, kano, and jax each have children to carry on their legacy. with roster space being limited, it would make more sense for these four to take a break and allow for other MK favorites to return, like jade or noob saibot.
SoulCalibur V had the same thing, with fighters' children taking their place and a lot of people hated that.
And the next Tomb Raider should be without Lara.... and the next Sonic should be without Sonic... and the next Witcher should be w.o. Geralt... what a nonsense... Andy Asimakis, I dont care what you think!!!!
I mean...if Tomb raider had 25 characters to chose from then maybe Lara wouldn't need to be in 11 of the games...
cared enough to comment though.
I agree with a lot of these. Cage/Sonya/Kano/Jax are all pretty boring, IMO. Ferra/Tor too. Ermac is pretty cool, though, and the arcade endings are not always canon. Liu Kang has all the character of dry wall, but he is a fan favourite. Mileena is somewhat beloved by many, but canonically dead. I think we can all agree that Stryker should never be mentioned again.
As long as that 21 Savage song isn't in it, count me in.
Kotal Khan, Ferra-Tor, jackie briggs, the bow guy. IMO they were boring and i wouldn't want to see them back. I would like to see Takeda, D'vorrah, Cassie Cage and Tremor back.
Agreed with everything but Ferra-Tor. Not a fan of their playstyle but as a character overall I thought they were easily one of the best new additions. Same with D'vorrah and Takeda.
Where oh where is Kabal. Made no sense why he wasn't included last time
All the youths
Ugh get rid of Takeda. Almost as bad as kai.
They should bring back Kira and a few of the 3D characters. Based on all the different leaks Frost, li mei, Sareena and Fujin are in all of them. All 3 were in MKX as story mode characters so it would be a waste not to have them playable even when a new game is released. Frost should've been in X
I just hope they improve the gameplay, MK9 was super awesome and MK X was a disaster for me... they changed the game mechanics introduced multiple fighting styles tsc it just sucked like Deadly Alliance... I hope they fix this or at least improve.
something about their art style i dont like.. they look like.. ps3/360 pre rendered animation.. i wish they went for just alittle more realistic art style.. im not saying it isnt already.. just the style i dont like it much.. IMO
All of 'em. Very boring now imo.
I'd like to see Sub-Zero from MK 1 return as his original form, and treat him as a fast cryomancer while his younger brother who's the master become almost a slow high damaging fighter due to his age and dragon medallion. They toyed with this idea before but dropped it and kept noob and brought in frost. I'd like Noob to gain his own background and is a spirit that takes over the bodies of dead fighters. And switch noob over as a character that died in cannon X. That way noob gets a whole new move list and look, and have scorpion go after the original subzero again instead of him continuously going after the young subzero who they have already conformed both are aware he isn't the killer blah blah blah, and their beef is closer to a Ken and Ryu deal. I want scorpion bad again or at least on the war path and not earth new protector. They took the coolester character and felt since he was popular he had to be the good guy, they did that with Smoke as well. Let bad guys be popular too.
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