Mortal Kombat's Boon: Hardcore Reputation Hinders Sales In Fighting Game Genre

While fighting games grew to prominence in the arcades of the 1990s, the genre has become increasingly niche -- to some it may represent a bygone era of quarter-pumping mall rats who spent hours perfecting their hadokens, or in Mortal Kombat's case, game-ending fatalities.

They were games made by developers who wanted to challenge players with complexity -- mastering the mechanics took dedication, and few were bold enough to learn the ins and outs of a system.

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3120d ago

im so excited for what is looking like the first amazing mortal kombat since mk3