By 2016 would you like KI to be reclasified as an M rated game? POLL

Strait forward question. KI rated M by 2016 yes or no?

Well yes or no I haven’t figured this new UI yet.

I have a whole bunch of suggestions, so many I forgot some haha, first thing I wanna touch down on is that post about getting KI pushed to an M rating. Absolutely. There target range is well over 17 and it would give the devs alot more creative freedom

More mature dialauge

More graphic enders

Less restrictions on devs

over all a better experience for every one.


No. The M rating benefits KI little, and restricts it in more ways than it would help it.


Doesn’t matter. I’m sure there are some to whom KI would become more appealing if there was more gratuitous gore and brutality.

But I feel like superior dynamic gameplay is the focus of the game. Gore won’t add to that. So far gore hasn’t been needed to convey fatality in KI. They use better, more stylish means. IG has circumvented blatant violence by use of creativity. I applaud this.


No, just let it go already.


So when jago hits you with his shadow laser ultra about 20 times do you expect to still have arms?

If you’re going to take things THAT literally, then no one should survive the first hit of the round, and every game is just a sudden death round. One swipe of Jago’s sword, one pierce from Fulgore’s arm blades, one deep cut from Thunder’s tomahawks, etc. If you are going to get SUPER literal, no character would make it past the first hit. So I’d say your argument is self-defeating at this point.

I kind of like to add a Dragonball Z mentality to the characters and think their training has brought them to levels of human ability higher than most, and they are capable of sustaining more powerful hits, taking bigger damage, and still fighting on with superhuman stamina. I like KI’s characters because they almost do seem superhuman in their own way. Why ruin that with ultra-realism? It takes away the comic-bookish sense of struggle and rooting for a hero while he battles your favorite villain. Making the game too real just…ruins it.

If you want realism, the closest you’re gonna get is maybe Call of Duty 4.


So when Cinder touches you do you expect to expect to be completely unburned?


nah just gets toasty.

I guess the multiple arguments with multiple people across multiple threads on the old forums didn’t prove the point that gore is not wanted by most?


No M rating.

If you want MK, go to MK.

KI it’s(and always was) about combos, ULTRAAAAAAA, combo breaker, and monsters, not brutal gore, FATALITY, and treating dental caries with drills.

SF doesn’t need to split a single blood drop to success.

If KI introduces dismemberment or other extremely over-the-top violence, I would be literally done with the game.

So I vote no.


Nope, not sure why some want this to be an M rated game and have more gore just to have gore. KI was never about blood like MK.

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Simple question:
Why do you want M rating? For blood and gore? “Fatalities”? You have already all this in MK.

MK makes gore his real trademark. KI wants to make his trademark his combat system, accessible, deep, fun, and with interaction of both players. That’s the reason MS wanted a reboot. That’s the philosophy of the game. If the game suddenly it’s all gore and blood, maybe they are calling for the wrong public. People that want blood surely will come, but it demands an effort that it’s better used in mechanics, character design…

Let’s play math. You have 100 $(let’s keep it simple). You can spend 40 $ in character design and 60 $ in combat system(KI), or you can spend 20 $(MK) on gore and blood… and you have to cut from gameplay or character design…

And that is a reality. MK is full of clones(Kitana-Mileena-Jade, Ermac-Scorpion-Sub Zero, Goro-Sheeva, even the new kids, Cassie-Johnny…). Surely they have differences, but there aren’t as unique as KI characters are between them. Some of them are similar in gameplay or in appearance.

And… well, I don’t like MK’s eternal juggles, long one sided combo ala Mahvel, and unbalanced roster. But maybe it’s only me

Also, @KillerSwift7, here you can learn to make polls: How to add a poll

No… The M rating adds nothing. What makes KI fun is its fluid deep gameplay, not seeing people get their arms ripped off. Leave the gore to MK. KI doesn’t need it.


No. Why? There are no benefits in it changing to M.


No. There’s just no reason for it. And if they add stuff that I’m uncomfortable with my kids seeing, it gets put up on the dusty shelf with MK X for those rare precious moments when I am gaming alone (i.e. never). “Cartoony” violence and even the weird blood puddles they have now are fine. But if they start chopping off heads? Done.


Perhaps the game is the way it is because that’s what the developers want it to be like? Sure, fan input in important for the future of the game, but eventually creators have to draw the line and say "no, this is MY game, this is MY story, I’m the one creating it. If you don’t like something about it, then it’s not for you."
It’s like if George R Martin caved in whenever someone cried on the internet “please don’t kill x character or rape y character.” It would remove any sense of conflict in the story. Or if or if every single concept from the “Future Character” section of the old forums got published into the game with no quality control.
I have major respect for Bethesda’s recent response to all the criticism they’ve been receiving about the still unreleased Fallout 4 that basically amounts to “if you don’t change my nitpicks with the game, I’m not buying it”. Bethesda’s response? "Okay then, don’t. We are here to tell you about this game we’re making. We’re not going to go to every single customer and say I’m making this game and you have to buy it so I’m going to tailor it to your every need.’ We’re going to make the game we want to make, and you can buy it if you want."
And before anyone gives the “all the best selling games of last year had an M rating” argument. If all you friends were named Cliff, would you jump off 'em? “Do it because everyone else does it” is not a valid marketing strategy. For every hit, there’s a bunch of garbage trying to ape its success. Making yourself DIFFERENT from the rest of the market is how you find success. For every trendy Modern Warfare knockoff cover based shooter that did things the way that was supposedly popular and wound up completely forgettable, there’s Minecraft; a game that seems so quaint and simple compared to the multimillion dollar ultra “realistic” modern shooters, and yet is one of the best selling games in the history of games, even on its way to outselling Call of Duty.
Ratings and flashy pixels and blood and guts aren’t as important as the gameplay.
Long story short, no. KI will be fine without gore, just like Street Fighter, Tekken, Smash Bros, SNK, Soul Calibur, Marvel vs Capcom and Skullgirls have done just fine without gore. If you REALLY want gory KI, get the PC version and mod it. Of you can’t mod it, find a mod someone else made. If no one else has had the interest to make a mod, then obviously no one else has been that concerned about it.

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the OP has already had this discussion in several forms on the Season 2 forums, yet continues to press this at every opportunity. His main point is about blood and gore, nothing else. The devs have weighed in on the older threads multiple times, but somehow this continues.

As always, it won’t be happening for the several reasons listed, including the marketability the T rating gives to the general public, ease of use at tournaments and displays, lack of necessity for dismemberment, etc.

As others have said time and time again, if you want more gore and dismemberment than already exists in KI, go play MK, and stop wasting everybody’s time. Nearly everybody is tired of having this discussion except @KillerSwift7, it seems.