Mortal Kombat 12

You just can’t expect the cool IPs to be good like the old days anymore. Expecting that is like want to have your cake and eat it too.

Back on the topic at hand, it’s not like Mortal Kombat 1 overall is trash in my honest opinion, the story is a lot better than MK11, I just wished that NRS had more time to really work on the game instead of participating in the same old DLC practices that comes off as predatory and actually gave fans what they want besides mobile games and fighting games (I.E. An updated Shaolin Monks game or Konquest. Either could work).

Oh and I dock NRS and WB cool points for locking *Havik behind Story Mode when they should’ve locked Tanya, Li Mei, Rain, Reptile, Baraka, Reiko, General Kahn, Sindel, Geras, Nitara, Ashrah, Shang Tsung, Quan Chi and Ermac along with him.

*If names are blurred, it’s for a reason.

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Who even is the arcade mode boss btw?

Invasions mode and the “unlockable skins” being locked away by internet is one thing, as the mode itself didn’t really excite me in the first place. Plus the “unlockable skins” they have shown off, to me just look bad. It feels NRS took the “basic btch color swaps” from MK11 and expanded on it tenfold, despite fans wanting ACTUAL good costumes this time around. But again, gotta get that DLC sales somehow.


The part that really grinds my gears though, Apparently Havik and FIVE of the existing Kameo fighters are permently locked behind the game’s Online DRM, meaning offline players like myself are basically given a massive 'F*** YOU" from NRS if we want to unlock them normally. Which is just unacceptable.

Why do publishers have such a massive stick up their ■■■ if someone decides to play a game offline these days? This shts really gotta stop.The glory days of MK9 are gone it seems, which is pretty saddening.

Dont advertise a mode as “OFFLINE Singleplayer” if you need to be ONLINE to even use it, thats just false advertising right there.

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Time to hack the pc version.

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The Aftermath IS KOMING…starting from tomorrow (I’m personally not counting Early Access days).

If this isn’t peak AAA gaming, I don’t know what is. I sure as heck won’t be spending any money on any of it until NRS and WB sort their issues out. AAA gaming is the worst for people who want devs to do better with their IPs and it shows. Warner Bros. deserves a lifelong boycott.

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The world we live in revolves around the internet I think. I can think of a million things you can’t do if you don’t provide an email address. I can get your frustration but that’s the future I think. I can’t think of the last time a game hasn’t wanted an internet connection. That cloud has to save that progress.

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Well… it’s day 1. Did they add a new character?

I don’t know. All I know is that the Switch version of MK1 is absolutely dreadful in comparison to the PlayStation 5 version of that game.

Warner Bros is to blame for that one.

I’ve bene playing the story so far its leagues above MK11’s story and might actually be a close second to MK9’s.

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Yeah, I’m loving the story so far. I also love Johnny and Kenshi’s friendship; the part where Johnny gives him back Sento was surprisingly moving. I loved that scene. Ashrah was also surprisingly well done as well.

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Same, so if I had to list form best to worst.
-Mortal Kombat 9 - Best
-Mortal Kombat 1 (MK 12) - Good
-Mortal Kombat X - Average
-Mortal Kombat 11 - Worst

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Not nescisarly, there actually are still games out there that dont require internet for basic unlockables. Problem is companies like WB Games, EA, Activision and Microsoft etc, are trying to dictate how we play our games, which in the longrun is detrimental to their longevity. Which saddens me many gamers just willingly accept it.

Put it this way, MK9’s servers got shut down not too long ago on Ps3 and 360, which granted only lost the online multiplayer aspect but nothing more. But say when MK1’s servers were to go down once “MK15” releases, its basically them stealing content from the customer since you will not be able to access them in the future, which I just cannot accept to be the norm.

Again, I get we use internet a lot these days, but that shouldn’t mean games need to sacrifice content just to appease the shareholders who couldn’t give a ■■■■ about how a game releases.

TLDR: Not every game needs to be always online, not every game needs that ‘Fortnite FOMO’. Mortal Kombat should be better than that.

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And this is why I play on emulators or anything indie on Steam at this point. WB Games and NRS really crapped the bed with their practices as of late and the game itself (in spite of all of the good points) is not complete. AAA gaming sucks.

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The empty spot on the character select screen bothers me soooooo much

Apparently I don’t play those games. Lmsao. I retired my 360 10 years ago. Again, I can’t think of the last time a game I played didn’t need an online connection. Technically, any digital game downloaded is gonna be gone when a server goes away. I literally know no one who buys a disc for gaming. It’s a digital world.

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I’m happy for 99% of the voice actors of MK1. They did their best to make the story and the pre-fight dialogue enjoyable and easy to listen to.

That being said, casting Megan Fox as a voice actress was a terrible idea. Hearing her voice really kills the excitement for any scene that Nitara is in.

AAA gaming developers and publishers deserve no money from me. I made a mistake pre-ordering MK11. Never again.

Oh, and one more thing…

MK12_148_154,11

The game was never finished.

I wouldn’t go that far. I’m gonna wait to buy it, probably when the inevitable ultimate/complete edition comes out. But I’m not satisfied with the product as is. I certainly don’t blame it on it being AAA. Heck, fortnite is self published for Christ sake. Epic grew big off its back sure but it didn’t start out that way. And hey, once the servers go down, there’s no way for them to punish you for just hacking/modding the game to unlock everything anyway. And once a game is out in the wild the fans take better care of it than the original developers ever did. Speaking from experience as a Sonic fan. Heck, look at brawl even, fans not only brought the servers back online (which is really common for once online games) but continue to add new content to it than fans can pick and choose. I guarantee it, once NRS is done with the game, that’s when the fun will really start.

Now y’all know I’m not a fan of their creative choices for this title but any size team could ■■■■■ that up. Honestly just makes me less thrilled for NRS games more specifically, and MK even more specifically.

A little sad that they apparently didn’t get rid of gear completely and they’re still trying to pass off smash style pallet swaps as alternate skins, but that’s all tied to invasion mode I guess and I’m not bothering with that anyway, especially since I’ll be coming into the game late. I could care less about it.

I don’t know what this means…

You know it’s funny that people are calling this game rushed considering that it took the longest for them to make out of any previous NRS game. Past games were made with ridiculously quick turnarounds and were almost certainly rushed through production. And yet that wasn’t really a complaint people had. If anything people were more upset when they appeared to take their time with this next entry.

I have my issues, sure. I don’t really trust NRS anymore, I’m not really hyped for MK anymore unless I can get the full game and all the dlc for under $20, and between MK11, this game, MultiVersus, and that Suicide Squad game I’m not sure even came out yet or not, I don’t really trust WB games anymore. Which is sad cause I used to think they were one if the good ones. But there still are some good ones, or at least some better ones. And we don’t have to limit ourselves to 100% indie stuff.

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I wills ay this, yes, Inversion mode is an absolute grind fest, but I know my brother is trying to unlock the hanzo skin cause he wasn’t a fan of what we have for Scorpion and Sub-zero isn’t all that great in terms of costumes.

Honestly I’ll probably just get it on steam and hack my save. I don’t even care if I’m banned because I don’t play online and I give 0 ■■■■■. I’d rather just get the stuff the easiest way possible. And sadly that way was not provided by NRS themselves.