For me, Ultimates were one of the biggest things about KI that I enjoyed. If you have been playing the game since season1 you’ll notice that only finisher that is ever really commonly seen are Ultras, and really there isn’t a whole lot that you can do with them.
I mean yeah sure you can get a 100 hit Ultra but at the end of the day it’s just one long ridiculous combo that really doesn’t carry the same kind of enjoyment of actually FINISHING off my opponent.
The reason I’d like for Ultimates to be in KI is because aside from the way I feel about them (which is just as Iconic as Ultra-combos) I love the idea of the options they have for Ultimates to be a thing.
Not only that, but in what they were trying to get with Shago they already have an awesome way of making you EARN these Ultimates, they already have the base work down for making these Ultimates work. So it’s not like people will not see them very often. If you were able to keep your first life-bar up high enough to even pull one off. Hell it’d even could motivate ME to play better just to have the chance to do one.
Ultra’s have lost their luster over the years for me, because I’ve seen them just about every other match, not even the new character Ultra’s excite me that much. Plus while it can be agreed that "ULTRAAAAA!!" is iconic, I also fins "ULTIMATE" to also be iconic at just the same way.
The problem: they don’t want to do them, which is terribly unfortunate. Honestly that was one of the biggest things I was hyped about on KI and for me, it’s lack of inclusion kind of puts a blemish on this gold of a game.
I think wen people say KI is copying MK it seems tey forge tthqat KI started as a copy of both MK and Street Fighter as well. Having fatalities will not make KI a copy of MK because it has enough stuff to establish it. That’s like saying KI is Street Fighter because of DP motion and FB motion, all which originated in SF.
II were to say that KI is able to establish itself pretty well, just because a fighting game has a cool finisher (like Ultimates, AstralFinishes, Guilty Gear finishers) doesn’t make the game a copy of MK. Other factors can come into to play in Ki that are already established: So answer this, Blaze Blue and Guilty gear have great finishers were you actually and truly defeat your opponent, you can compare em’ to MK fatalities but are they considered copies of MK?
KI already is pretty established as it’s own thing:
Diverse characters, Music, atmosphere, gameplay mechanics, etc.
Do you really think one feature with Ultimates is gonna some how make KI a sudden copy of Mortal Kombat?
I honestly don’t think so. In my opinion it just makes KI even better in my opinion. Gives me the end of the fight to look forward to, otherwise you’re just going the motions.
Ultra may be iconic but they have lost their luster and are now stale. You probably don’t see em tournaments so maybe in the next game they shouldn’t be there?